Nov 23, 2007 - 12:18 pm .- Today the Pope discussed how to deal with the requests of increasing numbers of Episcopalians and Anglicans who want to join the Roman Catholic Church.
Nov 23, 2007 - 11:51 am .- The Holy See announced the fundamental aspects of the Ordinary Public Consistory which will be held this Saturday morning in St. Peter’s Square for the creation of 23 new cardinals.
Nov 23, 2007 - 11:09 am .- Today the Press Office of the Holy See announced that “Spe Salvi” (Saved by Hope), the new encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI, will be presented on Friday, November 30th. The presentation of the document, the second of his pontificate after “Deus Caritas Est”, will be overseen by Cardinal Georges Marie Martin Cottier O.P., pro-theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household, and by Cardinal Albert Vanhoye S.J., professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
Nov 23, 2007 - 11:08 am .- The Catholic Bishop of Arabia has published an article examining the call to dialogue made by 138 Muslim scholars in an open letter to Christian leaders worldwide.
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:59 am .- A reform of marriage laws and better marital counseling programs have been proposed as ways to lower the divorce rate and improve the quality of marriages.
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:45 am .- After using exaggerated statistics not in accord with reality, the United Nations Program for the fight against AIDS (UNAIDS) has finally admitted to having distorting and inflating data. According to a report on LifeSiteNews.com, this strategy was seen to “benefit the massive AIDS industry's constant demands for large funds. Last Tuesday, UNAIDS presented its annual report, in which it “admitted the world body has sharply reduced its estimates of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic because of strong evidence from AIDS scientists that the agency's methods for measuring and predicting the course of the epidemic were flawed.”
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:40 am .- On November 27, the Angelicum Pontifical University of Rome will present a new edition of the encyclical against modernism by Pope St. Pius X, “Pascendi Dominici Gregis,” during an event promoted by the International Society of Thomas Aquinas.
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:33 am .- The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Msgr. Ignacio Carrasco, described as “very positive and important” the discovery of a new technique for obtaining stem cells that does not involve the destruction of a human embryo.
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:17 am .- As a December 2 referendum on constitutional reform that the bishops of Venezuela have called “morally unacceptable” draws near, seminarians have sent a letter to the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference expressing their fidelity “in this decisive moment in the history of the country.”
Nov 23, 2007 - 10:14 am .- A priest will soon be ordained to the episcopacy in China's state-recognized church with the approval of the Pope.
Nov 23, 2007 - 09:57 am .- A Vatican official has criticized some bishops' actions as prejudiced and proud for obstructing Pope Benedict XVI's recent reform liberalizing the use of the Tridentine Mass.