Jul 30, 2008 - 10:45 pm .- In hopes of combating “ignorance” about the Catholic Church’s response to AIDS, the Catholic charity Caritas Internationalis will take part in the 27th International AIDS Conference to be held this August in Mexico City. At the conference the charity will join 25,000 participants who include internationally-known experts and decision makers.
Jul 30, 2008 - 08:10 pm .- The Anglican Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Holy See, the Very Reverend David Richardson, has commented on Catholic pleas for unity within the Anglican Communion, saying such actions are a positive reminder of God’s desire for the unity of the church.
Jul 30, 2008 - 05:46 pm .- Catholic Cardinal Walter Kasper on Wednesday afternoon touched on two of the hot button issues rankling the Anglican Communion of late–women’s ordination and sexuality. Due to recent developments, he stated, “dialogue has taken a step backwards” between the two Churches.
Jul 30, 2008 - 04:39 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI, who is on vacation in the city of Bressanone in northern Italy, spiritually joined in the traditional recitation of the Rosary that takes place in the Vatican Gardens each year on the feast of St. Martha.
Jul 30, 2008 - 01:52 pm .- The Holy See has confirmed through the Apostolic Nunciature in Paraguay the loss of the clerical state of former bishop and President-elect Fernando Lugo.
Jul 30, 2008 - 12:16 pm .- Senator John McCain is paying his second visit to Colorado in less than a week and on this trip he is taking time to meet privately with Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver.
Jul 30, 2008 - 11:28 am .- During the second day of his vacation at the historic Seminary of Bressanone in northern Italy, Pope Benedict XVI spent his time resting and studying at the famous seminary library.
Jul 30, 2008 - 10:10 am .- The body of the Brazilian ballooning priest, Fr. Adelir Antonio de Carli, has been discovered off the coast of Brazil local authorities confirmed.
Jul 30, 2008 - 05:24 am .- An exchange of letters between Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop John Hepworth, Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion shows warming relations between the two Churches as they begin to consider proposals for corporate reunion.
Jul 30, 2008 - 03:18 am .- In hopes of preventing a total schism in the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has proposed a new group with the power to punish Anglican churches that break rules on ordaining homosexual clergy and blessing same-sex “marriages.” The group, called the Pastoral Forum, will also have the power to discipline traditionalist churches that cross provincial borders to ordain bishops in other provinces.
Jul 30, 2008 - 01:57 am .- Filipino Catholic groups have rebuked the coalition of dissenting Catholics who published an open letter asking Pope Benedict XVI to change Catholic teaching on birth control in an American and an Italian newspaper.
Jul 30, 2008 - 12:26 am .- The Culture of Life Foundation has begun an expansion of its pro-life educational mission, now targeting the average layman and the common voter in addition to its outreach to academics and policymakers. As part of its new efforts, the foundation has launched a new “e-briefs” program to inform people about life issues in accessible language.