Archive of September 28, 2011

Argentinian lawmakers sign pledge in defense of life and family

Sep 28, 2011 - 07:25 pm .- Federal, provincial and local government leaders from across Argentina have signed a pledge to uphold the dignity of human life at all stages and to oppose any law that would legalize abortion or euthanasia.

US Latinos present historic response to Pope's encyclical

Sep 28, 2011 - 06:00 pm .- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders has become the first lay organization in the world to give the Vatican an official response to Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.”

Baby Joseph dies peacefully at home in Canada

Sep 28, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- Joseph Maraachli, the terminally ill 20 month-old known affectionately as “Baby Joseph,” died peacefully at home with his family in Windsor, Ontario on Sept. 28.

Mexico's Supreme Court rejects move to legalize abortion

Sep 28, 2011 - 03:33 pm .- The members of Mexico's Supreme Court on Sept. 28 rejected a decision that would have legalized abortion in the country.

Peter Seewald: The Pope triumphed over the media war in Germany

Sep 28, 2011 - 01:59 pm .- In an interview with the news agency sent to CNA for publication, German Catholic reporter Peter Seewald said the recent papal trip to Germany was a victory for the humility and message of the Pope.

Fr. Pavone asks supporters to be respectful and prayerful

Sep 28, 2011 - 12:12 pm .- Following demonstrations of support, Priests for Life founder Father Frank Pavone has asked his supporters to be thoughtful, respectful and prayerful in the dispute with his bishop.

Pope reflects on visit to his German homeland

Sep 28, 2011 - 10:13 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said he “was happy to see that the faith in my German homeland has a young face, that it is alive and has a future.” The Pope made his comments at his weekly Wednesday audience held in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square.

Comment period on contraception mandate ends Sept. 30

Sep 28, 2011 - 05:48 am .- The opportunity is coming to a close for Catholics and others to voice their opposition to religious freedom violations in federal mandates for contraception and sterilization coverage in insurance plans.

Mexican Catholics mourn loss of brutally slain editor

Sep 28, 2011 - 03:03 am .- Catholics in Mexico are grieving the death of Maria Elizabeth Macias, a 39-year-old editor who was kidnapped and murdered by drug cartels in the border state of Tamaulipas.

Windmill brings life to Kenyan village

Sep 28, 2011 - 12:56 am .- Mixed with the braying of livestock and the welcome laughter of children, a new sound swirls above the village of Nakupurat in Kenya these days. It is the steady creaking of a windmill. For villager Ekiru Ewoi and the 2,000 residents here, it is a sound that reminds them daily that the hard days of thirst have passed.

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