Archive of November 25, 2009

Buenos Aires governor should appeal ruling on homosexual 'marriage,' Cardinal Bergoglio says

Nov 25, 2009 - 07:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, said this week that the governor of Buenos Aires should have appealed a ruling by a judge allowing homosexual “marriage.” In not doing so, said the cardinal, the governor has failed “gravely in his duty as governor and custodian of the law.”

Baltimore City Council passes law that would burden pro-life pregnancy centers

Nov 25, 2009 - 06:39 pm .- The Baltimore City Council on Monday night approved regulations that would require pregnancy centers to post notices that they do not offer abortions or birth-control referrals. Critics said the legislation is part of a national strategy that aims to discredit the centers and drags the non-political charities into the political arena.

Archbishop Wuerl: Proposed D.C. 'marriage' law does more than redefine marriage

Nov 25, 2009 - 04:45 pm .- In an interview with Dr. John Haas of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington D.C. stated that the proposed same-sex “marriage” law in D.C. doesn't only redefine marriage, it lacks the conscience protections necessary to allow the social services of the Church to continue partnering with the civil government.

Bishop denounces euphemisms of abortionists and feminists covering up support for abortion

Nov 25, 2009 - 02:49 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Abelardo Alvarado of Mexico City has denounced abortionists and feminists for the use of euphemisms to cover up their support for legalized abortion in Mexico.

Over 120,000 Catholics attend opening of Vietnam’s Holy Jubilee Year

Nov 25, 2009 - 01:29 pm .- An estimated 120,000 Catholics participated in the opening ceremony of Vietnam’s Holy Jubilee year marking the 350th anniversary of Catholic vicariates in the country. However, the celebrations were marred by news of the resignation of the Archbishop of Hanoi, which some believe to be a result of government pressure.

Pro-life Uruguayans urge fellow voters to elect president who will defend life

Nov 25, 2009 - 12:56 pm .- Thousands of Uruguayans participated in a massive pro-life march on Monday urging voters to elect a candidate for president on November 29 who will defend life and reject abortion.

Rhode Island governor calls Kennedy's remarks 'outrageous'

Nov 25, 2009 - 11:39 am .- On a local radio show Wednesday morning, Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri commented on the recent publicity of Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, saying that Kennedy made “outrageous statements about the Catholic church.”

Violent Muslim mobs attack Coptic Christians in Egypt

Nov 25, 2009 - 10:36 am .- For several days massive mobs of Muslims have been attacking Coptic Christians in the Egyptian town of Farshoot 300 miles south of Cairo. The mobs’ looting, vandalism and arson have caused at least $1 million in damage as Copts hide indoors for fear of their lives.

Pope challenges pilgrims to use Holy Trinity as model in relationships

Nov 25, 2009 - 10:27 am .- Continuing the theme of Christian culture in the Middle Ages in his weekly catecheses,  Pope Benedict chose Hugh and Richard of Saint Victor's Monastery in Paris as the subjects of today's address at his general audience.  These 12th century theologians "remind us that theology is grounded in the contemplation born of faith and the pursuit of understanding, and brings with it the immense joy of experiencing the eternal love of the Blessed Trinity."

Bishop Wenski says health care legislation must remain ‘abortion neutral’ to avoid destructive ‘hijacking’

Nov 25, 2009 - 08:51 am .- The U.S. Senate must ensure that health care legislation remains “abortion neutral” by adding a Stupak Amendment to the proposed bill, Bishop of Orlando, Florida Thomas G. Wenski has said. Health care reform is too important to be “hijacked” by “destructive agendas” like government-mandated abortion.

Scientist says to be 'very careful' when interpreting writing on Shroud of Turin

Nov 25, 2009 - 07:21 am .- A researcher in the Vatican secret archives claims to have interpreted a death certificate supposedly imprinted on the Shroud of Turin.  However,  a leading scientist and researcher on the Shroud cautions against reading too much into the images.

Bishop Tobin’s response to Rep. Kennedy ‘eminently reasonable,’ non-Catholic political expert says

Nov 25, 2009 - 04:40 am .- A non-Catholic political expert says Bishop Thomas Tobin’s request that U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy refrain from receiving Holy Communion is “eminently reasonable” and an “appropriate” encouragement of the Congressman to examine his commitment to his faith.

Stats on religion and scientists 'nothing new' says Catholic biochemist

Nov 25, 2009 - 03:11 am .- Responding to an LA Times article published Tuesday regarding the lack of religious scientists in America, Dr. Michael J. Behe told CNA that the statistics were “nothing new.”

Missionary Orthodox priest laid to rest after being murdered by masked gunman

Nov 25, 2009 - 12:06 am .- An Orthodox priest who was murdered in church by a masked gunman was laid to rest in Moscow on Monday. He was known for his missionary work in converting Muslims and members of religious sects and had received many death threats.

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