Jan 25, 2008 - 08:55 pm .- Bishop Ruben Oscar Frassia of Avellaneda Lanus, Argentina said this week that mere attendance at Sunday Mass is not enough to be a good Christian in today’s world.
Jan 25, 2008 - 06:41 pm .- The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Cristoph Schönborn, gave a DVD to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday containing a summary by Austrian National Radio of his visit to Austria last September and recalling the years the cardinal spent as a student of then Professor Ratzinger.
Jan 25, 2008 - 04:20 pm .- Police in the Argentinean city of Catamarca detained a suspect Wednesday who they believed may have stolen the incorrupt heart of Friar Mamerto Esquiu from an urn kept at the Convent of St. Francis in that city.
Jan 25, 2008 - 01:35 pm .- At his first official meeting with the press, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas S.J., the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus, strongly denied any contradiction between the Jesuits and the Vatican.
Jan 25, 2008 - 12:48 pm .- Thousands of Catholics gathered in the streets of Hanoi to show their opposition to the government’s refusal to hand over buildings that originally belonged to the Catholic Church of Vietnam. In protests today, some 2,000 Catholics marched from St. Joseph’s Cathedral to the building that was once the Vatican embassy.
Jan 25, 2008 - 10:52 am .- Around noon today, Pope Benedict spoke to the participants of a conference being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Code of Canon Law, telling them that they must show people that the Church’s law “makes us free to follow Jesus.”
Jan 25, 2008 - 10:45 am .- Benedict XVI welcomed members of the World Council of Churches and a delegation of Catholics at the Vatican today, thanking them for their work towards achieving Christian unity.
Jan 25, 2008 - 08:31 am .- Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was scheduled to start a mediation mission in Kenya, even as violence flared once more, Vatican Radio reports.
Jan 25, 2008 - 06:09 am .- On Thursday January 31, at the Holy See’s press office, the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, will announce the details of the first World Apostolic Congress on Divine Mercy, which will coincide with the anniversary of the death of the Servant of God, Pope John Paul II.
Jan 25, 2008 - 04:23 am .- The Wisconsin State Assembly has passed legislation mandating that all Wisconsin hospitals, including religiously-affiliated hospitals, must inform any self-described victim of sexual assault of “emergency contraception” and must provide it upon her request.
Jan 25, 2008 - 03:01 am .- The Vietnamese government continues to face petitions from Catholics over properties confiscated by the government after 1954, the Associated Press reports.