Archive of April 11, 2013

Blind activist appeals to US over China's human rights abuses

Apr 11, 2013 - 04:34 pm .- Blind Chinese human rights activist and lawyer Chen Guangcheng criticized China for its human rights abuses and asked that the United States holds the foreign country responsible for its actions.

Vatican official urges use of technology to proclaim Gospel

Apr 11, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization.

Tens of thousands turn out for Peruvian pro-life march

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- Nearly 30,000 people took part in a demonstration in the northern Peruvian city of Piura on April 6 to voice opposition to attempts to legalize abortion in the country.

Adult stem cells helping teen with 'brittle bone disease' grow

Apr 11, 2013 - 10:45 am .- A girl whose bones used to break every two months was awarded for her courage in successfully battling her disease during a stem cell research conference at the Vatican.

Pope thanks foundation for fighting material, spiritual poverty

Apr 11, 2013 - 08:55 am .- Pope Francis told members of The Papal Foundation that their contributions are helping combat “the many forms of material and spiritual poverty” present throughout the world.

Scholar says European fight against porn shows depth of problem

Apr 11, 2013 - 04:08 am .- Recent public efforts to oppose pornography in two European countries reveal that porn is problem not only for religious reasons but universal human reasons, according to a professor.

Bishop says tighter gun laws will help build culture of life

Apr 11, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., has urged legislators to support laws that build “a culture of life” by placing more stringent guidelines around gun ownership and use.

Gonzaga University to review Knights of Columbus status

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Gonzaga University president Thayne McCulloh will be reviewing the school's Student Life Office decision which denied a Knights of Columbus Council application to be recognized as a “student club.”

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