Apr 10, 2008 - 09:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate his 81st birthday next Wednesday during his trip to the United States. That day, a group of children from a Catholic school will sing “Happy Birthday” to him, 630 WMAL reports.
Apr 10, 2008 - 06:01 pm .- One hundred and seventy five children chosen from a group of 400 will be part of a special choir that will sing at the papal Mass with Benedict XVI on April 17 at National Stadium. The children met last weekend to rehearse at Holy Family Church in Maryland.
Apr 10, 2008 - 02:44 pm .- Bishop Corrado Pizziolo of Vittorio Veneto celebrated the funeral Mass on Wednesday for Paola Bredda, a courageous 38 year-old mother who refused to undergo cancer treatments in order to save her unborn child.
Apr 10, 2008 - 12:02 pm .- With its debut in Mexico one month away, Nelson Publishers has announced it will publish a novel based on the original screenplay of the movie “Bella,” which won over audiences in the U.S. with its strong pro-life and pro-family message.
Apr 10, 2008 - 10:11 am .- The pseudo-Catholic organization Catholics for a Free Choice, together with other feminist groups, has asked the European Parliament to “encourage” Latin American countries to legalize abortion.
Apr 10, 2008 - 09:34 am .- Today Pope Benedict appointed Father Anthony B. Taylor as the seventh bishop of Little Rock. Bishop-elect Taylor is currently a priest in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and will replace Bishop J. Peter Sartain who was appointed to the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois in 2006.
Apr 10, 2008 - 09:19 am .- The third consecutive auxiliary bishop from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been appointed to be bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines. Bishop Richard E. Pates has been named the ninth bishop of Des Moines, Iowa.
Apr 10, 2008 - 08:39 am .- The Holy Father has appointed William J. Justice, who is a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as an auxiliary bishop for Archbishop George Niederauer.
Apr 10, 2008 - 08:31 am .- This morning the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict has appointed Msgr. James D. Conley of Wichita, Kansas as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver. During a press conference in Denver today, Bishop-elect Conley spoke of how much he looks forward to serving in Denver and of his admiration for Archbishop Chaput, calling him a “big hero of mine over the years.”
Apr 10, 2008 - 08:22 am .- At 5 a.m. Central Time this morning, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict has named Fr. Oscar Cantú as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, making him the youngest bishop in the United States and ninth youngest in the world.
Apr 10, 2008 - 07:36 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named five new bishops for the United States, the largest number of prelates named in a single instance by a Pope during the last 10 years. The new bishops are Bishop Richard Edmund Pates of Des Moines, Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor of Little Rock, Auxiliary Bishop James Douglas Conley of Denver, Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio and Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice of San Francisco.
Apr 10, 2008 - 05:33 am .- A Navy SEAL and devoted Catholic who died after jumping on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers’ lives was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on Tuesday.
Apr 10, 2008 - 02:28 am .- An advertisement encouraging people to use the Washington, D.C. Metro to travel to the Papal Mass at Nationals Park was removed from YouTube after Catholic leaders raised concerns about its use of a Pope Benedict bobblehead doll, the Washington Post reports.
Apr 10, 2008 - 01:03 am .- A Christian group in the United Kingdom is suing Google, claiming the dominant search engine company engaged in religious discrimination by refusing to take its pro-life advertisements, the Daily Mail reports.