Jun 5, 2008 - 08:13 pm .- Police in the Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh have begun using street and motorcycle gangs to threaten and attack Catholic protesters who are seeking the return of lands confiscated by government authorities in the 1950s.
Jun 5, 2008 - 06:16 pm .- A group of British and American diplomats traveling to a meeting with the Zimbabwe opposition was stopped at a roadblock and attacked by both police and President Robert Mugabe’s “war veterans” in Zimbabwe on Thursday. The diplomats were held at gunpoint for several hours after the incident, which has provoked international outcry.
Jun 5, 2008 - 05:32 pm .- A gold embroidered tunic used to decorate a statue of the Divine Child Jesus has been stolen from the Basilica of St. Teresa in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. Msgr. Adan Ramirez, who is rector at the Basilica, said the incident proves “there are no values or respect for God.”
Jun 5, 2008 - 04:50 pm .- The bishops of the dioceses of Galicia in northern Spain are defending the rights of parents to “determine the moral education of their children” and are calling for the implementation of the school course Education for Citizenship to be stopped.
Jun 5, 2008 - 03:55 pm .- A British civil servant has requested permission from a London labor court to be exempted from celebrating gay “marriages” based on conscientious objection.
Jun 5, 2008 - 01:36 pm .- The president of Worldwide Action of Parliamentarians and Leaders for Life and the Family, Senator Liliana Negre de Alonso, warned this week the sex-ed program approved by the Federal Education Council of Argentina violates the fundamental rights of parents.
Jun 5, 2008 - 10:24 am .- The Vatican’s Press Office announced today that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone will visit Belarus from June 18 – 22.
Jun 5, 2008 - 10:00 am .- As Bishop Oscar Cantú prepared to become the youngest Catholic bishop in the United States and San Antonio’s newest auxiliary bishop, Archbishop José H. Gomez presided over a vespers prayer service June 1 at San Fernando Cathedral.
Jun 5, 2008 - 09:53 am .- The Diocese of Rome will be gathering for three days this coming week to focus on prayer, action and suffering as sources of hope in the light of the Resurrection. Pope Benedict will personally open the conference on Monday.
Jun 5, 2008 - 06:36 am .- The Australian government is considering overturning a 12-year-old policy prohibiting the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) from funding abortion advice, training and services in developing countries.
Jun 5, 2008 - 04:44 am .- Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, on Wednesday addressed an international gathering of youth at the opening of the Big Hope Conference at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool. ...
Jun 5, 2008 - 03:44 am .- Last month, Bishop Mar Bawai Soro and nearly 1,000 Assyrian Christian families were received into communion with the Chaldean Catholic Church in California. Bishop Bawai explained the process to CNA, and expressed his hope that other Assyrian churches will also consider uniting with the Catholic Church.
Jun 5, 2008 - 01:22 am .- The Province of Ontario has moved to take control of Toronto’s scandal-ridden Catholic District School Board, with the provincial Minister of Education saying she has “no confidence” in the board.