Tuesday, May 24, 2011

News 05-24

Brazilian nun beatified

Irma Dolce, known as "The Angel of Bahia" was beatified Sunday by Cardinal Dom Geraldo Majella Angelo. Sister Dulce founded a charity group that provides health care, welfare and education for the poor in the state of Bahia.


MTV hosts Planned Parenthood commercial as a "public service announcement"

MTV is airing an ad for Planned Parenthood, saying it is a public service announcement; but they are removing a pro-life ad which has been running on MTV since May 2010


Girl killed by RU-486

The announcement of the death of a Portuguese girl was made earlier this month at the 21st European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Her death was attributed to an RU-486 medical abortion. Similar atrocities in the United States have led some states to pass legislation clamping down on the reckless use of the drug.


More on China's day of prayer

After the pope's appeal, underground priests were taken away by security forces on a "trip" to prevent them going to the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan. Prayer for underground bishops, held by the police for decades. Bishop Jia Zhiguo in hospital for heart problems, under police supervision. Bishop’s tomb desecrated. Rosaries, Masses and worship, in obedience to the pope’s invitation. But some say they know nothing of his message.


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