Former SSPX community granted formal status in Catholic Church

Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug 24, 2012 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A traditionalist religious order that used to be part of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X has received formal recognition as a diocesan institute within the Catholic Church.“On this festive solemnity of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God body and soul into Heaven our spiritual joy and fraternal rejoicing is great indeed,” read the statement issued Aug. 15 by the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy … [Read more...]

Argentinean bishops call for civil code changes to protect the family

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 24, 2012 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops' Conference of Argentina has called on congress to modify a proposed revision of the country's civil code to prevent harm to the family and protect the life of the unborn. Argentina needs a society “in which stable bonds are fostered and priority is given to the protection of children and the most defenseless,” the bishops said in an Aug. 23 statement.    “We need to recognize … [Read more...]

Knights of Columbus head to speak on Latino Catholic voting

Miami, Fla., Aug 24, 2012 / 11:04 am (CNA).- Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, will address a national Catholic Latino group at a Miami church this evening on how Hispanic Catholics can transform American politics for the better.Anderson will say that Catholics “should work to ensure that future generations of immigrants find a country that supports their values and not one that asks them to surrender their religious values at the border as the price of their … [Read more...]

Woman-friendly Catholic business sues over HHS mandate

Chicago, Ill., Aug 24, 2012 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A businesswoman who has filed the most recent lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate believes that the government must respect her identity as a Catholic woman as well as a business owner.“I’m a total integrated person,” said Mary Anne Yep, co-founder and vice president of Triune Health Group.Yep told CNA on Aug. 23 that she cannot separate her identity as a woman, a business owner and a Catholic. The … [Read more...]

Scientists: no contradiction between evolutionary biology and belief in God

Rimini, Italy, Aug 24, 2012 / 02:18 am (CNA).- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to Italy.“A proper understanding of creation, especially an understanding set forth by a thinker such as Thomas Aquinas, helps us to see that there is no conflict between evolutionary biology or any of the natural sciences and a fundamental understanding that all that … [Read more...]

Scientists: no contradiction between evolutionary biology and belief in God

Rimini, Italy, Aug 24, 2012 / 02:18 am (CNA).- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to Italy.“A proper understanding of creation, especially an understanding set forth by a thinker such as Thomas Aquinas, helps us to see that there is no conflict between evolutionary biology or any of the natural sciences and a fundamental understanding that all that … [Read more...]

Trial to study cord blood stem cells’ effects on autism

Sacramento, Calif., Aug 24, 2012 / 12:09 am (CNA).- Stem cell researchers are launching the first FDA-approved clinical trial to examine whether cord blood stem cells can improve the condition of children with autism.“This is the start of a new age of research in stem cell therapies for chronic diseases such as autism, and a natural step to determine whether patients receive some benefit from an infusion of their own cord blood stem cells,” Dr. Michael Chez, the study’s … [Read more...]


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