Archive of September 11, 2009

Adoption by homosexuals is step backwards in Uruguay, bishop warns

Sep 11, 2009 - 07:45 pm .- The vice president of the Bishops’ Conference of Uruguay, Bishop Rodolfo Wirz, is  lamenting the recent approval by the Uruguayan Senate of a law allowing homosexuals to adopt. The measure, the bishop said, “is a wrong decision that is going to jeopardize all society ,but especially our children” and is “a step backwards for development.”

Michigan gunman was offended by victim’s pro-life message

Sep 11, 2009 - 06:33 pm .- Harlan Drake, the 33-year old man arrested in connection with the murder of the Christian pro-life activist James “Jim” Pouillon as well as business owner Mike Fuoss told detectives that he targeted Pouillon because he was “offended” by his pro-life message.  Drake also revealed that he planned to target a third man, but was arrested before he could carry out his plan.

Mexican states with pro-life constitutions now at 16

Sep 11, 2009 - 05:25 pm .- The State Congress of Oaxaca has passed a constitutional reform making it the 16th Mexican state to protect human life from abortion. The reform guarantees that human life will be protected from conception to natural death.

Egyptian police arrest 150 Christians for 'interrupting' Ramadan fast

Sep 11, 2009 - 02:12 pm .- Police in the mostly Muslim country of Egypt have arrested at least 150 Christians over the past several days for publicly “interrupting” the Ramadan fast.

Pro-life activist and business owner murdered in Michigan

Sep 11, 2009 - 11:45 am .- James Pouillon, 63, a pro-life activist known as the "Sign Man" was gunned down this morning as he stood across the street from Owosso High School holding his pro-life sign.

Vatican Museums announce free admittance for European Heritage Days

Sep 11, 2009 - 11:10 am .- The Holy See is joining in an effort to promote the cultural heritage of Europe by opening the Vatican Museums to the public free of charge.

Pope Benedict receives invitation to visit Panama

Sep 11, 2009 - 10:51 am .- After a visit to the grave of Pope John Paul II on Thursday afternoon, President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal of Panama met this morning with Pope Benedict XVI and extended him an invitation to visit his country.

N.J. school district’s ban on Christmas music singles out Christianity, appeal charges

Sep 11, 2009 - 07:49 am .- Arguments are set to begin in a federal appeal seeking to reverse a New Jersey school district’s policy that banned the performance of religious music in the district’s public schools. Opponents of the ban claim it singles out Christian traditions for disapproval and hostility.

Belmont Abbey retains Becket Fund to defend against contraception ruling

Sep 11, 2009 - 05:03 am .- Defending itself from a U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission ruling that its refusal to provide contraceptive coverage was discriminatory against women, Belmont Abbey College has retained the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty to appeal the decision.

Knights of Columbus air 9/11 tribute during NFL opener

Sep 11, 2009 - 03:08 am .- Thursday night, during the 2009 NFL season’s opening game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Knights of Columbus will air a 60-second 9/11 tribute promoting the importance and necessity of service.

Pro-life Democrat Stupak demands vote on Hyde Amendment for reform bill

Sep 11, 2009 - 01:23 am .- Pro-life Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak has said he can block proposed health care reform legislation unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allows a vote on a Hyde Amendment to the bill.

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