Feb 6, 2008 - 08:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver is speaking out even more forcefully against House Bill 1080. In a submission to the journal “First Things,” he critiques the legislation for unreasonably assuming that “religious organizations will compromise the public good if they remain true to their religious identity while serving the poor with public funds.”
Feb 6, 2008 - 07:31 pm .- Bishop Eduardo Carmona Ortega of Puerto Escondido in southern Mexico has called on his people to make a “pledge of love for Mexico and therefore a pledge for peace, for justice and the law,” in order to “eradicate violence in Oaxaca”.
Feb 6, 2008 - 06:32 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, told three thousand young people gathered at the Seminary of Tlalpan that believers will always be misunderstood “because the Gospel is always uncomfortable.”
Feb 6, 2008 - 06:12 pm .- “Pro-life advocates in 59 cities across 31 states are preparing to launch the next wave of a unique nationwide pro-life campaign, 40 Days for Life," said David Bereit, national campaign director for 40 Days for Life. "From February 6 until March 14, people across America will join together for 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, 40 days of constant, peaceful vigil outside abortion facilities and Planned Parenthood offices and 40 days of intensive pro-life community outreach."
Feb 6, 2008 - 05:23 pm .- Despite his pro-life stand, Senator John McCain is now the favored candidate of the Republicans for Choice Action Committee following Rudy Giuliani’s exit from the presidential race, Cybercast News Service reports.
Feb 6, 2008 - 04:36 pm .- The prefect for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Cardinal Franc Rode, said this week that religious brothers and sisters are called to “bear witness to man’s eternal destiny.”
Feb 6, 2008 - 03:22 pm .- The secretary of Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE), Jose Blanco, said this week the bishops’ voting guide encouraging Catholics not to vote for policies that go against Church teachings will not go unanswered after the general elections to be held on March 9.
Feb 6, 2008 - 11:33 am .- Pope Benedict marked the beginning of the Lenten season today by speaking about Ash Wednesday and calling Catholics “to return to God… to discover authentic freedom and joy.”
Feb 6, 2008 - 11:28 am .- Late this morning, Benedict XVI received Danilo Turk, the president of the Republic of Slovenia in an audience. The two leaders discussed the role of Slovenia in Europe and the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Slovenian government.
Feb 6, 2008 - 11:06 am .- As the African nation of Chad suffers under the scourge of violence, Pope Benedict XVI has launched a “heartfelt appeal for people to lay down their arms and follow the path of dialogue and reconciliation.”
Feb 6, 2008 - 10:16 am .- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano is reporting that 67 professors from La Sapienza University in Rome who wrote a letter opposing a visit by Pope Benedict XVI based their opposition on a quote taken out of context from Wikipedia.org.
Feb 6, 2008 - 08:16 am .- Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, recently called for prayer and solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe on a pastoral visit to the African country.
Feb 6, 2008 - 05:25 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that it is offering Catholics a variety of resources for Lenten reflection and spiritual growth.
Feb 6, 2008 - 03:49 am .- A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of a public school curriculum promoting homosexuality, bisexuality, anal intercourse, and transvestitism to 8th and 10th grade students. The curriculum also teaches how to use condoms during unnatural sex acts and instructs students that homosexuality is innate.
Feb 6, 2008 - 01:06 am .- The statue of an angel that was stolen from a Catholic cemetery in Detroit, Michigan has been found.