Archive of December 12, 2009

Manhattan Declaration comes at a time of ‘important decisions,’ Robert George explains

Dec 12, 2009 - 10:47 pm .- Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor who co-authored the popular Manhattan Declaration, has explained that the document was intended to speak at a time when “important decisions” are being made concerning the sanctity of human life, the nature of marriage and religious freedom.

Worldwide one-child policy 'worse than madness,' says PRI media director

Dec 12, 2009 - 06:06 pm .- Colin Mason, Media Director for the Population Research Institute (PRI), reacted to a recent Financial Post article which called for a world-wide adoption of China's one-child policy by saying that its implementation would be suicidal.

Woman interprets for the deaf in Cincinnati parishes

Dec 12, 2009 - 02:04 pm .- Angela Dornbach didn’t hear her full name spoken until she was in first grade, but she understood a spiritual message loud and clear at a very young age. Now, at the age of 72, she can be found interpreting for the deaf at several Cincinnati Catholic parishes.

Tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe grows in Philadelphia

Dec 12, 2009 - 12:38 pm .- For the first time ever, celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held in Philadelphia's Cathedral.

Catholic Church in Ireland to undergo ‘major’ restructuring

Dec 12, 2009 - 11:29 am .- Irish Catholics can expect "major reorganization" within the Church following the meeting between the Pope and Irish prelates on Friday regarding child sexual abuses by clergy in the Archdiocese of Dublin, according to an article published in the Irish Times. It is not yet known how far reaching these structural changes will be.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass to be celebrated at Chicago’s Federal Plaza

Dec 12, 2009 - 07:46 am .- A public Mass for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated on noon Saturday at Federal Plaza in Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Thomas More Society, it will bring together Catholic pro-life and peace and justice groups.

Cardinal Bertone calls for religious freedom and respect for human rights in Arab countries

Dec 12, 2009 - 02:59 am .- In what constitutes the first interview for a documentary on the Vatican produced by the Al Jazeera network in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, encouraged the fostering of religious freedom and respect for human rights in Arab countries, especially in the Middle East.

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