Mar 7, 2007 - 01:53 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Spain has weighed in again on the controversial request of a Spanish woman who is seeking euthanasia, saying relativism and breakdown of morals are underlying her case.
Mar 7, 2007 - 01:38 pm .- The Institute for Family Policy in Spain unveiled a report today entitled “Assistance for Children in Spain,” which indicates a lack of interest in supporting families on the part of the government of President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The report also confirms that of the 25 countries that make up the European Union, Spain provides the least amount of assistance to the family.
Mar 7, 2007 - 01:34 pm .- The Van Thuan Observatory for the Social Doctrine of the Church has called a manifesto on the definition of Europe, produced by the organization Christians For Europe Initiative, “completely inadequate in its contents and in its general cultural premises.”
Mar 7, 2007 - 01:28 pm .- During the 7th Meeting of the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Southern Europe, the Catholic bishops of that region said the Catholic party in a mixed marriage must have the “determination to not abandon the faith and to do everything in his or her power to baptize and raise his or her children in the Catholic faith.”
Mar 7, 2007 - 01:02 pm .- Cardinal Miloslav Vlk is defending the Church’s ownership of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague after the Supreme Court nullified a verdict it issued in the fall, under which the cathedral came under the jurisdiction of Church authorities, and returned the case to a lower level court.
Mar 7, 2007 - 01:01 pm .- According to a recent press release, the Franciscan University of Steubenville is offering another series of exciting and spiritually refreshing Catholic conferences this summer.
Mar 7, 2007 - 12:59 pm .- A 48-year-old man allegedly sought out the pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Church and beat him with a cane, just 11 days after being released from prison for setting fire to the church.
Mar 7, 2007 - 12:36 pm .- After months of anticipation, the Italian Bishops Conference has a new leader. 64 year-old Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco has been appointed the new president of the CEI, replacing Cardinal Camillo Ruini.
Mar 7, 2007 - 10:59 am .- During today's general audience Benedict XVI continued with his series of catecheses on the origins of the Church, focusing on the Apostolic Fathers. The audience was held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 16,000 people. The Pope turned his attention to the figure of St. Clement, the third successor of St. Peter after Sts. Linus and Anacletus, who reigned in the late first century. Clement, as Bishop St. Irenaeus of Lyon writes, had known the Apostles personally and "still had their preaching in his ears and their tradition before his eyes."