Obama’s LGBT Pride remarks insulted mainstream America, pro-family leader says
President Barack Obama on Monday addressed an “LGBT Pride” reception at the White House, characterizing opponents of homosexual political issues as holding fast to “worn arguments and old attitudes.” One critical observer said the event aimed to placate the president’s donors but was “insulting” to mainstream Americans. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16420
‘Groundbreaking’ invention creates life-sized 3D models of unborn children
An art design student in Britain has developed a new method to use ultrasound and MRI scans to create life-sized plaster models of living embryos. One leading obstetrician has called the invention “absolutely unique” and a “fantastic development.” http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16423
Man in SUV attempts to run over 60-year-old pro-life demonstrator
A man allegedly tried to run over a 60-year-old protestor outside a Planned Parenthood office in Chico, California on June 25. The protestor’s graphic picture of an aborted unborn child may have triggered the attack, police said. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16424
Holy Father’s social encyclical to be released July 7
The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict’s third encyclical, “Caritas in veritate” (Charity in Truth) will be presented on Tuesday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. local time. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16427
Pope accepts resignation of Uruguayan bishop accused of sexual misconduct
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira of Minas in Uruguay, in accord with canon 401, paragraph 2, after large numbers of the diocesan clergy accused their bishop of sexual misconduct. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16430
Holy Father explains mission and meaning of priestly ministry
At the general audience in St. Peter’s Square this morning, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the Year for Priests, laying out the essentials of the priestly mission and identity. He also prayed that this Year will be “an opportunity for the inner renewal of all priests and, consequently, for the revitalization of their commitment to the mission." http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16429
Pope praying for reconciliation around the world in July
For the month of July, Pope Benedict XVI has chosen two prayer intentions that focus on unity and reconciliation throughout the world. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16426
Benedict XVI urges state aid for victims of extortion
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16428
Obama family's church search continues
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16410
Pope Benedict praying for injured and dead in train explosion
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16416
Italian cardinal says true society must originate in the family
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16417
Be faithful witnesses to Christ amidst trials, Pope tells Vietnamese bishops
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16418
Cuban dissident receives award, vows not to abandon prisoners of conscience
As typically done following his Wednesday general audience address, Pope Benedict gave public greetings to groups who were present. Today the Pope singled out an Italian group dedicated to helping those victimized by usury. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16421