Archive of March 21, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 21, 2010

Pro-abortion lobbies ‘incensed’ at Stupak deal to pass health care

Mar 21, 2010 - 10:03 pm .- Leading pro-abortion groups such as the National Organization of Women (NOW), Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America have harshly criticized President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order to reassure pro-life Democrats that there would be no federal funding for abortion.

Over 1,500 attend Philadelphia men’s conference

Mar 21, 2010 - 01:04 pm .- The theme was “Be Reconciled with the Lord,” and the Men’s Spirituality Conference held March 13 drew more than 1,500 Catholic men of all ages, some even bringing young sons, to Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia on a very stormy Saturday.

Post office rate hike on mailings critical of homosexuals in the military overruled

Mar 21, 2010 - 12:34 pm .- National officials with the U.S. Postal Service have overruled a Colorado post office’s refusal to ship materials critical of homosexuals in the military at a reduced rate for non-profits. The local post office had claimed the material was “obscene” and incited resistance against the government.

Jesus is Justice in person, declares Benedict XVI at Angelus

Mar 21, 2010 - 11:05 am .- The Holy Father prayed the Angelus with the faithful in St. Peter’s Square today, their numbers increased by pilgrims taking advantage of a long weekend due to the Solemnity of St. Joseph. On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, he offered a perspective on the day’s liturgy in which Jesus condemns the sin and saves the sinner.

Knights of Columbus rallying against ‘immoral' Philippines contraception campaign

Mar 21, 2010 - 07:50 am .- Knights of Columbus in the Philippines are preparing to rally against the government’s pro-contraceptive campaign as lawmakers debate population control programs that promote condoms and birth control pills. One organizer said the program is “an immoral and misguided weapon.”

Church celebrates feast of father of 10 turned hermit

Mar 21, 2010 - 04:52 am .- Today, the universal church celebrates the feast of St. Nicholas of Flue.  During his lifetime, the Swiss saint had 10 children, became a hermit and later prevented a civil war.