Archive of September 12, 2009

After Prop. 8 retaliation, federal court blocks release of Washington petition names

Sep 12, 2009 - 08:16 pm .- On Thursday a U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary order preventing the release of the names of Washington state citizens who signed a petition in support of a marriage defense referendum. Supporters of the referendum feared the information would be used to intimidate and retaliate against signers.

Documentary about Jesuit missionary to China screened at Venice Film Festival

Sep 12, 2009 - 06:13 pm .- A new documentary on the life of Fr. Matteo Ricci, a pioneering Jesuit missionary to China, was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

U.S. bishops’ officials welcome president’s apparent pro-life accommodation

Sep 12, 2009 - 03:41 pm .- Officials with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have welcomed President Barack Obama’s September 9 address on health care reform, singling out for praise his statements regarding help for the uninsured and the prevention of federal funds for abortion.

Tragic event helps survivor accept that God is in control

Sep 12, 2009 - 02:20 pm .- For many people living peacefully with the idea that God is in control is a life-long evolution.  For Chuck Wright this acceptance began just seven years ago and was accelerated when he survived the shooting spree at Omaha's Von Maur Department Store in December 2007.

Publisher apologizes for Sen. Kennedy memorial prayer

Sep 12, 2009 - 07:05 am .- Liturgy Training Publications, the Chicago-based publisher associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, has apologized for distributing a controversial prayer that praised the late pro-abortion Sen. Edward M. Kennedy as one who had promoted peace, justice, equality and liberty.

Hope is antidote to 'virus' of depression in Europe, says Cardinal Meisner

Sep 12, 2009 - 12:57 am .- The Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, said this week that hope is the only antidote that can save Europe from the “virus” of collective depression and that only Christians can attain it, after discovering their own identity.

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