Archive of February 22, 2013

Jailed Iranian pastor reports 'threatening' abuse

Feb 22, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison, has spoken out about his plight, which includes physical violence, psychological abuse and death threats.  

Tanzanian bishops stress peace as murdered priest laid to rest

Feb 22, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- The bishops of Tanzania called on the local people to work and pray for peace after the recent murder of Father Evarist Mushi on the island of Zanzibar.

Morning-after pills all have abortive potential, doctor says

Feb 22, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- The reasoning offered by the German Catholic bishops for allowing the morning-after pill in rape cases is being faulted for citing information that is not medically accurate.

Doctor calls German bishops misled on morning-after pill

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:27 pm .- A leading Catholic doctor in Spain says he will write a letter to Germany's bishops to help correct what he believes to be their mistaken views on the morning-after pill.

John Paul II's canonization progress remains confidential

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The Vatican’s continuing work on Blessed John Paul II’s cause for sainthood cannot currently be made public, said the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

German bishops' morning-after pill decision causes concern

Feb 22, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Doctors and people involved in pro-life work say that the German bishops’ decision to allow morning-after pills for rape victims raises strong concerns and that the drug in question can cause a chemical abortion.

Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family

Feb 22, 2013 - 04:03 am .- The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the Catholic faith and pro-life devotion of his parents.

Poll finds strong approval for Pope Benedict, Catholic tradition

Feb 22, 2013 - 02:05 am .- As the Feb. 28 resignation of Pope Benedict XVI approaches, the vast majority of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view of the pontiff, and the majority support traditional Catholic teaching as well.

Legislators behind religious freedom law support Hobby Lobby

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its recent religious freedom lawsuit.

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