Archive of August 14, 2009

Chilean bishops propose Jubilee Indult to mark country's bicentennial

Aug 14, 2009 - 08:09 pm .- During a cordial meeting on Wednesday with President Michele Bachelet, the executive committee of the Chilean Bishop’s Conference proposed a “Jubilee Indult” for prisoners in order to mark Chile’s bicentennial celebration of independence in 2010.

Spain's Justice Minister says doctors not allowed to object to abortion

Aug 14, 2009 - 04:13 pm .- The Collegial Medical Organization and various pro-life groups in Spain have strongly rejected statements by the country’s Minister of Justice, Francisco Caamano, who said Thursday that “there is no room for conscientious objection” when it comes to abortion. 

Church in Nicaragua rejects Sandinista attacks outside Cathedral of Managua

Aug 14, 2009 - 02:08 pm .- The clergy of the Archdiocese of Managua said Wednesday they were “profoundly worried and saddened” by the attacks on peaceful protesters by Sandinista sympathizers outside the Cathedral of Managua.

Mexican bishop extremely saddened by fatal accident he caused

Aug 14, 2009 - 12:42 pm .- The Diocese of Cordoba in Mexico has expressed sadness over an accident caused by Bishop Eduardo Patino Leal, who fainted while driving. The accident left five people injured and one person dead.

Cardinal Castrillon confirms reports of telephone conversation with FARC leader

Aug 14, 2009 - 10:36 am .- The president emeritus of the Ecclesia Dei Pontifical Commission, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, confirmed to reporters this week that he has spoken on the phone with the FARC leader Guillermo Leon Sanchez, know as “Alfonso Cano.”

Pope to close Year for Priests in Rome with huge meeting

Aug 14, 2009 - 10:19 am .- The Congregation for the Clergy, headed by Cardinal Claudio Hummes, announced this week that the Pope Benedict XVI plans to close the Year for Priests by convoking a huge meeting of priests from around the world between June 9-11 in Rome.

California same-sex ‘marriage’ proponents conflicted over future plans

Aug 14, 2009 - 06:14 am .- Backers of California’s Proposition 8 have said that same-sex “marriage” proponents are in “ongoing conflict” about their plans to try to repeal the state ballot measure which restored the definition of marriage. One homosexual advocacy group has admitted that voters’ support for redefining marriage is now “stagnant.”

Court waives charges against pro-lifer accused of blocking abortion clinic traffic

Aug 14, 2009 - 03:08 am .- A Kansas court has dismissed criminal charges filed against a pro-life woman who was arrested in the driveway of an abortion clinic for allegedly blocking traffic entering and leaving its parking lot. A police officer contradicted the city’s claim that she had been ordered to cease her activities before her arrest.

Kansas parish opens adoration chapel

Aug 14, 2009 - 01:23 am .- When Father James Billinger finished talking to Bishop Michael O. Jackels last year about his reassignment to Holy Savior Parish in Wichita, Kansas, Fr. Billinger left the Bishop’s office, drove over to Holy Savior Church – and found the church locked. "I promised myself that at some point we would work it out where people could come and pray during the day," he said.

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