Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, Texas. Coadjutor Archbishop Daniel DiNardo has been named the new archbishop.
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life and Concerned Women for America (CWA) applaud the unanimous Supreme Court decision that peaceful demonstrations outside abortion clinics could not be deemed extortion.
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Abortion dominated a discussion Feb. 27 at Boston College among prominent Catholic pundits and journalists. Nearly 6,000 people attended the 90-minute talk, entitled "Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy."
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a “per se” requirement Feb. 24 that all abortion statutes must contain an exception to protect the health or life of the mother in order to be constitutional.
Catholics should be proud of their faith and willing to share it, says newly appointed Cardinal Archbishop Ricard of Bordeaux.Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview granted to Catholic News Agency, Archbishop Ricard from Bordeaux, one of the 15 new Cardinals appointed by pope Benedict shared with us what he thinks are the main challenges of the Church in a secularized society and the challenge posed by Islam to the Christians in Europe.
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a telegram to the participants of a Vatican conference on micro-credit organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Pope Benedict XVI offered encouragement in making efforts toward "the promotion of a culture of solidarity inspired by evangelical values."
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An outreach ministry to juvenile delinquents and drug addicts is making news in Cali, Colombia, where it is offering food, medicine, housing and personal assistance to troubled youth.
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Since its publication one month ago, more than 515,000 copies of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical “Deus Caritas est” have been distributed in Spain. Publishers have announced they will be printing a new edition in order to meet the demand.
Italian intellectuals: moral and spiritual crisis prevents Europe from reacting to Islamic terrorismMar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A significant number of Italian lawmakers, politicians and intellectuals, led by the president of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera and including such individuals as Italy’s Culture Minister, Rocco Buttiglione, has presented a manifesto in which they attribute the confusion and fear in Europe over Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism to “a moral and spiritual crisis” that prevents the continent from finding “the courage to react.”
Pope calls Lent ‘favorable moment to convert to love’, to look with compassion on our brothers and sistersMar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI devoted much of today’s weekly audience to the season of Lent which begins today, recalling the Biblical symbolism of the season, and calling on faithful to use the 40 days to convert their own hearts to greater love.”
Mar 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intention for the month of March will focus on young people, particularly those searching for their own true sense of life.