Oct 20, 2008 - 11:39 pm .- Manfred Lutz, a psychiatrist with the Congregation for the Clergy, has responded in an extensive article to those who consider celibacy not to be "natural" and explained that the discipline is not only necessary for priests and religious to fully live out their vocations, but that it is also a "provocation" to a superficial world that does not believe in life after death.
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:19 pm .- The Catholic League’s president Bill Donohue has come out swinging at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United for having ties to the left-wing financier George Soros.
Oct 20, 2008 - 08:22 pm .- The president of the Bishops' Conference of Costa Rica, Archbishop Hugo Barrantes of San Jose, exhorted Catholic lawmakers to reject measures currently under consideration in the National Assembly that attack the family and human life.
Oct 20, 2008 - 06:19 pm .- The Bishops' Conference of Venezuela has expressed concern over the "growing" insecurity, scorn for life, and violence that exists in the country, and has demanded that the government guarantee fundamental rights and transparent regional elections in November.
Oct 20, 2008 - 04:55 pm .- Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr., the founder of Blackgenocide.org and a leader in the pro-life movement, recently praised pro-lifers as the successors to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr. During his keynote address at a pro-life event in northern Indiana, the black pastor also took a swipe at Barack Obama for his stance on abortion.
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:37 pm .- The Defense of Life Movement in Brazil has denounced group of priests who have met with leaders of the Worker's Party to support the candidacy of Marta Suplicy, a known abortion rights and gay marriage supporter who is running for mayor of Sao Paolo.
Oct 20, 2008 - 11:15 am .- At the national congress of the Italian Surgical Society on Monday, the Holy Father reminded participants that the dignity of all patients must always be upheld so they will never feel abandoned.
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:27 am .- Walkers who hit the track last month in Wichita and Hutchinson raised money, but more importantly, they raised awareness about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:01 am .- The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Father Federico Lombardi S.J., confirmed on Sunday that Pope Benedict XVI is considering signing the decree of heroic virtues for Pope Pius XII, and asked that no one try to exert pressure "one way or the other."