Nov 5, 2007 - 10:36 pm .- The sub-director of the international office of Fundacion Vida, Guillermo de Navascues, denounced the Health Secretary of Mexico City, Manuel Mondragon y Kalb, for falsifying data provided by pro-abortion organizations in order to convince the Legislative Assembly that abortion was necessary to diminish maternal mortality.
Nov 5, 2007 - 02:47 pm .- Colombian exorcist Father Jaime Velez Correa said this week the country with the most Satanism “is the United States, the second in the world is Italy and the third is Colombia,” where the current “obsession with violence” has led to an increase in Satanic cults and rites.
Nov 5, 2007 - 02:28 pm .- A bill that would have established norms for euthanasia died in the Colombian Senate this week as sponsors of the measure said they lacked the votes to ensure passage.
Nov 5, 2007 - 02:00 pm .- Students of the Augustine Institute not only gain knowledge of the Catholic faith, but they also learn how to effectively communicate the Gospel message in an increasingly secular society.
Nov 5, 2007 - 12:18 pm .- Don Oreste Benzi, the president and founder of the Community of Pope John XXIII, died of a heart attack last night at his home in Rimini, Italy. Father Benzi was known for his work in helping people overcome the chains of prostitution and drug addiction.
Nov 5, 2007 - 12:11 pm .- The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute reports more statistical distortions in activist literature favoring the legalization of abortion.
Nov 5, 2007 - 12:06 pm .- Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams arrived in the Philippines Thursday and assured the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines that he would do "anything for the good of the country," GMANews.tv reports.
Nov 5, 2007 - 11:56 am .- The controversial Historic Memory Law which was approved by the Spanish Congress this week will require all monuments, names and public places established after the country’s Civil War to be removed, with the exception of artistic and religious symbols of the Church.
Nov 5, 2007 - 11:23 am .- A massive Catholic event is scheduled to take place in Quebec City in June 2008. Canada's first Eucharistic Congress since 1910 is expected to draw over 100,000 people and their numbers could include Pope Benedict XVI, reports the CanWest News Service. Local Catholics hopes it will revivify Christian life in the area."This will certainly be the culmination of our efforts to re-evangelize Quebec," said Cardinal Marc Oullet, the archbishop of Quebec. "We have been preparing for this for years. There is a need in Quebec to reconnect with our Christian roots and to revive the Catholic identity," he continued.
Nov 5, 2007 - 11:23 am .- Chaldean Catholic Bishop Mer Patros said this week a possible incursion into the northern Iraq by Turkish forces in to order to combat Kurdish militias would affect Iraqi Christians the most.
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:55 am .- Today the Pope received members of the New Families Movement, established forty years ago, who were participating in a gathering focused on "A House Built upon Rock: The Lived Gospel, an Answer to the Problems of Today's Family".
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:38 am .- A developing zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol could affect busy priests in Ireland, the Irish Times reports.
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:36 am .- A bankruptcy case filed by the Catholic Diocese of San Diego has been dismissed by a federal judge, the Associated Press reports.
Nov 5, 2007 - 10:30 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council on Inter-religious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, has written a message to Hindus entitled, "Christians and Hindus: Determined to Walk the Path of Dialogue". The message is in regards to the Hindu celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights which falls on November 9th this year.
Nov 5, 2007 - 09:28 am .- In keeping with longstanding papal tradition, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass today for the souls of the cardinals and bishops who died this past year. Recalling how their lives were all marked by a deep friendship with Jesus, Benedict said that this friendship, coupled with Jesus’ death and resurrection, makes it so that “not even death can render a believer’s hope worthless”.The Holy Father began his homily by naming the cardinals who had died in the past twelve months: Salvatore Pappalardo, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi Bamungwabi, Antonio María Javierre, Angelo Felici, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Edouard Gagnon, Adam Kozlowiecki and Rosalio José Castillo Lara.