Jan 28, 2009 - 07:31 pm .- The Catholic bishops of southern Africa have accused Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe of perpetrating genocide, saying: “We, the Catholic bishops of southern Africa, call on Mugabe to step down immediately.”
Jan 28, 2009 - 05:45 pm .- The organization “National Front of Women for a Yes Vote,” led by Venezuela’s Minister for Women’s Affairs, Maria Leon, repeatedly disrupted the offices of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela on Monday to demand the bishops support the referendum to allow Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely.
Jan 28, 2009 - 05:14 pm .- Following the general audience address today in the Paul VI Hall, Pope Benedict shared his happiness at hearing that Metropolitan Kirill was elected the new Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. The Holy Father also said in a telegram to the patriarch-elect that he hopes full communion between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches can be achieved.
Jan 28, 2009 - 04:10 pm .- Four U.S. Congressmen introduced legislation on Wednesday in an attempt to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which was overturned by President Obama on January 23.
Jan 28, 2009 - 02:19 pm .- Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) called the decision by President Barack Obama to lift the prohibition against giving federal funds to organizations that promote abortion overseas “embarrassing for the United States.”
Jan 28, 2009 - 12:38 pm .- Commenting on Saint Paul’s Pastoral Letters at the Wednesday general audience, Pope Benedict XVI warned Christians not to read Scripture as “a historical curiosity,” but rather, as “the Word of the Holy Spirit.”
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:55 am .- People around the world celebrated Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday, and Pope Benedict added his voice to the commemorations by reflecting on the Shoah at today’s general audience. The tragedy of the Holocaust should remind men that dialogue, love and forgiveness are the only way to true brotherhood and peace, the Pope said.
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:50 am .- During his intervention Tuesday at the General Assembly of the Meeting of the Aid Agencies for the Middle East, Archbishop Fernando Filoni of the Vatican Secretariat of State said Pope Benedict XVI is concerned about the situation Christians in the Middle East are facing.
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:20 am .- After delivering his usual Wednesday address today, Pope Benedict XVI explained his recent decision to lift the excommunications on four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. The Pope said he hopes the bishops will respond to his decision by accepting his authority and the teachings of Vatican II.
Jan 28, 2009 - 06:27 am .- Becoming frustrated with the lack of media coverage of the National March for Life, writer and mother of 12, Barbara Curtis decided to create a photo journal on her blog to document the nearly 300,000 people defending the rights of the unborn.
Jan 28, 2009 - 04:37 am .- A joint group of U.S. and Vietnamese clergy concelebrated Mass for Tet, the first day of the Lunar New Year in the Archdiocese of Hue in central Vietnam on Monday. The occasion marks the first time in decades that Catholics from the archdiocese could join foreign clergy in the celebration.
Jan 28, 2009 - 02:31 am .- A woman who doctors believed could remain comatose indefinitely recently revived after her husband asked her for a kiss.
Jan 28, 2009 - 12:05 am .- Writers Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens brought their polemics on religion and atheism to a debate Monday evening at the University of Colorado at Boulder before a sold-out crowd of 2,050 in the campus’ Macky Auditorium.