March 4, 2011

Statement of Archbishop Edwin O’Brien on House Judiciary Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The Judiciary Committee’s disputed decision to advance legislation that would redefine marriage in Maryland is both regrettable and irresponsible. Instead of strengthening and protecting marriage, our State has moved one step closer to dismantling it altogether, a move that would threaten the stability of society and families for current and future generations. It is only...
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Pakistani Christians bid farewell to slain government minister

BANGALORE, India – More than 20,000 Christians from all over Pakistan flocked to the remote village of Kushpur in the Faisalabad Diocese for the funeral of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s assassinated minister for minorities.
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Catholic leaders implore parishioners to contact Maryland delegates on same-sex marriage bill

As the full House of Delegates prepares to begin what is expected to be an intense debate on legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland, Mary Ellen Russell is imploring Catholics to contact their delegates and make their voices heard on the issue.
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French president appeals to Christian past

His popularity waning with a year to go before an election, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is reminding the French of their Christian heritage. The Syndey Morning Herald has the story. Reuters photo Nicolas Sarkozy, the leader of a secular republic, has been photographed with Catholic nuns before praising Christianity, stoking nationalist sentiment and questioning the...
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