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Archive for March 19, 2010

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W. Virginia ads confuse laity about bishops’ opposition to health care bill

Catholics and others in West Virginia are “very upset” by a Catholics United ad campaign backing the Senate health care... Read more

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Facing massive deficit, NJ governor proposes cutting Planned Parenthood from budget

As part of a wider budget cutting plan, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed the complete elimination of millions... Read more

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Cuban dissident reiterates rejection of hunger strikes, states support for political prisoners

In a recent article, the president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, made remarks rejecting hunger strikes and stressing... Read more

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Unborn babies are 'trophies' for abortionists, says Spanish archbishop

Spanish Archbishop Jesus Sanz Montes wrote this week that the battle for the right to life in the country is... Read more

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Catechism now available in Chinese on Vatican website

The Holy See now offers access to the Catholic Catechism in Chinese through its official website. The service reaches out... Read more

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Peruvian cardinal criticizes health minister’s decision to allow morning-after pill

This week, the Archbishop of Lima called the recent decision by Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte to allow the distribution... Read more

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Pope to meet with youth in St. Peter's Square for 2010 World Youth Day

The 25th annual World Youth Day is to be celebrated on a diocesan level this year, which also applies to... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput denounces false 'Catholic witness' in health care support

In a First Things column on Friday, Archbishop Chaput of Denver commented on how certain “Catholic” groups are working to... Read more

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Beatification date announced for Italian teenager who died in 1989

Venerable Chiara Badano will be beatified next fall, the Bishop of the Diocese of Acqui, Italy announced on Friday. She... Read more

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Caritas official says Chile is slowly moving forward after recent earthquake

The director of Caritas in Santiago, Father Rodrigo Tupper, said this week, “Our people are rising up from their sorrow,... Read more

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Nancy Pelosi prays to St. Joseph to pass health care

On the feast of St. Joseph, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi invoked the patron saint of worker's intercession to... Read more

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Pro-life leaders: Senate bill bans conscientious exemption, allows billions for abortion

Pro-life leaders on Friday discussed the prospects of the Senate health care bill, warning that the present version will ban... Read more