Archive of May 16, 2009

Spain’s Socialist government approves proposal to liberalize abortion law

May 16, 2009 - 10:02 pm .- The Socialist government in Spain has given the green light to a measure that would liberalize the country’s laws on abortion, allowing the procedure for any reason up until the 14th week of pregnancy.  In cases of fetal deformation, it would be allowed until the 22nd week.

Vocation is not what I want, it’s what God wants, says Missouri priest

May 16, 2009 - 01:00 pm .- Years after exchanging the gridiron and goalposts for vestments and the altar, Father Richard Rocha is again taking up coaching, of a sort. As the new Director of Vocations, he will be recruiting, mentoring young men in the process of discernment and cheering them on.

Thousands attend record-breaking Canadian March for Life

May 16, 2009 - 10:16 am .- An estimated 12,000 Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday to rally and march against legalized abortion in Canada.

Conference planned to help students ‘speak the truth’ on natural marriage

May 16, 2009 - 04:40 am .- A student conference on the importance of marriage and its defense is scheduled to take place this August in San Diego. It aims to bring together students and faculty who support natural marriage to help educate and motivate a new generation.

Archbishop Wuerl calls on Catholic institutions to act in ‘practical solidarity’ with bishops

May 16, 2009 - 01:12 am .- Encouraging Catholic universities and other institutions to act within the structure of the Church, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Donald W. Wuerl has warned that those institutions which ignore legitimate instructions from the bishops weaken the Church’s "practical communion."

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