Activists draw fire for labeling Scottish cardinal ‘bigot’

Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov 3, 2012 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic spokesman slammed the U.K. gay advocacy group Stonewall's bestowal of its “bigot of the year” award on Cardinal Keith O'Brien, calling the move an effort to attack marriage supporters. Peter Kearney, Director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office, said the award “reveals the depths of their intolerance and their willingness to attack and demean those who don’t share their … [Read more...]

Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

Denver, Colo., Nov 3, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post to drive home the importance of religious freedom in the upcoming election.“I think the folks who organized getting the ad together want to ensure everybody understands what’s at stake not only for the Church, but for the country, when religious liberty is compromised,” said J.D. Flynn, chancellor of the Denver … [Read more...]

Support for preserving marriage grows in key states

Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2012 / 08:47 am (CNA).- Recent polls show increasing support for marriage being the union of one man and one woman in states that will soon cast ballots on whether to legalize “gay marriage.”“Our opponents are hugely outspending us and had a jump start on us when it comes to getting the message across, though they failed to move the needle much their direction,” explained Thomas Peters, cultural director for the National Organization for … [Read more...]

Second Vatican stem cell conference set for 2013

Vatican City, Nov 3, 2012 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year the Pontifical Council for Culture and an adult stem cell research foundation will host the second international Vatican conference to discuss regenerative medicine and its implications for culture, ethics and faith.Monsignor Tomasz Trafny, head of the Science and Faith department at the Pontifical Council for Culture, said it is the council’s mission to explore the cultural impact of new research. It aims to “offer … [Read more...]


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