Archive of February 8, 2009

Sex abuse attorney’s book ignores abuse in public schools, critics charge

Feb 8, 2009 - 08:02 pm .- A prominent law professor’s push to remove statutes of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits ignores much larger sexual abuse problems in the public schools and excessively concentrates upon the Catholic Church, two writers say in a critical book review.

Cardinal Rigali urges retention of pro-life Congressional spending laws

Feb 8, 2009 - 05:47 pm .- Members of Congress are being urged to maintain pro-life provisions in appropriations bills in a recent letter from Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities.

Vatican not considering ‘immediate’ action in wake of Legionaries' crisis

Feb 8, 2009 - 02:01 pm .- The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, headed by Cardinal Franc Rodé, is not considering an immediate intervention in the crisis generated by the recent announcement that the deceased founder of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, Fr. Marcial Maciel, led a double life and fathered a child in the 1980s.

Catholic family asking for miracle through intercession of JP II

Feb 8, 2009 - 01:53 pm .- Tracy and Tami Hauser are praying for a miracle and asking others to do the same.  On Oct. 8, their seventh child, John Paul, was born with a rare chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 13, which doctors consider incompatible with life.  Despite the bleak diagnosis, the Hausers are praying for their son's healing through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II, their son's namesake.

Pope Benedict: despite sicknesses, we are ‘made for life’

Feb 8, 2009 - 11:41 am .- Pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday to pray the Angelus prayer at noon with Pope Benedict XVI. In his remarks preceding the Angelus, Pope Benedict spoke about the Sunday Gospel in which Jesus shows God’s love through healing a “multitude” of persons.

Vandal defaces crosses from university pro-life display

Feb 8, 2009 - 03:39 am .- The College Democrats at George Washington University have expelled one of their members after the unidentified student stole and defaced a number of crosses used in a Young America’s Foundation (YAF) pro-life display.

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