Archive of January 18, 2012

Catholic midwives refuse abortion cases, go to court

Jan 18, 2012 - 06:12 pm .- Two Catholic midwives are testifying before Scotland’s highest civil court that they are being forced to participate in abortions against both their consciences and the law.

Pope says uniting Christianity requires conversion

Jan 18, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said today that achieving Christian unity requires more than “cordiality and cooperation” and that it must be accompanied by interior conversion.

Pope’s Mexico visit affirms Leon Catholics, archbishop says

Jan 18, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon said Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the city will be the first time a pontiff visits the country's area with the highest percentage of Catholics.

Congressmen support FDA protocol for abortion pill

Jan 18, 2012 - 11:47 am .- Nearly 20 members of Congress voiced their support for an Ohio law regulating the use of the abortion drug RU-486 in compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol.

Colorado bill a ‘stepping stone’ to same-sex marriage, Catholic conference says

Jan 18, 2012 - 06:14 am .- Colorado’s proposed civil unions bill is “just a stepping stone to the legalization of same-sex marriage,” the head of the Colorado Catholic Conference has warned.

Candidates defend religious freedom, marriage in South Carolina

Jan 18, 2012 - 03:03 am .- Republican presidential candidates promised to uphold values such as religious liberty and traditional marriage at events in South Carolina, where the next primary election is slated to take place on Jan. 21.

Priest kidnapping in Sudan heightens tensions

Jan 18, 2012 - 01:01 am .- A truckload of attackers kidnapped two Catholic priests from their rectory in Sudan on Jan. 15, causing fears for their safety at a time of continued regional tensions.