Archive of April 12, 2013

National figures demand media attention to Gosnell trial

Apr 12, 2013 - 12:51 pm .- The murder trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has produced graphic testimony of “beheadings” of infants who survive abortions, but the lack of national news coverage has drawn protests and criticism from pro-life leaders, congressmen and professional journalists.

Vatican honors boy for courage during trachea transplant

Apr 12, 2013 - 11:13 am .- During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one grown using his own stem cells won the “Pontifical Hero Award” for his courage.

Pope personally thanks State department for overtime

Apr 12, 2013 - 09:24 am .- The last month of papal transition meant that the employees of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State worked long hours, so Pope Francis decided that he would offer his heartfelt thanks by making a personal visit.

Movie on Catholic abuse scandal feared to be exploitative

Apr 12, 2013 - 04:07 am .- An upcoming movie on the sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has caused one screenwriter to worry that the film could exploit sex abuse for the sake of Hollywood awards.

Archbishop likens immigrants to 'Les Misérables' hero

Apr 12, 2013 - 02:01 am .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami made a plea for immigration reform at a rally on Saturday, noting that like the hero of “Les Misérables,” migrants wish to “redeem themselves with honest work.”

Cardinal says peace stems from recognition of human dignity

Apr 12, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson marked the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical “Pacem in Terris,” or “Peace on Earth,” by saying that peace stems from the dignity of the person and is meant for everyone.

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