Archive of July 31, 2012

Switzerland approves controversial pre-natal test for Down's Syndrome

Jul 31, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The government of Switzerland has sparked controversy by legalizing a new prenatal test that detects the presence of Down’s Syndrome – a move that could lead to an increase of abortions in the country.

LA to host massive Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Jul 31, 2012 - 03:15 pm .- Over 100,000 Catholics will gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 5 to celebrate and honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in a city where the image of the Virgin is everywhere.

Pope praying youth will answer call to evangelize

Jul 31, 2012 - 02:28 pm .- With exactly one year to go until the 28th World Youth Day begins in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is praying this August that young people will engage in evangelization.

Pennsylvania diocese thrilled with new bishop appointment

Jul 31, 2012 - 11:25 am .- Catholics in Erie, Pa., are deeply grateful for Pope Benedict's July 31 appointment of Msgr. Lawrence T. Persico as the diocese's tenth bishop.

Expert finds Clinton's religious freedom report not backed by action

Jul 31, 2012 - 04:04 am .- While a new report from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton uses strong rhetoric to back religious liberty, a former diplomat says more action needs to be taken to turn those words into reality.

Chick-fil-A flap shows drive to suppress religion, Douthat says

Jul 31, 2012 - 02:03 am .- New York Times columnist Ross Douthat said in a recent column that the reactions against the Chick-fil-A president’s stance on “gay marriage” reveal that many people only maintain a “facade” of respect for religious freedom.

Pro-life walk across America continues after death

Jul 31, 2012 - 12:20 am .- An uncle of a young pro-life advocate killed by a car during his pro-life walk across America is flying to the U.S. to take his nephew’s place and complete the remainder of the journey.