Archive of November 8, 2009

Abortionist who knows he is ‘killing’ returns late-term abortions to Dallas

Nov 8, 2009 - 07:12 pm .- An abortionist who says he know he is “killing” has opened a late-term abortion clinic in North Texas, prompting local pro-lifers to express their dismay that such a clinic was absent for only 14 months. However, they also affirmed their resolve to peacefully end the “grave evil” in their community.

Archbishop of Military Services expresses 'pain and solidarity’ with Ft. Hood victims

Nov 8, 2009 - 04:49 pm .- Recalling the tragedy last week in which one man opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood in Texas, the Archbishop of Military Services, Timothy P. Broglio, issued a statement of prayer for all involved in the shooting.

Thousands of Catholics turn out for Rosary Sunday in Phoenix

Nov 8, 2009 - 02:33 pm .- From its humble beginnings in the church of St. Francis Xavier in Phoenix, Rosary Sunday has grown into an annual event that draws more than 5,000 people in devotion to Mary. Last month, Catholics in the diocese marked the 34th year the faithful throughout the state gathered for adoration, confession, benediction and the recitation of the rosary.

Church to honor first U.S. citizen to be canonized on Nov. 13

Nov 8, 2009 - 01:25 pm .- On November 13, the universal Church will honor St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, an Italian missionary who spent much of her life working with Italian immigrants in the United States. Mother Cabrini, who had a deathly fear of water and drowning, crossed the Atlantic Ocean more than 30 times in service of the Church and the people she was serving.

Total gift of self is necessary to Christian life, says Benedict XVI

Nov 8, 2009 - 10:57 am .- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Sunday Mass for the 15,000 people squeezed into Brescia, Italy’s Paul VI Square. The Holy Father recalled the Gospel of the widow’s contribution and underlined the necessity of the Church’s role in the Salvation of humanity.

Marian devotion is a means of guiding souls to Christ, says Benedict XVI

Nov 8, 2009 - 10:51 am .- Speaking before Sunday’s Angelus in the city of Brescia, Italy, the Holy Father recalled Paul VI’s strong devotion to the Blessed Mother. "As his ecclesial responsibilities increased he in fact developed an ever wider vision and organic relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the mystery of the Church," noted Pope Benedict.

Pro-life organizations celebrate Stupak amendment, warn of existing risks on health care bill

Nov 8, 2009 - 08:43 am .- This morning, top pro-life organizations across the U.S. praised the inclusion of strong pro-life provisions on the health care bill via the Stupak-Pitts amendment, but warned that Obama’s health care project still poses significant threats to life and family issues, especially in the version discussed in the Senate.

Pensacola abortion clinic closes at end of pro-life campaign

Nov 8, 2009 - 04:12 am .- An abortion facility in Pensacola, Florida has announced that it will close, bringing joy to participants in the three 40 Days for Life prayer vigils at the site. One pro-life organizer said the closing was “an answer to prayer.”

Rep. Smith urges House to approve pro-life amendment

Nov 8, 2009 - 12:37 am .- Prior to yesterday’s House vote on health care reform, Representative Chris Smith, (R-N.J.), addressed members of Congress saying, “if we truly want to reduce abortion in America, don’t fund it!”

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