Catholic conference regrets failure of Calif. death penalty repeal

Sacramento, Calif., Nov 8, 2012 / 02:26 am (CNA).- The California Catholic Conference says it regrets the failure of a state ballot measure to repeal the death penalty, but that the effort helped to increase respect for life.“We’re obviously disappointed that the people of California did not choose this opportunity to repeal the use of the death penalty in California,” Ned Dolejsi, Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference, told CNA Nov. 7.“We felt … [Read more...]

Catholic conference regrets failure of Calif. death penalty repeal

Sacramento, Calif., Nov 8, 2012 / 02:26 am (CNA).- The California Catholic Conference says it regrets the failure of a state ballot measure to repeal the death penalty, but that the effort helped to increase respect for life.“We’re obviously disappointed that the people of California did not choose this opportunity to repeal the use of the death penalty in California,” Ned Dolejsi, Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference, told CNA Nov. 7.“We felt … [Read more...]

Church in Guatemala reaches out to earthquake victims

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Nov 8, 2012 / 12:06 am (CNA).- A relief network operated by the local Catholic Church has launched operations to help the victims of a Nov. 7 earthquake that killed 15 people in Guatemala and destroyed dozens of homes. President Otto Perez Molina told reporters that 100 people are still missing. He placed the country on high alert and ordered public offices to close temporarily as a precaution against possible aftershocks. Molina said two thousand soldiers are … [Read more...]


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