Monday, March 23, 2009

News Updates, 3/23

"Sentenced to jail for engaging in peaceful free speech”
Judge puts pro-life sidewalk counselor behind bars for counseling women outside Oakland abortion clinic

Two women die in papal rally stampede
As one million Angolans cheered Pope Benedict XVI

Shun witchcraft, Pope tells Angolan Catholics
Many have abandoned the Church for self-styled sects

Obama set to speak at Notre Dame graduation
Is this President's outreach to Catholics?

Uproar in South Bend
News that President Obama will be Notre Dame commencement speaker ignites widespread expressions of outrage

Help Stop the Scandal at Our Lady's University
Take Action NOW - with more than 18,888 other signers in less than 3 days since petition launch!

Pope protesters, supporters clash in France
Condom protest outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Vatican gears up for boycott of Angels & Demons
Ron Howard film is prequel to The DaVinci Code

Cardinal calls for end to immigration raids
George urges Obama to work toward immigration reform

Pope John Paul II to be beatified next April?
Polish press already reporting that date is scheduled

Luxembourg legalizes euthanasia
After putting limits on Grand Duke's power

Satanic-ritual crimes increasing in Italy
'Antisect police force' has doubled in size this year

Other Issues

Part I: Geithner's Plan "Extremely Dangerous," Economist Galbraith Says
In short, because the plan is yet another massive, ineffective gift to banks and Wall Street. Taxpayers, of course, will take the hit...

EPA: Global Warming Threatens Public Health, Welfare
The Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House on Friday finding that global warming is endangering the public's health and welfare, according to several sources, a move that could have far-reaching implications for the nation's economy and environment.

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