Saturday, November 17, 2012

Heroic News: “Fighting for Religious Freedom” plus 11 more


Fighting for Religious Freedom

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:45 AM PST

Earlier this spring I had the privilege of being asked to take part in the funeral of Chuck Colson. Because of other pastoral duties, I couldn’t attend. But the invitation meant a great deal to me. Chuck embodied what it means to be a Christian leader. He was a man of faith, wisdom, humility, and courage. These are easy virtues to list. They’re much harder to live—but Chuck did live them, and he cultivated them in others through the daily witness of his own actions.

Vatican turns critical eye to abortions at Catholic hospitals

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:31 AM PST

Following numerous revelations of abortions performed or promoted in hospitals affiliated with the Catholic Church in Spain’s Catalonia region, the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers is addressing the issue in its annual International Conference, which began on November 15 and ends on Saturday.

Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:15 AM PST

The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free the world's least developed countries from their foreign debt, enabling them to invest in education.

UN report: Religious objections to contraception and abortifacients violate human rights

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:48 AM PST

A newly released United Nations Population Fund report calls on governments to counteract “religious” objections to “emergency contraception,” which the report says stand in the way of fundamental human freedoms.

U.S. Bishops back sainthood cause of post-abortive woman

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:37 AM PST

At their annual meeting Tuesday, America’s bishops lent their strong endorsement in a unanimous voice vote to the canonization cause of Dorothy Day, a post-abortive convert to Catholicism who is renowned for her work with the poor.

Bible Publisher Beats Obama Abortion-HHS Mandate in Court

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:36 AM PST

A federal court today stopped enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against a Bible publisher which filed a lawsuit against it.

Boehner: Repeal Obamacare, Until Then States Must Reject It

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:33 AM PST

“President Obama has won re-election, but his health care law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, ObamaCare has to go.

World Health Organization Pushes Unsafe Abortions on Poor Women

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:28 AM PST

A new manual by the World Health Organization (WHO) on how to do abortions is facing criticism for advocating substandard medical care and a ban on all limits to abortion. Aimed particularly at poor women in developing countries, the manual downplays medical oversight and recommends disposing of the “waste,” including babies’ remains, in sewers or latrines.

Uraguay debating gay 'marriage' law

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:19 AM PST

Weeks after Uruguay became the latest country in Latin America to legalize abortion, the local congress is debating a measure that would modify the nation's law to allow for same-sex “marriage.”

Conference counters threats to Catholic healthcare globally

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:17 AM PST

Catholic health care providers and clergy are meeting in Rome this week to develop responses to the different ethical issues they are facing when they work with secular governments.

6 abortion workers quit during 2012 40 Days for Life campaign

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:15 AM PST

In an e-mail to supporters today, 40 Days for Life Campaign Director Shawn Carney revealed that six abortion workers quit their jobs during the most recent 40 Days for Life campaign. Carney said that this is in addition to the 789 babies saved from abortion during the campaign, that 40 Days organizers know of.

Abortion: India Puts Ireland Under Pressure

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 05:20 AM PST

The Indian government has contacted the Irish government over the death of a woman who was allegedly refused an abortion.