Feb 28, 2008 - 10:50 pm .- Following recent revelations that a Planned Parenthood youth site has been promoting pornography to teenagers, three House representatives have called for the termination of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, Cybercast News Service reports.
Feb 28, 2008 - 08:07 pm .- The Advocate, a student magazine at UCLA, has released phone recordings of Planned Parenthood fundraising staffers approving of a donor who claimed he wanted his money to help "lower the number of black people."
Feb 28, 2008 - 05:43 pm .- The Diocese of Girona in Spain, together with Caritas Girona, is calling on young people to “abstain” from sending text messages during Lent—which ends on March 20—as part of the Lenten campaign called “Disconnect to get connected.”
Feb 28, 2008 - 04:20 pm .- In statements to the Catholic News Agency, Auxiliary Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate of Caracas recounted how a group of young people led by a well-known Chavez activist, occupied the archdiocesan chancery on Wednesday in order to get the attention of the media and demand that the TV station Globovision be shut down.
Feb 28, 2008 - 03:10 pm .- The executive secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Cuba, Father Jose Feliz Perez, said the recently concluded visit by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone to Cuba has opened more room for the Church to carry out her mission.
Feb 28, 2008 - 02:08 pm .- The Apostolic Nuncio to the Holy Land, Archbishop Antonio Franco, reiterated his hope this week that Pope Benedict XVI would visit the region, but said the trip would only be possible if the difficulties being experienced by the Christian community are overcome and if progress is made on the Palestinian issue.
Feb 28, 2008 - 01:07 pm .- Little Rock, Arkansas is the latest diocese asking its members to halt their support for the Susan G. Komen Foundation due to a portion of their proceeds being given to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Feb 28, 2008 - 11:47 am .- Upon completing their “ad limina” visit, five of El Salvador’s bishops met with Pope Benedict XVI in a midday audience on Thursday. The Pontiff told the prelates that combating their country’s scourge of violence must be done at the material level and at the spiritual level, through “ambitious and audacious” evangelization.
Feb 28, 2008 - 11:03 am .- The Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI is about to finish his Encyclical on social issues.
Feb 28, 2008 - 08:52 am .- On March 3 at the University of San Pablo in Madrid, the director of the Italian daily Il Folglio, Guliano Ferrara, will unveil a plan to achieve an international moratorium on abortion, similar to the moratorium on the death penalty reached at the United Nations at the beginning of the year.
Feb 28, 2008 - 06:15 am .- On Wednesday a full transcript of Democrat presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama’s July 2007 speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in which he vigorously defended legalized abortion became available.
Feb 28, 2008 - 04:08 am .- During his July Australian visit for World Youth Day 2008, Pope Benedict XVI will stay in the residence of Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, The Age reports.
Feb 28, 2008 - 02:40 am .- This Friday a group of Catholics in Argentina will hold an act of reparation for the profanation of the Cathedral of Buenos Aires carried out by the Mothers of the May Square--an association of women whose sons and daughters went missing during the military dictatorship of 1976-1983—and a group of vandals.
Feb 28, 2008 - 01:50 am .- The two archdioceses hosting public papal Masses during Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming U.S. visit have received more than 200,000 ticket requests from Catholics around the nation, USA Today reports.