Archive of October 31, 2011

Peruvian cardinal encourages defense of life on Lord of the Miracles feast

Oct 31, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- During a Mass on Oct. 28 on the feast of the Lord of the Miracles—the most popular religious devotion in Peru—Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima encouraged Catholics to be strong in their defense of life and the family.

Cain maintains Planned Parenthood has racist roots

Oct 31, 2011 - 05:27 pm .- Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain reaffirmed his opposition to Planned Parenthood, an organization that he describes as the perpetrator of a black genocide.

Bishops urge funding for religious freedom commission

Oct 31, 2011 - 05:04 pm .- The chair of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace is calling on the U.S. Senate to reauthorize a federal commission that advocates for religious freedom across the globe.

Experts predict erosion of society, religious liberty if DOMA is repealed

Oct 31, 2011 - 03:01 pm .- Marriage advocates are warning that a repeal of the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act could have disastrous consequences for the nation, including the further erosion of religious liberty and a continued effort to legalize multiple-partner relationships.

Bishops of Brazil call for urgent political reform

Oct 31, 2011 - 01:48 pm .- The bishops of Brazil have called on national leaders to implement political reforms and curb corruption.

Pope prays for Eastern Catholic Churches in November

Oct 31, 2011 - 10:46 am .- Pope Benedict is praying this November for the Eastern Catholic Churches and for the Church in Africa as it looks to live out the Synod for Africa.

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