Archive of November 22, 2009

South Korean obstetricians demand enforcement of abortion law

Nov 22, 2009 - 08:34 pm .- Despite South Korea’s prohibition on abortion, some 350,000 abortions still take place annually. Now a group of obstetricians is working to enforce the law, even if the former abortionists among their membership must implicate themselves in their own illegal acts.

Science proves adult stem cells more promising than embryonic, says Vatican official

Nov 22, 2009 - 06:05 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, said this week that the work by two scientists has shown adult stem cells to be much more promising for medical treatment than embryonic stem cells. The use of adult stem cells poses no ethical difficulties and has already contributed to advancing treatments for degenerative diseases.

Bishop Tobin expresses disappointment with Rep. Kennedy for going public on Communion decision

Nov 22, 2009 - 04:47 pm .- In a strong response to Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s public revelation that he has been banned from Communion for his stand on abortion, the Bishop of Rhode Island, Thomas Tobin, expressed his “disappointment” and “surprise” at Kennedy’s decision to make public a matter that was private and aimed at his spiritual well-being. In an interview published on Sunday by the Providence Journal, Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island), son of the late Edward Kennedy, said that “the bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion.”

Diocesan conference on forgiveness features Immaculée Ilibagiza

Nov 22, 2009 - 01:54 pm .- Immaculée Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwanda genocide in 1994 addressed participants at the Diocese of Worcester's women's conference held last Saturday. The theme of the sold-out conference was, “The Triumph of Forgiveness – Sharing Stories of Compassion” and featured Ilbagiza as well as a woman whose husband and child were killed in a car wreck.

Christ the King brings peace and defeats the 'dominion of death,’ Pope Benedict says

Nov 22, 2009 - 11:05 am .- In his message on the Feast of Christ the King to the tens of thousands of people gathered on St Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI explained that the "power" of Christ is different from that of "the great of this world." Choosing Christ the King, he said, does not guarantee success, but peace and joy.

Church to celebrate feast of saint to whom Mary gave the Miraculous Medal

Nov 22, 2009 - 05:16 am .- On November 28, the Church will honor St. Catherine Laboure, the humble Daughter of Charity to whom Mary appeared, requesting that the Miraculous Medal be stamped so that all who wear it would receive great graces.

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