Jan 24, 2009 - 07:27 pm .- A Czech government spokesman announced yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the country on September 28, feast of St. Wenceslaus, patron saint of the Czechs.
Jan 24, 2009 - 02:10 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Robert E. Guglielmone as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. The bishop-elect has previously served as a pastor, high school teacher, seminary faculty member and the National and World Chaplain for Scouts.
Jan 24, 2009 - 09:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of the four bishops from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) ordained by Marcel Lefebvre in 1988 in a decision he hopes will lead to “real and final unity.”
Jan 24, 2009 - 07:51 am .- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput, appealing to the “greatest qualities” of Americans, has called on Christians to oppose pro-abortion Congressional and presidential initiatives. He also urged Catholics to sign an anti-FOCA petition protesting abortion laws in a “new moment” that requires “great vigilance and sustained action” from pro-lifers.
Jan 24, 2009 - 01:30 am .- Bishop Giuseppe Cavallotto of Cuneo and Fosano, the birthplace of Father Giuseppe Bertaina, will celebrate a memorial Mass for the Italian priest who was killed on January 16 in Nairobi, Kenya.