Archive of September 7, 2011

Spanish woman dies 14 days after removal of feeding tube

Sep 7, 2011 - 05:47 pm .- Ramona Estevez, the 91-year-old Spanish woman whose feeding tube was withdrawn last month, died on Sept. 6 at the Blanca Paloma Hospital in Huelva, Spain.

Opponents: Calif. vaccine bill will give taxpayer boost to drug companies

Sep 7, 2011 - 04:58 pm .- California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto a bill allowing 12-year-olds to consent to STD vaccinations or treatment without their parents’ knowledge, bill opponents say. They warn that the bill violates parents’ rights and could give pharmaceutical companies $360 per child vaccinated, at taxpayer expense.

Family finds hope in tragic loss on 9/11

Sep 7, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- It has been a decade since Michele Murphy lost her sister Renee Tetreault Newell on 9/11, and while the pain may never truly subside, Murphy, a devout Catholic, has found comfort and strength in her faith that reassures her that her younger sister is always with her.

Mexican cardinal demands justice for victims of casino attack

Sep 7, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Monterrey, Mexico has urged officials to track down those responsible for the attack on the Casino Royale and bring them to justice.

Pope speaks of God's presence during 'times of darkness'

Sep 7, 2011 - 11:11 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that they should look to the Bible's third psalm to recall that God is near “even in times of difficulty, problems, and darkness.”

Prop 8 hearing puts ballot initiative powers in spotlight

Sep 7, 2011 - 06:18 am .- On Sept. 6, California's Supreme Court heard arguments about a legal question that has less to do with marriage, than with the state's legislative process and citizens' right to propose ballot initiatives.

Cardinal Deskur, former Vatican communications head, dies at 87

Sep 7, 2011 - 12:21 am .- Cardinal Andrzej Maria Deskur, former president of the Pontifical Council of Social Communications, died on Sept. 3 at the age of 87. Pope Benedict XVI remembered him as “one of the most illustrious sons” of the Archdiocese of Krakow.

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