Archive of April 25, 2013

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual violence in war and other forms of conflict.

Mexican bishops urge Supreme Court to defend life

Apr 25, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- The bishops of Mexico have called on the Supreme Court to resist pressure from abortion supporters seeking to overturn 18 state laws protecting the right to life from the moment of conception.

Court protects Scottish midwives from abortion involvement

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm .- Two Scottish midwives won an appeal on April 24 against a court's decision forcing them to indirectly take part in abortions against their will.

Colombian Senate rejects 'gay marriage'

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- By a vote of 51-17, the Colombian Senate has rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the country.

Church must evangelize humbly, Pope Francis reflects

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:10 am .- Christians are called to do the great work of evangelizing to the ends of the world in a spirit of humility rather than an attitude of conquering, Pope Francis said.

Nuns celebrate one year of blocking Illinois strip club

Apr 25, 2013 - 04:07 am .- Residents and religious of a small Chicago suburb rallied to celebrate their so far successful campaign against the opening of a multi-million dollar strip club across from a convent.

Sanctity is central to Church outreach, Pope stresses

Apr 25, 2013 - 02:07 am .- Church leadership and outreach must be rooted in the pursuit of holiness and always attentive to the dignity of each human being, teaches Pope Francis in his newly translated book.

Franciscan University to host Dietrich von Hildebrand project

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Franciscan University of Steubenville has partnered with the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project to help secure the devout Catholic philosopher's place in efforts to advance cultural renewal.

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