Sep 29, 2009 - 10:12 pm .- In a recent statement on the right to conscientious objection, the bishops of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of Brazil encouraged those who work untiringly in the defense of human life and reiterated that all people have the right to object against practices such as abortion.
Sep 29, 2009 - 08:25 pm .- In a video message to an international spiritual retreat for priests at the French shrine of Ars, Pope Benedict XVI said that priests’ work is irreplaceable and that the Church’s recognition for their “unreserved” commitment is “immense.”
Sep 29, 2009 - 07:53 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI plans to focus his message for the next World Day of Social Communications on the new media and how they can serve the spread of the Gospel. The papal message encourages priests especially to make use of the new means of communicating.
Sep 29, 2009 - 05:22 pm .- The Catholic Radio Association and EWTN will be hosting the annual Global Catholic Radio Conference in Birmingham, Ala next month. Organizers say that this year's event will already have a larger attendance than any previous conference.
Sep 29, 2009 - 03:48 pm .- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain said Monday that the new law on Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy approved by the Spanish government last Saturday “has little to do with sexual health” and treats abortion “as if it were a right.”
Sep 29, 2009 - 01:43 pm .- L’Osservatore Romano published a transcript on Monday of the press conference Pope Benedict XVI held during the flight from Rome to Prague for his visit to the Czech Republic, which ended yesterday. The Holy Father explained that one of the fundamental contributions of the Church is in the “intellectual dialogue between agnostics and believers.”
Sep 29, 2009 - 10:58 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said this past weekend that while he has not yet fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered over the summer, he has been working on the second part of his book on Jesus and that he could complete it by the Spring of 2010.
Sep 29, 2009 - 10:40 am .- Yesterday evening Pope Benedict XVI said goodbye to the people of the Czech Republic, highlighting the country's many missionaries and saints, the importance of inter-religious unity for the region and the chance he had to encourage young people to build the future on their nation's Christian heritage.
Sep 29, 2009 - 06:11 am .- Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, delivered a speech on September 8 discussing how to advance the culture of life in the U.S. and how to rectify the “scandal” of publicly known Catholics who confuse and distort Church teaching.
Sep 29, 2009 - 03:36 am .- Scrutiny of a group of protesters at Bishop Salvatore Cordileone’s visit to the Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union last week has put the spotlight on a variant of the Rosary designed by homosexual activists to contemplate what they call the “Relational Mysteries.”
Sep 29, 2009 - 03:18 am .- In advance of next year’s special synod for the Middle East, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Kirkuk Louis Sako has said the event could be “a new Pentecost.” He also said the Eastern Churches must use the event to rediscover their identity and mission and to evangelize both Christians and Muslims.
Sep 29, 2009 - 01:09 am .- A new website for women “from the men who love them” encourages women to “demand their dignity” and attacks the “incessant, often conflicting” messages and “lies” about women’s worth.