Apr 8, 2008 - 10:06 pm .- Catholics who seek to recover government-confiscated land continued their demonstrations after the expiration of a Monday deadline set by a government ultimatum that threatened “extreme action” and demanded that the protests cease.
Apr 8, 2008 - 07:09 pm .- In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, attorney Carmen Dominguez said the decision of the Chilean Constitutional Court to declare the distribution of the morning after pill unconstitutional is a logical application of existing law, which protects the life of the unborn.
Apr 8, 2008 - 05:10 pm .- On April 1, the Pontifical Lateran University presented the book, “Capuozzo, Indulge this Child: The Life of Giovanni Palatucci,” published by Saint Paul Editions. The new book tells the life of the heroic Italian police officer who saved five thousand Jews during World War II.
Apr 8, 2008 - 02:58 pm .- The Apostolic Nuncio to Spain, Archbishop Manuel Monteiro de Castro, compared euthanasia with Hitler’s racial purging and said both situations are “the consequence of a society without God.”
Apr 8, 2008 - 01:41 pm .- A survey by the Data Folha firm has revealed that 7 out 10 Brazilians want abortion to be illegal in the country despite an intense campaign by pro-abortion organizations to get it legalized.
Apr 8, 2008 - 12:57 pm .- A group of 13 Salvadorans and one Guatemalan are working full time to put to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. in shape for Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with the U.S. bishops on April 16, the second day of his upcoming visit.
Apr 8, 2008 - 10:46 am .- Yesterday afternoon, the Holy Father presided over the Mass for the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Sant'Egidio Community, a lay apostolate founded in Rome. In his homily to the group, Benedict XVI encouraged them to have the courage and perseverance of martyrs while proclaiming the Gospel.
Apr 8, 2008 - 10:16 am .- Pope Benedict XVI is just days away from arriving in the U.S. for his first visit. In anticipation of his arrival he released a video message today saying he is coming to share the message of hope in Christ with all those living in the U.S.
Apr 8, 2008 - 06:25 am .- During his April visit to New York City, Pope Benedict XVI will be the recipient of a unique gift—a papal themed skateboard. The unusual gift will be presented to the Pope when he meets with the youth in Yonkers, and is the fruit of a skateboard design contest for local youth.
Apr 8, 2008 - 04:38 am .- The Kansas Senate on Thursday passed and sent to the governor a bill that would strengthen abortion reporting requirements, The Witchita Eagle reports.
Apr 8, 2008 - 02:07 am .- Efforts to encourage vocations that now include marketing campaigns featuring polished, modern posters of seminarians are seeing success, the Kansas City Star reports.