Feb 19, 2007 - 01:36 pm .- Cardinal George Pell is calling for caution regarding exaggerated claims of severe global warming and says he’s “deeply skeptical about man-made catastrophic global warming, but still open to further evidence.”
Feb 19, 2007 - 01:30 pm .- Catholics must reclaim Sunday as a holy day, dedicated to the Lord and to family, said Bishop Robert Baker of Charleston in a Feb. 9 letter to pastors.
Feb 19, 2007 - 01:05 pm .- The Church in Africa reflected on its last 50 years and pondered where it is headed at a three-day international conference last week.
Feb 19, 2007 - 12:24 pm .- In a statement issued at the conclusion of their Ordinary Assembly, which took place January 26-28, the National Council of Laity of Venezuela (NCLV) said the country’s government should avoid “both savage capitalism and Marxist-Leninist ideology, in order to guarantee respect for the dignity and freedom of the human person.”
Feb 19, 2007 - 12:16 pm .- On Saturday Pope Benedict XVI met with the Apostolic Nuncios of Latin America at the conclusion of the preparatory meeting for the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), reminding them that the true identity of the Latin American countries was created by the encounter between their cultures and the Christian faith.
Feb 19, 2007 - 11:29 am .- During a day of study and reflection for the priests in his archdiocese, Cardinal Antonio Rouco of Madrid offered his analysis of the current status of marriage and the family in Spain and the whole of Europe. The Cardinal told his priests that relativism, agnosticism, and “laicism” have led to “the biggest crisis in the entire history of Europe” regarding the concept of man and of marriage and the family.
Feb 19, 2007 - 11:28 am .- In a press conference on the results of the February 11th referendum on abortion in Portugal, the President of the Portuguese Federation for Life (PFL), Isilda Pegado, has denounced what she called the lies of the ruling Socialist party, saying the government has deceived voters on the issue.
Feb 19, 2007 - 11:18 am .- A former archbishop of the Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC), Randolph Sly, has been received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, along with his wife, Sandra.