Archive of July 18, 2009

Vietnamese Catholics pay high fines for violating government's two-child policy

Jul 18, 2009 - 06:00 pm .- Catholic villagers in Vietnam say they are trying to follow Church teaching on contraception in the face of  high fines levied against them under the country’s two-child policy. They pay the fines as a way of showing their fidelity to Catholic teaching.

Volunteers help refugees transition, find family support

Jul 18, 2009 - 02:21 pm .- In Anchorage, Catholic Social Services is committed to living out the Gospel mandate, in which Jesus called his followers to welcome the stranger. This is a blessing for people like the Kafley family, who fled the terrors of ethnic cleansing in their homeland of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas.

Church sponsors dental mission for sister parish in Haiti

Jul 18, 2009 - 01:47 pm .- Living on a diet of mostly sugar cane, with no money to spare for toothbrushes, the children of Kobano Mission in Haiti suffer serious dental problems. In response, the Faith In Action Team (FIAT) at one parish arranged a special mission trip last spring in which four dentists and four dental assistants, accompanied by FIAT co-founder Don Killeen, journeyed to Haiti to serve hundreds of patients.

Pelosi accused of muzzling opposition to taxpayer-funded D.C. abortions

Jul 18, 2009 - 07:12 am .- Despite bipartisan efforts from pro-life congressmen, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation allowing taxpayer-funded abortion in the District of Columbia. One pro-lifer charged that opponents had been “muzzled” by Nancy Pelosi.

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