Home Abortion Aids & Hiv Euthanasia Homosexuality Lebanon Natural Family Planning Contact Me   
Daily News  
Archives
Photo Album
Arabic Church News
Arabic Church Titles
Arabic Encyclopedia
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Church History
Code of Eastern Canon Law
Code of Western Canon Law
Council for Justice and Peace
Papal Documents
Papal Encyclicals
Paths of the Spirit
Pontifical Academy for Life
The 21 Ecumenical Councils
The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Fathers of the Church
The Holy Father
The II Vatican Council
The List of Popes
The Mysteries of the Rosary
Way of the Cross
Question and Answer
- Faith FAQs
 
Newsletter
Your name:
   
Your email:
   
   Subscribe Unsubscribe
 
Latest Posts
- US: Bishops Promote National Marriage Week
- Pope Francis Lauds Dialogue with Oriental Orthodox Churches
- US: Bishops Decry Late-Term Abortion Legislation
- Canada: Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue (ARC) Releases New Stories to Tell: Living Ecumenism Today
- Unbleached Candles
 
   
Media
- Tv Charity
- Radio Maria
- Radio Charity - Lebanon
 
Slide Shows & Movies
- Psalm 23
- Be United Against...
- You Are Mine
- Abortion
- Mother Teresa
- Promise
 
Calendar
  February 2019  
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number Of Visitors:
429963
 
Another Reproach for Amnesty International. Italian Bishops Join Protest of Pro-Abortion Policy

ROME, SEPT. 18, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The president of the Italian bishops' conference rejected the new abortion policy adopted by Amnesty International and stressed the value of human life, family and the freedom of education.

Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco made his comments Monday at the inauguration of the Permanent Council meeting of the Italian prelates.

The prelate said that Amnesty International's choice to embrace abortion as a right underlines the "dangerous erosion" of conscience and of the need to counteract similar trends.

The archbishop of Genoa indicated that among the "strongholds of the history and traditions of our people," there are nonnegotiable values. Examples he gave include the intangible value of the person and human life; the family founded on marriage; the freedom of parents to educate their children; the moral code that is rooted in the human person and expressed and perfected in Jesus; and freedom to adhere to what is true and good.

These values, he said, "constitute the fundamental ethos that -- despite inconsistencies and new challenges -- give form to that sense of reciprocal recognition and communal belonging that makes us feel like a 'society,' a house that is 'open' and welcoming to all."

The Italian bishops thus join a host of other Catholic leaders who have spoken out against Amnesty International's policy decision, including Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and bishops from England, Scotland, Australia and the United States.