Archive of October 12, 2009

Divorce between Church and State could ruin Mexico, Cardinal Rivera says

Oct 12, 2009 - 10:58 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, warned last week that “the divorce between Church and State could cause our ruin,” as he commented on those who want to overlook the country's religious roots.

Holy Father prays Rosary with college students, tells them to seek the truth

Oct 12, 2009 - 08:00 pm .- Pope Benedict prayed a Rosary with university students from both Rome and Africa on Saturday night at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.  Following the Marian prayer, the Holy Father remarked that students must be “passionate seekers of truth.”

White House spokesman: Catholic bishops fail to understand law on federal funding of abortion

Oct 12, 2009 - 07:03 pm .- Twice last week White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stated that federally funded abortions will not be included in the government's health care reform due to the Hyde Amendment, a statement which is in direct opposition to two recent letters sent to Congress by the U.S. Catholic bishops.

Human genome and embryology experts named to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Oct 12, 2009 - 05:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two prominent scientists to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Edward M. De Robertis, a chemical biology professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Marriage is antidote to violence among couples, says Spanish institute

Oct 12, 2009 - 04:45 pm .- The vice president and spokesman for the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Mariano Martinez-Aedo, said last week the latest figures on homicides among couples show that marriage is the best antidote to violence.

Mexican expert on Shroud points out flaws of supposed 'duplicate'

Oct 12, 2009 - 02:57 pm .- The president of the Mexican Shroud of Turin Center, Adolfo Orozco, said last week that the announcement of the creation of an allegedly exact replica of the Shroud of Turin is nothing more than “a trick to attack the Shroud.”  Orozco also pointed out various details that show the flaws of the experiment.

Vatican paper calls Nobel Prize for Obama 'premature,' highlights his abortion stance

Oct 12, 2009 - 01:33 pm .- The semi-official Vatican daily, L’Osservatore Romano, has called the decision to award President Obama with the Nobel Peace Prize premature and more of an invitation to choose peace through politics. The award is also questionable because of his position on various bio-ethics issues, especially abortion.

President Obama criticizes concept of 'traditional family,' commits to repeal DOMA

Oct 12, 2009 - 11:35 am .- This past Saturday evening, Barack Obama became the second sitting U.S. President to make an appearance at the Human Rights Campaign, the largest pro-gay “marriage” organization in the country. President Obama delivered an impassioned speech in which he criticized the concept of the  traditional family and announced that his administration will work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.)

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