Study shows Colombia’s youth reject abortion, drug laws

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 30, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- A study revealed that the vast majority of young people in Colombia reject abortion, “gay marriage” and the legalization of drugs, as the country debates measures on all three issues. The Nov. 23-25 analysis was carried out by the Ipsos Napoleon Franco firm and published by Semana magazine.   Among 18-24 year-olds, 74 percent oppose abortion and the legalization of drugs, while 68 percent those aged 25-34 oppose both … [Read more...]

Argentina bishops warn against bitter political division

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 30, 2012 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Argentina's bishops called on citizens to prevent the country from being torn into staunch partisan divides, urging a unified support for marriage and the defense of life. “After almost thirty years of democracy, we Argentineans run the risk of dividing ourselves into irreconcilable camps once again,” the bishops said in a message for Advent released on Nov. 29. “Fear is spreading that these divisions … [Read more...]

Salt and Light media foundation to celebrate 10th anniversary

Toronto, Canada, Nov 30, 2012 / 12:16 am (CNA).- Canada’s Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Salt + Light Television, Canada’s first Catholic television network, will begin celebrations of its 10th anniversary in December.“It is hard to believe that we began this bold media initiative ten years ago!” Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, said Nov. 29.Fr. Rosica recalled how the network was “born on … [Read more...]

Colombia overwhelmingly re-elects pro-life official

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 29, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With 80 out 99 possible votes, the Colombian senate re-elected Attorney General Alejandro Ordonez on Nov. 27 to a new four-year term. Ordonez, whose firm pro-life stance has come under fire over the past several months, beat out candidate Maria Mercedes Lopez, who received five votes and Orlando Gallo, who received only two. “I thank God and thank the Senators for their independence and the officials of the Justice … [Read more...]

Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

La Plata, Argentina, Nov 28, 2012 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in dire need of “well formed” and holy priests. During a Mass to mark the 90th anniversary of St. Joseph Seminary in La Plata, Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig drew a parallel between the formation of seminarians and the healing of the ten lepers in the Gospel. “Of the ten, only one returned to … [Read more...]

Catholics for a Free Choice spends millions in Latin American abortion support

Lima, Peru, Nov 26, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has invested more than $13 million over the last decade in pushing the legalization of abortion in Latin America. IRS documents show that between 2002 and 2010 – the last year of tax filings available for review – the organization spent $13,716,679 to promote the procedure in Central and South America. Founded in 1973, the group has an annual budget of $3 million, which … [Read more...]

Bishops say Colombians unaware of truth behind euthanasia law

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 26, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops' Conference of Colombia has rejected a proposed law on euthanasia and assisted suicide currently being debated and said the country “has not been told the truth” about the measure. After “attentive study, the Catholic Church wishes to express its total disagreement with the bill and its deep concern about the abuses that could result from its possible enactment,” the bishops said in a Nov. 21 … [Read more...]


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