Archive of June 21, 2011

Officials credit Obama administration for UN's first gay rights resolution

Jun 21, 2011 - 07:20 pm .- State Department officials say the U.N.'s first-ever resolution on “sexual orientation and gender identity” represents an international victory for the Obama administration's policy agenda.

Mexican cardinal calls for increase in work opportunities for youth

Jun 21, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- Lowering the age at which a person can be charged with a crime would not help to combat delinquency among young people, expressed the Archbishop of Monterrey in Mexico.

John Paul II sculptor defends his work

Jun 21, 2011 - 04:52 pm .- The sculptor of a much criticized statue of Blessed John Paul II has defended his work and suggested it could, one day, be regarded as “a classic.”

European council to receive report on conscientious objection violations

Jun 21, 2011 - 12:43 pm .- The Council of Europe will receive a report denouncing the attacks on the right to conscientious objection of health care professionals who do not wish to perform abortions.

Deacons should preach less at Mass, Michigan bishop says

Jun 21, 2011 - 05:54 am .- Permanent deacons should not preach at Mass often. Rather, they should preach at other services and serve the Church in the course of their daily witness to Christ, Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich. has said in a new pastoral letter on the deacon’s role in the Catholic Church.

NY senators delay gay 'marriage' vote, possibility still looms

Jun 21, 2011 - 03:13 am .- New York state senators did not reach a conclusion about homosexual "marriage" as the Senate met before its summer recess on June 20.

Republican candidates must 'ignite' Catholics on life and marriage, Hudson says

Jun 21, 2011 - 01:55 am .- While Gov. Haley Barbour has told the Southern Republican Leadership Conference that primary voters should not expect a “perfect candidate” or demand “purity,” commentator Deal Hudson says Republicans must have a “pro-life and pro-marriage” nominee to attract Catholic voters.

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