Monthly Archives: January 2009

Under construction

When the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty announced its launch Sunday in Harrisburg, Pa., the Web site that is to be one of its primary contributions to the debate over capital punishment was not quite ready. But the section of the … Continue reading

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SOA Watch defendants sent to prison

A federal judge this morning found six people guilty of trespassing for entering the Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Ga., during the annual School of the Americas Watch vigil and demonstration Nov. 23. The six are: — The Rev. Luis … Continue reading

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Parishes help unemployed members

What are parishes doing to help their newly unemployed members in a recession? Our Sunday Visitor has a roundup of several examples of parish activity, from a “Job Transition Network” that operates at one Minnesota parish to a New York … Continue reading

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Pro-life messages get more visible

People across the country marked the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion with speeches, prayers, rallies and marches. Others took their message to the all-popular medium of advertisement. Newspapers in Washington ran an advertisement urging people to support programs … Continue reading

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FDA OKs human trials for therapies with embryonic stem cells

This morning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first human clinical trials using embryonic stem cells. The trials will be conducted by the Geron Corp. on humans suffering from paraplegia. The stem cells are those approved for use … Continue reading

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Vatican-US relations in the age of Obama

Though only days into President Barack Obama’s administration, Italian columnist and author Massimo Franco speculated about what relations might look like between the Vatican and Obama as well as the U.S. Catholic Church and Obama. CNS Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis offered his analysis in … Continue reading

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Reversal of Mexico City policy off the table for anniversary of Roe v. Wade

UPDATE: Obama signature reversing Mexico City policy brings quick condemnation. SECOND UPDATE: Cardinal Rigali calls decision “very disappointing.” Despite some expectations that President Barack Obama would issue an executive order reversing the Mexico City policy on Jan. 22, it apparently … Continue reading

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