May 14, 2008 - 09:23 pm .- A Colorado constitutional amendment that would define personhood as “any human being from the moment of fertilization” has collected enough signatures to be placed on the ballot for the November election.
May 14, 2008 - 07:48 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina said this week the Catholic Church is not opposed to sex-ed in schools but rather, asks officials to propose programs based on “education in love, chastity, marriage and the family.”
May 14, 2008 - 05:20 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has decreed an indulgence for Catholics in Hong Kong who join a novena to Our Lady, Help of Christians asking for special prayers for the Church in China.
May 14, 2008 - 03:20 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona (Spain) has written a pastoral letter in which he points out that the Spanish bishops agree on the need to update the country’s law on religious freedom, but they fear a reform would be an excuse to impose fanatical secularism that would expel all religion from the public square.
May 14, 2008 - 02:55 pm .- Luis Mauricio Saldaña Ayala, executive secretary of the Mexican Bishops’ Committee on the Laity, announced this week that all dioceses in the country would be promoting a nation-wide pro-life protest on May 25.
May 14, 2008 - 01:37 pm .- Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, a native a Benin and one of the most beloved collaborators of Pope John Paul II, died Tuesday in Paris at the age of 86.
May 14, 2008 - 12:50 pm .- Catholics can now pray the Rosary with Pope Benedict XVI thanks to Vatican Radio, which has released a 4-CD set with all twenty mysteries.
May 14, 2008 - 10:18 am .- Pope Benedict dedicated his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square to the teachings of the figure Pseudo-Dionysius, the Aeropagite, who is “a greater mediator in the modern dialogue between Christianity and the mystical theologies of Asia.”
May 14, 2008 - 09:57 am .- Pope Benedict made an appeal on Wednesday for the victims of the devastating earthquake which hit a number of provinces in China on Monday. The Holy Father said his thoughts were with all those affected by the disaster that has caused grave loss of human life, left many displaced and caused incalculable damage.
May 14, 2008 - 05:49 am .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is suing Facebook because of an archdiocesan school administrator’s allegation that his identity has been stolen on the popular social networking site.
May 14, 2008 - 04:05 am .- The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement responding to a controversial retired bishop for his new book that doubts Catholic teachings.
May 14, 2008 - 01:08 am .- Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota has withdrawn an invitation to a commencement speaker because of her views on legalized abortion.