Oct 23, 2008 - 11:10 pm .- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders has published its first two “position papers” in its newsletters to further its mission to serve the Latino communities and the common good of the United States.
Oct 23, 2008 - 08:05 pm .- The U.S. presidential election is having influence in ways previously not imagined. Upon learning that Prof. Douglas Kmiec, a Catholic professor who has endorsed Barack Obama for president, was invited to speak at Seton Hill College, Bishop Lawrence Brandt issued a statement expressing his displeasure and saying that Kmiec “distorts Catholic teaching.”
Oct 23, 2008 - 06:55 pm .- Investor's Business Daily and the TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (IBD/TIPP) has just released a tracking poll that shows that John McCain has dramatically shortened the his deficit with Barack Obama, taking a significant lead among Catholics.
Oct 23, 2008 - 06:16 pm .- A New Jersey bishop’s newspaper column has prompted the activist group Americans United for Separation of Church and State to request an Internal Revenue Service investigation. The group alleges that Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli violated regulations forbidding tax-exempt organizations from tying political issues to the candidates who support them.
Oct 23, 2008 - 04:17 pm .- The Archbishop of Monterrey, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, called on the country’s political parties and organizations to take action to avoid infiltration in their ranks by drug traders.
Oct 23, 2008 - 02:49 pm .- At the conclusion of this week’s Wednesday General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI greeted one of his old friends from seminary, Father Hans Waxenberger, with whom he briefly conversed about “the years of his youth,” the L’Osservatore Romano reported.
Oct 23, 2008 - 12:34 pm .- By a vote of 27-5, the Sonora State Congress in Mexico amended the state’s constitution and enshrined protection of human life from conception to natural death, closing the door to legal efforts to expand abortion.
Oct 23, 2008 - 11:00 am .- With elections less than two weeks away in the U.S., a new website has been launched to help instruct Hispanic Catholics on voting according their faith as they go to polls and decide on the future of the country.
Oct 23, 2008 - 10:47 am .- Pope John Paul II is a Pontiff remembered for helping bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain, but less well-known is the fact that on October 16, 1978 the late Pope intervened in a confrontation between Argentina and Chile to establish peace. To recall the occasion, Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to the archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Oct 23, 2008 - 05:11 am .- In a response to groups claiming that pro-life organizations should find ways to reduce abortions through government programs rather than trying to overturn Roe v. Wade, two prominent U.S. bishops have released a statement saying that Catholics must find ways to support pregnant woman as well as strive to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision.
Oct 23, 2008 - 03:35 am .- With the presidential election only days away, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph is calling his flock’s attention to the gravity of the choice they face and is urging them to join him in prayer.
Oct 23, 2008 - 01:10 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Luiz Stringhini of Sao Paulo in Brazil has criticized the decision by a group of Catholic priests of the archdiocese to support the candidacy of pro-abortion politician Marta Suplicy, who is running for mayor of Sao Paulo.