Archive of February 18, 2011

Obama administration rolls back medical workers' conscience protections

Feb 18, 2011 - 08:23 pm .- President Obama's Secretary for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, issued new regulations on Feb. 17, canceling out numerous conscience protections for health care workers who have moral or religious objections to certain procedures.

Brazilian bishops criticize immorality of 'reality shows'

Feb 18, 2011 - 06:31 pm .- The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil issued a statement on Feb. 17 criticizing the immoral nature of reality shows, which have huge ratings in the country but are a “disease in our society.”

Pope John Paul II beatification events to last three days, all events free

Feb 18, 2011 - 04:29 pm .- The Vatican has released new details about the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II.

Mission of new Vatican evangelization office received with enthusiasm

Feb 18, 2011 - 01:54 pm .- The head of the new Vatican office in charge of the “new evangelization,” said he is encouraged by the support he has received from local churches around the world.

Celebrity-dramatized audio Bible brings renewed vitality to Gospel story

Feb 18, 2011 - 11:08 am .- A new audio version of the New Testament dramatized by numerous celebrities is being heralded as a “significant” contribution to modern evangelizing and for sparking a renewed interest in the gripping narrative of Scripture.

Catholic priest in Canada sues pro-life news site for $500,000

Feb 18, 2011 - 05:54 am .- A priest from Quebec has launched a $500,000 libel suit against LifeSiteNews Canada, a sum which the pro-life news provider says could shut it down.

Thieves take famous crucifix from Battle of Waterloo site

Feb 18, 2011 - 01:40 am .- A 15th-century crucifix which survived the Battle of Waterloo has been stolen from a chapel at the site of the battlefield.

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