'Christianophobia' Rampant

09/22/2008 Comment

Indian schoolgirls protest anti-Christian violence. (CNS/Reuters)

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera warns in today’s edition that hatred of Christianity has become global and constitutes a contemporary equivalent to anti-Semitism.

The Corriere della Sera article reported on the alarm sounded Sunday by Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference.

In an editorial, Avvenire called on the European Union to apply “the right of humanitarian intervention” against “Christianophobia” to defend Christians in areas where they are being persecuted, such as in the Indian state of Orissa.

Avvenire praised the example given by the United States in drawing attention to violations of religious freedom. Said the newspaper, “The U.S....READ MORE

Filed under india, persecution

NYT: Abortion Hurting Dems

09/22/2008 Comment

Since their defeat in the 2004 presidential campaign, the Democratic Party has sought to shift Catholic attention away from the party’s pro-abortion position.

But The New York Times says the issue is damaging Democrats again in 2008.

In a Sept. 16 article, the Times reported that recent comments about abortion by Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden and by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have caused some Catholic voters in the key swing state of Pennsylvania to shift support to Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

But while the Times article acknowledges abortion is hurting the Democrats with Catholics, it misrepresents the teaching of the U.S. bishops regarding how...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, politics

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