Colombia Against Adoption by Same-Sex Couples, Anti-Nuclear Rally, Welcome Home

Catholic.net News Report: April 19, 2011.
by Rosalia Tenorio | Source: Catholic.net

Colombian Bishops against Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

BOGOTA—The Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement opposing a proposed legislation to allow homosexual couples to adopt children.

In the statement the bishops argued that scientific studies have questioned how having "parents" of the same sex negatively affects children's development; and that adoption is not a right for couples, but intended to benefit the child.

Colombia's Constitution defines a family as a man, a woman and children. Most Colombians oppose adoptions by same-sex couples.


Cardinal Wants Nuclear Weapons Program in the UK to End

During an anti-nuclear rally, Cardinal Keith O’Brien urged the British government to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

The Scottish Prelate highlighted Pope Benedict’s 2006 World Day for Peace message: “This point of view, that nuclear weapons have any place in a civilized society, is not only baneful but also completely fallacious. In a nuclear war there would be no victors, only victims. The truth of peace requires that all… agree to change their course by clear and firm decisions, and strive for a progressive and concerted nuclear disarmament.” 


Welcome Home

WASHINGTON D.C.—At least 100,000 people are expected to join the Catholic Church this Easter in the US. People of all ages, from different race and cultural background will be either baptized or confirmed during the Church's universal celebration of the Easter Vigil on April 24.

In 2010, there were over 43,000 adult baptisms and more than 75,000 people received into full communion with the Church, according to the USCCB.



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