Archive of July 13, 2011

Lefebvrist bishop who denied gravity of Holocaust ordered to pay fine

Jul 13, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A German appeals court has levied a fine of nearly $9,000 against Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X for public statements denying the gravity of the Holocaust.

Cloyne Report says not all alleged abuse was reported to police

Jul 13, 2011 - 05:18 pm .- A judicial inquiry into how the Diocese of Cloyne in Ireland mishandled alleged incidents of clerical sex abuse since 1996 severely criticizes the diocese for not reporting all cases to the authorities.

Argentineans hold massive pro-life march outside capitol building

Jul 13, 2011 - 01:49 pm .- Numerous pro-life organizations in Argentina are holding a rally outside the nation’s capitol building to protest a bill that would legalize abortion in the country.

Rupert Murdoch's papal knighthood questioned as investigation continues

Jul 13, 2011 - 12:45 pm .- There are calls from all sides in British politics for Rupert Murdoch to hand back – or be stripped of – his papal knighthood if he is found culpable in any way for the recent phone hacking scandal involving his British tabloid newspaper, The News of the World.

Ohio bishop endorses anti-cancer alternatives to Komen Foundation fundraising

Jul 13, 2011 - 06:08 am .- “Misgivings” about the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s association with Planned Parenthood and its “openness” to embryonic stem cell research were behind the Ohio Catholic bishops’ decision to direct fundraising efforts elsewhere, the Diocese of Toledo said.

Abortion in Britain discriminates against disabled, new numbers say

Jul 13, 2011 - 03:10 am .- After a long legal battle, abortion statistics released by the British government show a “shocking level of discrimination” against the disabled, pro-life groups said.

Illinois judge blocks state's attempt to end Catholic Charities foster care

Jul 13, 2011 - 12:01 am .- An Illinois judge's July 12 order will allow Catholic Charities to continue its foster care work in three dioceses, despite an attempt by state officials and the governor to end the partnership.

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