Sep 29, 2008 - 11:13 pm .- Archbishop of San Antonio José Gomez, who is also the founder of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL), has written a letter to CALL members announcing the launch of a non-partisan educational service discussing how to apply Catholic moral principles to political life.
Sep 29, 2008 - 10:10 pm .- The Bishop of Calgary and the Minister of Health in the Canadian province of Alberta have traded criticisms over the local Catholic school district’s refusal to participate in a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program. Bishop Fred Henry charged Alberta Health Minister Ron Liepert with “ranting and raving,” while Liepert claimed the district’s position itself was irresponsible.
Sep 29, 2008 - 08:13 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Uruguay, Bishop Carlos Maria Collazi, told Pope Benedict XVI at their recent ‘ad limina’ visit that the bishops of the country are committed to promoting Christ among the faithful in order to respond to the challenges facing the Church.
Sep 29, 2008 - 06:47 pm .- The civil rights watchdog website in Spain, Hazteoir.org, reported this week that French health care officials are recommending that women who obtained abortions from Spanish doctor Carlos Morin undergo HIV tests to ensure they were not infected during the procedure.
Sep 29, 2008 - 05:05 pm .- Bishop Jin Lu Xian of Shanghai in China is encouraging Catholics to imitate the missionary fervor of St. Paul in response to the challenges that the Church is facing in its daily life.
Sep 29, 2008 - 01:54 pm .- The European Federation of Catholic Medical Associations issued a statement at the conclusion of its 11th annual congress expressing its firm commitment to the defense of life in response to the threats of abortion, euthanasia, genetic manipulation, the creation of human embryos, and others.
Sep 29, 2008 - 11:35 am .- During his long tenure as director of the Papal Villas, Saverio Petrillo has seen details from the daily lives of the Pontiffs that up to now have been unknown. He tells the stories of the many children who were born in Pius XII’s room, the “escapes” by John XXIII to talk with local residents, John Paul II’s free time spent in the swimming pool, and Benedict XVI’s nights in front of the piano.
Sep 29, 2008 - 10:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will complete his stay at the papal summer residence tomorrow, and as final preparations are being made for his return to Rome, he addressed the local bishop, religious, local civil authorities and security personnel on the topic of angels.
Sep 29, 2008 - 10:01 am .- Following the praying of the Angelus on Sunday, Benedict XVI reflected on the events of the summer months and expressed joy at the beatification of the confessor of St. Faustina Kowalska.