» 03/29/2007, 00.00
In the name of the family no to civil unions, say Italian bishops
Christian politicians should cast their vote against bills that legalise civil unions, including homosexual unions. The bishops’ statement is not interference but a balm for the good of society.
When the Church acts, it is to defend life, the family and religious freedom
The chairman of the Italian Bishops’ Conference addresses the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences at a meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Refusing to acknowledge the continent’s Christian roots is not tolerance, but a form of rejection of religions and a desire to relegate them to the private sphere.
19/11/2010 IRAQ – ITALY
Card Bagnasco urges solidarity with the persecuted Christians of Iraq and the world
The president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference calls on Italy and Europe not to “look away because what is at stake is religious freedom, which is the basis for all other forms of freedom.” A day of solidarity and prayer will be celebrated in all of Italy’s parishes this Sunday. Cardinal mentions Asia Bibi as well.
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered
The Secretariat of the Synod recalled that the Relatio post disceptationem is a "working document" that will be examined by the Working Groups. The summary of their reflections will be made public. "The idea of the Working Groups is to deliver a working text for the third part of the process which is next year’s Ordinary Synod of bishops on the family. Only then will there be a "definitive pronouncement" on the issues under examination.
Filipino bishops to back pro-life candidates in upcoming elections
A “Covenant for Life” is signed. It calls on candidates in the May 14 elections to give priority to life and family and offers them support.
May the crisis lead Christians to show solidarity towards its victims, Pope says
In his address to Italian bishops Benedict XVI highlights an “educational emergency” at a time of relativism and nihilism. This calls for educators who know to how “trust in life and in man, in his reason and in his capacity to love.
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