Dec 4, 2008 - 11:14 pm .- A new cable channel called New Evangelization Television (NET) is scheduled for launch on the evening of December 8 to provide a new center for religious, educational and cultural programming in the New York area.
Dec 4, 2008 - 08:51 pm .- “A light for the persecuted Church” is the title of a Christmas fundraising drive launched by the Italian secretariat of the international organization Aid to the Church in Need.
Dec 4, 2008 - 06:57 pm .- As a St. Louis-based Catholic theater production company launches its new season this weekend, its founder noted that the goal remains to bring people closer to the faith and Scriptures.
Dec 4, 2008 - 06:34 pm .- One month after the victory of California’s Proposition 8, Archbishop of San Francisco George Niederauer has written an essay defending Catholics’ role in the campaign and explaining his cooperation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are also known as Mormons.
Dec 4, 2008 - 04:37 pm .- The Holy See has ratified a convention banning the creation and use of cluster munitions in an attempt to highlight its solidarity with victims of the weapons and to urge others to become signers of the ban.
Dec 4, 2008 - 03:20 pm .- Mexican actor and producer Eduardo Verastegui has teamed up with the pro-life website in Spain “DerechoaVivir.org” (RighttoLife.org) in order to battle against a plan to overhaul the nation’s abortion laws. The actor appears in a video on the website inviting Spaniards to join in rejecting the plan.
Dec 4, 2008 - 01:38 pm .- The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, together with his auxiliary bishops, has condemned the murder of businessman Ignacio Uria Mendizabal by the Basque separatist group ETA. The bishops also reiterated that terrorism is a sin and called for the conversion of terrorists.
Dec 4, 2008 - 11:33 am .- L’Osservatore Romano reported this week that the Italian Federation of Bread Bakers has donated to the Pope one thousand loaves of “panettone” (a traditional Christmas sweet bread) for the poor who receive assistance from Caritas and for those who come to the Missionary of Charity’s shelter “Gift of Mary.”
Dec 4, 2008 - 11:02 am .- Praising the Chilean bishops for their efforts to promote a continent-wide movement of evangelization, Pope Benedict called on the prelates to also bring the light of faith to all sectors of society.
Dec 4, 2008 - 06:06 am .- The new Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC has drawn criticism for minimizing references to God and to religious faith but depicting the U.S. Capitol as the sole American-built “temple” and the U.S. Constitution as Americans’ only “common oracle.”
Dec 4, 2008 - 03:16 am .- Live Action Films has released an undercover video showing a deliberate violation of mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse by a Planned Parenthood nurse in Bloomington, Indiana. The video also depicts the employee advising the girl how to avoid parental consent laws for obtaining an abortion by crossing state lines.