Aug 10, 2009 - 11:22 pm .- The wake of World Youth Day has brought an increase in interest in religious vocations, as demonstrated in the response to Catholic Australia’s National Vocations Awareness Week.
Aug 10, 2009 - 08:13 pm .- Despite a widely circulated threat of an imminent government crackdown, hundreds of thousands of Catholics from the Diocese of Vinh held massive protests on Saturday night. They demanded the immediate release of three Catholics detained for the past few weeks, following an incident at Tam Toa parish.
Aug 10, 2009 - 06:45 pm .- Opening the diocese’s fourth Pregnancy Help Center was a perfect example of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s mission: addressing the unmet needs of the most vulnerable.
Aug 10, 2009 - 05:01 pm .- The Fifth World Congress of Families began in Amsterdam today, under the theme, “Modern Families: Traditional Values.” In his augural address, the under secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Bishop Carlos Simon Vasquez, said only the family “can guarantee an authentic education in values.”
Aug 10, 2009 - 02:29 pm .- The ship “Aurora,” sponsored by the abortion organization “Women on Waves,” which provides abortions in international waters off countries where the practice is illegal, will remain docked due to changes in Dutch law.
Aug 10, 2009 - 01:24 pm .- As part of the International Marian Festival that will take place in Paray le Monial, France, August 14-19, the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary will be prayed on the world’s five continents beginning at 5 p.m. (Paris time) on Sunday, August 16.
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:51 am .- Speaking on Vatican Radio, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa emphatically denied that the Church in Honduras has taken sides in the dispute between deposed President Manuel Zelaya and the interim government, rather, the Church supports reconciliation.
Aug 10, 2009 - 01:21 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, said last week that the new digital online technologies must have as their priority, the promotion and defense of the human person as well as the development of real communication, true friendship and honest dialogue.