Pakistan Church says Asia Bibi must be defended cautiously

Rome, Italy, Jul 30, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Pakistan said that all of the efforts to prevent the execution of Catholic mother Asia Bibi requires prudence on the part of her defenders. According to Gaudium Press, the director of the National Committee on Justice and Peace of the Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, Father Emannuel Yousaf Mani, said the concern about the international campaigns to help Bibi is understandable.   “But the life of this … [Read more...]

Law reuniting immigrant families gains support from US bishops

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2012 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops have joined more than 130 organizations urging legislation to help reunite children who have been separated from family members due to immigration measures against their parents. The Help Separated Families Act will help improve the chances that “children placed in the child welfare system as a result of immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify” with their family members, the … [Read more...]

Spanish pro-life group says fetal handicap law should eliminate abortion

Madrid, Spain, Jul 30, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The spokeswoman for Spain's Right to Life group has urged the country to recognize that a proposal to outlaw abortion in cases of fetal handicaps shows that the procedure should be “completely” abolished. In a statement issued on July 26, Gador Joya said the organization agrees with “the basis and the logic” of a proposal made by the Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon to prohibit abortion in cases … [Read more...]

Perpetual Eucharistic adoration begins at the Olympics

London, England, Jul 30, 2012 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Today marked the launch of a major Olympic event that you won’t find in the official Games brochure, 24-hour Eucharistic adoration.“We’re flying the flag for Christ if you like,” said Franciscan Father Francis Conway of St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Stratford, the Catholic Church closest to the Olympic village in London’s East End.“We will have Eucharistic adoration from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., when … [Read more...]


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