Archive of February 25, 2011

Defunding threat finds Planned Parenthood at vulnerable point in its contentious history

Feb 25, 2011 - 07:10 pm .- Planned Parenthood is now at a point of “significant vulnerability” because of a shift against abortion and government spending, one historian of the organization says.

Peruvian bishops: Abortion is an injustice, not a right

Feb 25, 2011 - 03:54 pm .- The Peruvian bishops' defense of life committee recently released a statement explaining that any law permitting abortion is an injustice, not a right.

Pope to visit site where Nazis executed hundreds of Italians

Feb 25, 2011 - 03:02 pm .- Next month Pope Benedict XVI will mark the anniversary of a brutal massacre that took the lives of 335 Italians during World War II.

Mexico considers making 'sexual preference' a human right

Feb 25, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- The president of the Mexican association Familia Mundial, Juan Dabdoub, has denounced the country’s government for considering a constitutional amendment that would make “sexual preference” a human right.

After setback in dialogue with Islam, Vatican official entrusts talks' future to God

Feb 25, 2011 - 12:59 pm .- Dialogue will continue on God's time, said a Vatican official as talks with an top Egyptian authority of Islam suffered a blow this week.

Woman who sought priesthood renounces 'alleged ordination'

Feb 25, 2011 - 06:11 am .- A former advocate of women's ordination, who attempted to be ordained as a deacon, has renounced her attempt to join the priesthood and declared her adherence to Church teaching.

Catholic mothers debate breastfeeding and government involvement

Feb 25, 2011 - 02:21 am .- Although they agree on the numerous benefits of breastfeeding, prominent Catholic experts on motherhood are at odds over government attempts to promote the practice in the fight against childhood obesity.

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