Archive of July 22, 2011

Couple urges Argentinean president to defend the unborn

Jul 22, 2011 - 05:50 pm .- An Argentinean couple has sent a letter congratulating Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for the upcoming birth of her first grandchild. Dr. Luis Aldo Ravaioli and his wife, Maria Margarita, urged the president to translate her joy into a commitment to defend the rights of the unborn against attempts to legalize abortion.

Archbishop Gomez: Mary Magdalene is counter to culture of condemnation

Jul 22, 2011 - 04:45 pm .- The July 22 Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene is a time to recall the holy woman’s life and her “beautiful story” of God’s life-changing love and mercy for everyone, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said. He contrasted her life with an American culture that is “quick to condemn.”

Catholics in Norway 'shocked' by Oslo attacks

Jul 22, 2011 - 03:59 pm .- Catholics in Norway are shocked by what appears to be a terrorist attack on government headquarters in Oslo that killed at least seven people and injured another 15 on July 22.

Conference in Spain brings together representatives from 90 universities

Jul 22, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- The World Congress of Catholic Universities will be held August 12-14 in the Spanish city of Avila. The event will bring together 90 university representatives from 40 countries.

India's Christian outcasts plan massive hunger strike for equal rights

Jul 22, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Thousands of Dalit Christians and Muslims known as the “untouchables” or “slumdogs” of India will gather in the streets of New Delhi to protest for equal societal rights.

Belarus’ Cardinal Swiatek, gulag survivor, dies

Jul 22, 2011 - 03:24 am .- Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek, the former Archbishop of Minsk who survived nearly a decade in the Soviet Gulag, died on July 21 at the age of 96. He witnessed the persecution of the Catholic faith and its revival in Belarus.

World Youth Day Madrid to counter secularized culture

Jul 22, 2011 - 02:08 am .- In August Pope Benedict XVI will visit a Spain that faces aggressive secularism and controversies concerning abortion, sexual ethics and marriage. But World Youth Day organizers hope the event can trigger a revival of faith.

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