Archive of October 27, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 27, 2010

Argentinean lawmakers reject violence at women’s conference

Oct 27, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- Lawmakers in the province of Chaco, Argentina have passed a resolution condemning the violence carried out by a group of abortion supporters at the “25th National Women’s Conference.”

Pro-life leader says she's facing prosecution for using Catholic bishops' message

Oct 27, 2010 - 06:59 pm .- Ohio voters this November won't be seeing a controversial ad campaign that accuses Ohio Representative Steve Driehaus of betraying his pro-life convictions to pass health care reform.

Bishop notes that vasectomies and tubal ligations are mutilations of the body

Oct 27, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- The Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia reminded Catholics this week that sterilization procedures are mutilations of the body. He added that the Catholic Church opposes this anti-life practice.

80,000 expected to rally for education at Vatican

Oct 27, 2010 - 03:20 pm .- Education is important to the Catholic Church in Italy and many want to demonstrate that. That’s why tens of thousands, particularly students, teachers and Catholic Action leaders are expected to turn out in St. Peter's Square for a rally Oct. 30.

Amnesty International pressures Peru to legalize abortion

Oct 27, 2010 - 01:51 pm .- Amnesty International has announced it will give Peru's ministry of health a petition signed by 11,000 people calling for the legalization of abortion.

Pope Benedict appeals for aid to tsunami and flood victims

Oct 27, 2010 - 01:02 pm .- Indonesia has been rocked by simultaneous catastrophes this week, leaving hundreds dead and many others displaced. Pope Benedict XVI appealed today for international aid to those stricken there and those displaced by flooding in Benin, Africa, during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Architect of Barcelona's Church of Holy Family could be beatified in 2016

Oct 27, 2010 - 11:52 am .- The Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudi stated this week that the architect could possibly be beatified in 2016.  The date would coincide with the 90th anniversary of his death.

Holy women as important as priests in Church history, Pope says

Oct 27, 2010 - 11:22 am .- The 14th-century St. Bridget of Sweden is a “powerful example of feminine sanctity” and a model for Christian families and religious men and women, Pope Benedict XVI said in his weekly general audience Oct. 27.

Mass. bishops emphasize sanctity of life, traditional marriage in upcoming elections

Oct 27, 2010 - 05:00 am .- Bishops in Massachusetts are emphasizing the importance of voters protecting the sanctity of life and upholding traditional marriage in the upcoming mid-term elections.

Ohio billboard case on abortion funding in health care law advances

Oct 27, 2010 - 03:14 am .- A federal judge ruled Oct. 26 that Rep. Steve Driehaus’ complaint against the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) may proceed. The congressman has asked the Ohio Elections Commission to decide whether the pro-life group’s ad charge that he voted for abortion funding was an illegal false statement.