Archive of September 1, 2009

Ministry of Culture demands pro-lifers pay back money used for march

Sep 1, 2009 - 11:06 pm .- Brazil’s Ministry of Culture is demanding that pro-lifers who were involved in the Third National March for Life this past Sunday in Brasilia pay back the public funding they were given for the event.

Culture of death always leads to failure, Argentinean cardinal states

Sep 1, 2009 - 08:55 pm .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, told the thousands of faithful gathered Monday at the Shrine of St. Ramon to defend life from the moment of conception to natural death, in order to overcome the “culture of death” that is afflicting today’s society.

Documentary to examine ‘Blood Money’ motive in abortion industry

Sep 1, 2009 - 06:33 pm .- An upcoming pro-life documentary named “Blood Money” aims to shake the viewer “to the very core” and expose the “inconvenient truth” about the money involved in the abortion industry. The documentary interviews pro-life leaders, former abortionists, and women who have been harmed by abortion.

Iowa bishop voices opposition to health care that covers abortion

Sep 1, 2009 - 04:54 pm .- Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa is one of the latest bishops to voice his belief that any health care bill that provides funding for abortion is unacceptable.

Religious freedom bill an attack against Christians, Spanish bishop warns

Sep 1, 2009 - 03:31 pm .- Bishop Adolfo Gonzalez of Almeria has criticized the Spanish government’s proposal to reform the country’s laws on religious freedom, saying it would be an attack on Christians under the pretext of “democracy.”

Church cannot remain silent in face of threats against life, says Cardinal Rivera

Sep 1, 2009 - 02:00 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, has called Mexicans to rally to the defense of  life from conception to natural death, a task which he called essential and one which the Church cannot remain silent about.

Archdiocese of Havana to inaugurate new seminary in 2010

Sep 1, 2009 - 12:26 pm .- The Archdiocese of Havana announced this week that it will open a new seminary in 2010, the first such building project the Church has undertaken in Cuba in the last 50 years.

Pope praying for spread of Gospel and Christian courage in September

Sep 1, 2009 - 09:54 am .- As Pope Benedict winds down his time at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, he is also praying for the spread of the Gospel and that Christians in Asia are not deterred from witnessing to Christ.

Bishop Aquila outlines four principles for genuine health care reform

Sep 1, 2009 - 06:11 am .- Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota Samuel J. Aquila has written a letter encouraging priests, deacons, vowed religious and laymen to become engaged in promoting “genuine health care reform.” His letter presents four principles on which to evaluate legislative proposals for health care plans.

Vietnamese blogger arrested for challenging media distortions of Pope's speech

Sep 1, 2009 - 02:56 am .- A blogger who was defending the Church against the state media’s distortions of Pope Benedict XVI’s June speech to Vietnamese bishops was arrested on Thursday in what some fear is the first of many arrests.

Bolivian bishop calls for respectful and honest campaign season

Sep 1, 2009 - 12:26 am .- The secretary general of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez, has called for an honest and respectful campaign season. He urged candidates to refrain from insults and from making campaign promises they are unable to keep.

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