Archive of November 6, 2012

Maine legalizes 'same-sex marriage'

Nov 6, 2012 - 10:17 pm .- Voters in the state of Maine approved a ballot measure Nov. 6 to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples, becoming the sixth state in the U.S. to do so, and the first to do so by a vote of the people.

Montana passes parental notification abortion law

Nov 6, 2012 - 09:30 pm .- On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under 16-years-old.

Colombia asks Pope to bless peace talks with rebel group

Nov 6, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Colombia's new ambassador to the Holy See has asked Pope Benedict to give his blessing to the peace talks begun in October between the Colombian government and the Marxist rebel group FARC.

Adoration begins in Eternal City for US elections

Nov 6, 2012 - 02:20 pm .- Catholics in the Eternal City are holding an all-night Eucharistic vigil, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying that U.S. voters help their country by electing politicians who will support Christian values.

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Nov 6, 2012 - 01:26 pm .- Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country and its citizens as they cast their ballots.

Abortion supporters try to attack Buenos Aires cathedral

Nov 6, 2012 - 11:48 am .- On Nov. 1 a mob of abortion supporters and anti-clerical leftists in Argentina tried to deface the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires but was turned away by the police and a human chain of Catholics.

Calif. gay therapy ban imposes 'state orthodoxy,' foes charge

Nov 6, 2012 - 04:02 am .- A legal group is seeking a federal injunction against a California ban on “reparative therapy” for minors with homosexual attractions or behaviors, saying the law restricts the rights of families to find treatment for their children and threatens religious freedom.

New Romney ad reaches out to Catholic voters

Nov 6, 2012 - 03:05 am .- The Romney campaign released a new television ad on Nov. 4 to appeal to Catholic voters, citing the Obama administration's controversial HHS mandate.

US bishops launch religious freedom website

Nov 6, 2012 - 12:08 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a new website dedicated to encouraging education, prayer and public action to protect religious freedom at home and abroad.