Archive of September 27, 2011

Catholics obligated to defend right to life, emphasizes cardinal

Sep 27, 2011 - 08:03 pm .- Respect Life Month is a time for prayer, reflection and action to advance the right to life and to resist efforts to “silence” moral truth and violate religious liberty, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.

Abortion solves nothing, Mexican cardinal tells court

Sep 27, 2011 - 06:19 pm .- As the Supreme Court in Mexico debates legalizing abortion in the country, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City underscored that “abortion is never a solution” for anything.

Illinois Catholic Charities' foster care faces shutdown

Sep 27, 2011 - 03:10 pm .- Illinois Catholic Charities' foster care services may eventually cease to exist after a local judge refused to change his ruling that the state has the right to stop referring children to charities in four dioceses.

Madrid profits over $200 million from WYD

Sep 27, 2011 - 01:30 pm .- The Spanish capital city of Madrid came away with over $215 million in profits after World Youth Day 2011 held this past August, officials said.

Vatican rebuffs reports of planned papal resignation

Sep 27, 2011 - 10:56 am .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has dismissed reports published by an Italian newspaper that Pope Benedict XVI plans to resign from the papacy in 2012.

Observers see gay agenda threatening religious freedom

Sep 27, 2011 - 06:14 am .- Legalizing “gay marriage” is having major repercussions for religious freedom, according to observers of the latest developments.

Ensure Catholic schools’ mission can continue, Archbishop Gomez urges

Sep 27, 2011 - 02:44 am .- Catholic schools make a “major contribution” to the Los Angeles region’s social fabric and to the common good of the country as a whole, Archbishop José H. Gomez said as he encouraged Catholics to be generous in supporting their school systems.

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