Aug 20, 2007 - 11:11 am .- The Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, served as an occasion to remind Catholics in northern China of Pope Benedict’s call for unity among all Chinese Catholics.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:56 am .- A documentary, broadcast on British television ITV on Sunday, seeks to portray Jesus as Muslims view him. The one-hour program, called The Muslim Jesus, explains how Muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet rather than the Son of God.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:53 am .- Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo and president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela said this week that the Church wishes to learn more details about President Chavez’s proposed constitutional changes.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:52 am .- Secretary General of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe (CCEE), Bishop Aldo Giordano, said this week that, “only those persons who know and live Christianity can contribute to ecumenism” and that "the first big obstacle" to achieving this "is the ignorance of Christianity or the superficiality of Christian life".
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:43 am .- Diverse dioceses of Latin America and Spain have expressed their solidarity and closeness to the Peruvian bishops and have initiated campaigns to help the more than 80,000 persons affected by the devastating August 15 earthquake, which shook the Peruvian coastal region of Ica.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:40 am .- EWTN’s Spanish-language channel is now available in key Mexican cities such as Acapulco, Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, Mexicali, Juarez and many others, thanks to an agreement with Cablemas.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The Institute for Family Policy said this week that abortion has reached such massive levels in Spain that it has become a true epidemic in the country.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The Vatican on Friday denied BBC reports that it tampered with the Wikipedia online encyclopedia entry for Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.
Amnesty affirms pro-abortion policy; bishop withdraws from group and calls for end of Catholic supportAug 20, 2007 - 10:15 am .- Amnesty International affirmed its policy decision on Friday to become a pro-abortion organization and focus some of its efforts on creating universal access to abortion under select circumstances. The radical change has caused Bishop Michael Evans of the Diocese of East Anglia, England to withdraw his 31-year membership from the organization. The decision marks a significant shift for the 46-year-old organization that was founded by a Catholic layman, Peter Benenson, and has been neutral on the issue of abortion.
Aug 20, 2007 - 10:00 am .- The Australian Catholic priest, Monsignor Geoff Baron, who was caught on video insulting and verbally abusing a group of skateboarders, has resigned from his post as the Dean of Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral.