Archive of July 14, 2011

Vatican congregation: Chinese bishops 'presumed' to be excommunicated

Jul 14, 2011 - 08:00 pm .- The Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples says that a group of Chinese bishops are “presumed” to be excommunicated for participating in last month's illicit ordination, until they can provide any justification for a lesser penalty.

New poll shows young people believe World Youth Day changes lives

Jul 14, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- A recent study in Spain showed that nine out of every ten young people who participate in a World Youth Day believe the event “is an experience that changes lives.”

Judge blocks NYC law threatening crisis pregnancy centers

Jul 14, 2011 - 03:54 pm .- A federal judge on July 13 temporarily barred New York City from enforcing a new law that would cripple crisis pregnancy centers with heavy fines and possible closures for failing to cite medical limitations.

Critics say new ethics code in Spain violates doctors' conscience rights

Jul 14, 2011 - 02:23 pm .- An advocacy group in Spain strongly criticized the country's Collegial Medical Organization for approving a new ethics code that could restrict doctors from objecting to performing abortions.

Church celebrates feast of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Jul 14, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.

Vatican: Latest illicit Chinese ordination 'very negative for the unity of the Church'

Jul 14, 2011 - 11:54 am .- The Vatican has responded with dismay to the news that China has ordained another Catholic bishop without papal approval.

Dietrich von Hildebrand group announces summer seminars

Jul 14, 2011 - 10:11 am .- The Hildebrand Project will introduce students and scholars to the insights and contributions of philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand in its first-ever summer seminar in Alexandria, Va. later this July.

Researcher finds proof of widespread Jewish support for Pope Pius XII

Jul 14, 2011 - 06:12 am .- An expert on Pope Pius XII says new discoveries show that the Jewish community strongly supported the pontiff for his stand against anti-Semitism and support for Jewish rights during World War II.

Heroic News helping pro-lifers take culture's pulse

Jul 14, 2011 - 02:33 am .- The pro-life advocacy group Heroic Media has launched an online site featuring breaking news on life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.

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