New Arizona Pro-Life Law, American Bishop to Australia, Indian Bishop Venerable

Catholic.net News Report: April 5, 2011.
by Rosalia Tenorio | Source: Catholic.net

New Arizona Law Mandates Ultrasounds before Abortion

PHOENIX—Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law legislation that requires abortion providers to offer women the opportunity for an ultrasound exam at least one hour prior to obtaining an abortion. Women can refuse the ultrasound.

The new law also prohibits the practice of "telemedicine," video conferences in which a physician prescribes chemical abortion.

A Woman's Concern Pregnancy Health Services reported that 77% of women receiving an ultrasound decided to keep the baby. Similar results are being reported from other pregnancy centers throughout the country, which is why pro-abortionists oppose ultrasounds, since abortion is the main source of income for their so-called pro-choice agencies.


American Bishop Appointed to Australian Diocese 

PERTH— Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop-designate William J. Wright, 58, as the new bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Australia.

He succeeds Bishop Michael J. Malone, 71, who requested early retirement in 2009, after dealing with the church's sexual abuse scandal.

Bishop-designate Wright will be ordained at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newcastle.


Indian Bishop Declared Venerable

COCHIN—The Holy Father has declared Venerable Bishop Thomas Kurialassery, founder of the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Born on January 14, 1873, Bishop Kurialassery was ordained a priest at the age of 26, and at the age of 38, he was consecrated bishop of Syro-Malabar, India. 

The prelate’s spirituality is centered on the devotion to the Holy Eucharist. He founded the Adoration congregation in 1908 and died in Rome at the age of 52. 

His body was brought back to Changanacherry in 1935 and buried at the St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral Church.



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