Archive of May 17, 2011

Scottish bishop condemns 'bigoted' attack on Catholic schools

May 17, 2011 - 08:08 pm .- The Catholic Church in Scotland has condemned as “bigoted” a call by a leading legal journal to abolish the Catholic school system.

Abortion supporters back Humala in Peru's runoff election

May 17, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- Numerous abortion and same-sex marriage supporters in Peru are throwing their support behind Ollanta Humala, the presidential candidate who will face Keiko Fujimori in a runoff election set for June 5.

Rome’s exorcist finding John Paul II effective against Satan

May 17, 2011 - 02:27 pm .- The chief exorcist of Rome is seeing a rising number of young people coming under the influence of evil, but he has found in recent years that Blessed John Paul II is a powerful intercessor in the battle for souls.

As new round of Anglican-Catholic talks begin, some question the purpose

May 17, 2011 - 02:38 pm .- A new round of ecumenical talks between Anglicans and Catholics is getting underway May 17 in Bose, Italy. The meeting is the third phase of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission or ARCIC, which was established in 1970.

Latin American bishops to elect new leadership

May 17, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- The Latin American Bishops' Council will elect new leaders on May 18.

Steubenville bishop will head diocese of Joliet, Ill.

May 17, 2011 - 11:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, currently the bishop of Steubenville, Ohio, as the new bishop of Joliet, Illinois.

'Gay marriage' fight revived in New York

May 17, 2011 - 05:52 am .- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to push for “gay marriage” in New York state has again brought out supporters of traditional marriage who say the proposal threatens to create an “Orwellian” redefinition of the basic truth about marriage.

Archbishop Gomez tells graduates to overcome divorce of faith and reason

May 17, 2011 - 03:23 am .- Addressing new graduates of Thomas Aquinas College on May 14, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez urged them to bear witness to the Catholic Church's harmony of faith and reason, in a culture that has lost its intellectual and religious bearings.

Kansas cuts Planned Parenthood funding

May 17, 2011 - 01:34 am .- The Kansas legislature has passed a multi-faceted pro-life bill that cuts Title X funds from Planned Parenthood and excludes automatic abortion coverage from private health care plans and the health insurance exchanges required by federal law to begin in 2014.

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