Archive of December 18, 2012

Irish bishops say legalizing abortion will harm care for moms

Dec 18, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- The archbishops of Ireland say the government's consideration of legalizing abortion would harm the country's world-renowned health care practices for mothers.

Colombian archbishop offers prayers after bus accident deaths

Dec 18, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A Colombian archbishop offered his solidarity and condolences to the families and friends of the 27 victims who died in a bus accident nine days before Christmas.

Irish government proposals would allow abortion

Dec 18, 2012 - 03:19 pm .- The Irish government has announced that it will introduce legislation on abortion that will legalize the procedure in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, drawing criticism pro-life advocates.

Religious women support teenagers grieving after shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Consecrated women from a religious community in Connecticut are offering prayers, counseling and support to high school students following a mass shooting in their town.

Archbishop Chaput: Advent's message relevant in wake of tragedy

Dec 18, 2012 - 11:28 am .- The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said in his Dec. 17 column.

Long-time Michigan roadside nativity resurrected

Dec 18, 2012 - 04:01 am .- A 67-year-old tradition of placing a nativity scene on a public median in Warren, Mich. has been re-established after a four-year legal battle involving the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Man with sledgehammer attacks two La. Catholic churches

Dec 18, 2012 - 02:12 am .- A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel at one of the churches.

Amid struggle, Palestinian Christians look ahead to Christmas

Dec 18, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Armed conflicts and a decline in tourists and pilgrims from overseas will cause difficulties for Palestinian Christians, but they will still celebrate Christmas.