Archive of April 12, 2012

Alumni urge Pontifical University of Peru to not cut ties with Church

Apr 12, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- An alumni group from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru urged the school to not cease discussions with the Church after it failed to meet a Vatican reform deadline.

Leader of 40 Days for Life criticizes abortion prayer effort

Apr 12, 2012 - 03:06 pm .- A California clergy group linked to Planned Parenthood has organized a 40-day prayer campaign for abortion rights, drawing criticism from Shawn Carney, head of the successful 40 Days for Life campaign.

Chilean diocese to investigate alleged sex abuse of former seminarian

Apr 12, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- The Diocese of Valparaiso in Chile says it is determined to establish the facts surrounding accusations of sexual abuse that a former seminarian, now a protestant minister, has leveled against two bishops and five priests.

Bishops urge rejection of laws that attack religious freedom

Apr 12, 2012 - 09:57 am .- The U.S. bishops have issued a statement alerting American Catholics that they are obligated to disobey unjust laws that infringe upon their fundamental liberties by forcing them to violate the core of their beliefs.

Pro-life campaign saves over 800 babies during Lenten outreach

Apr 12, 2012 - 03:58 am .- The 40 Days for Life spring campaign of pro-life advocacy, prayer and community outreach ended on April 1 after saving hundreds of babies from abortion.

Author sees sexual revolution at root of women’s discontent

Apr 12, 2012 - 02:26 am .- Modern women are less happy because of fundamental problems caused by the culture’s casual attitude toward sex, according to author Mary Eberstadt.

Pakistan among most dangerous countries for women, priest says

Apr 12, 2012 - 12:03 am .- A priest of the Camillian order in Pakistan has spoken out against the abuse of women in the country, including the growing number of “honor killings.”