Nov 20, 2008 - 11:02 pm .- The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear several legal challenges to Proposition 8, the successful 2008 ballot measure which overturned the court’s imposition of same-sex marriage on the state in May. Supporters of Proposition 8 responded by saying they are optimistic their victory will stand.
Nov 20, 2008 - 10:22 pm .- The Congregation for the Causes of the Saints has approved the miracle of the inexplicable cure of Begona Leon Alonso, a 38 year-old woman from Madrid who suffered from Hellp Syndrome during her pregnancy and went into a coma when doctors performed surgery to save her child.
Nov 20, 2008 - 08:25 pm .- Despite threats of a Christmas protest from Hindu fundamentalists in the region of Orissa, India, Christians there plan to celebrate Jesus’ birth as usual.
Nov 20, 2008 - 06:15 pm .- CNA has exclusively obtained the full-text of Cardinal James Francis Stafford’s lecture delivered at the Catholic University of America last week in which the prelate examined President-elect Obama’s loyalty to pro-abortion organizations and described his promises as cause for Catholics to weep tears of betrayal.
Nov 20, 2008 - 06:08 pm .- The Superior General of the Jesuits, Father Adolfo Nicolas, said this week he was disappointed that Liberation Theology has not received a “vote of confidence,” and he said the controversial approach should be given more time to mature.
Nov 20, 2008 - 04:58 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino, exhorted the Venezuelan National Electoral Council to adopt a democratic and impartial attitude this Sunday during regional elections.
Nov 20, 2008 - 03:13 pm .- The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, will preside at the Mass of Beatification of Brother Jose Olallo Valdez on November 29 in Camaguey, in the first such ceremony ever to take place on Cuban soil.
Nov 20, 2008 - 11:07 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has given the go-ahead for the beatification ceremonies of a group of 188 Japanese martyrs and the Cuban Br. Jose Olallo. The Japanese Catholics will be beatified on November 24 in Nagasaki and Br. Ollalo will be declared a Blessed on November 29 in Cuba.
Nov 20, 2008 - 10:33 am .- Pope Benedict XVI today told members of the Vatican Congregation dedicated to helping consecrated religious that monastic life must challenge the faithful to love God before all else. The Holy Father also pointed to the Scriptures as the way to deepen love for God.
Nov 20, 2008 - 07:27 am .- The University of Calgary, a Canadian public university, is censoring a campus pro-life group’s project that compares abortion to genocide. If the student organization continues with its plans to display the exhibit, members could face suspension, expulsion and arrest.
Nov 20, 2008 - 05:59 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society has launched a tour of the Vatican’s Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit which includes a stop at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota at Morris, the academic home of a biology professor who displayed his desecration of a Host on his web site.
Nov 20, 2008 - 03:39 am .- Following international attention which included the protests of U.S. Congressmen, China has released a detained ethnic minority Uyghur woman who was scheduled to undergo a coerced abortion.
Nov 20, 2008 - 02:40 am .- A June operation at a Spanish hospital has resulted in the first successful trachea transplant operation using adult stem cells.
Nov 20, 2008 - 12:23 am .- A government-backed mob attacked and ransacked the chapel of Hanoi Redemptorist Monastery on Saturday night in a continuation of the dispute between Catholics and the communist government over confiscated property.