Nov 6, 2009 - 10:44 pm .- The Ecuadoran bishops' conference issued a statement Thursday in response to recent comments by President Rafael Correa, surprised reporters during a conference at the University of Oxford in which he complained that Pope Benedict XVI should issue an encyclical that addresses social issues.
Nov 6, 2009 - 09:50 pm .- Nineteen-year-old Reehahlio Carroll was charged on Friday in the death of Sr. Margaurite Bartz.
Nov 6, 2009 - 07:09 pm .- During his pastoral visit to Brescia, Italy this weekend, Pope Benedict will inaugurate the new headquarters of the Paul VI Institute, created in honor the late Pontiff 30 years ago.
Nov 6, 2009 - 06:48 pm .- A memo from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says that the Ellsworth Amendment to the U.S. House’s proposed health care reform bill is not a “meaningful compromise” but instead is a “money-laundering system” that does not address pro-life concerns about federal funding of abortion.
Nov 6, 2009 - 04:58 pm .- During their Nov. 16-19 general assembly, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote on the moral obligation to provide medically assisted nutrition and hydration to patients in a persistent vegetative state.
Nov 6, 2009 - 02:58 pm .- Speaking to Vatican Radio on Tuesday, Cardinal Franc Rode shed more light on the reasons behind the ongoing apostolic visitation of female U.S. religious orders, saying that a “secularist mentality” and a “feminist spirit” evident in the communities were among the factors leading to the visitation.
Nov 6, 2009 - 02:02 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, denied reports this week claiming that Pope John Paul II will be beatified in April 2010.
Nov 6, 2009 - 11:58 am .- Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, spoke to CNA about the victory of Question 1 in Maine, which repeals previous legislation legalizing gay ‘marriage.’ Gallagher said that the victory, which defies statistics and expectations, “is very heartening to marriage supporters and disappointing to gay ‘marriage’ advocates.”
Nov 6, 2009 - 06:17 am .- Pennsylvania Catholic priest Fr. Larry Richards, aiming to clear up “gender confusion” and to challenge men to pursue holiness, has released a new book titled “Be A Man: Become the Man God Created You to Be.”
Nov 6, 2009 - 04:11 am .- The Archbishop of Hanoi has said that preparations for Vietnam’s Jubilee celebrations are “well underway.” Despite “enormous obstacles,” the Catholics of the country will celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first apostolic vicariates of the country and the 50th anniversary of the elevation of the country’s three archdioceses.
Nov 6, 2009 - 03:29 am .- Responding to the successful passage of Maine’s Question 1, Archbishop of Louisville Joseph E. Kurtz has said that the people of Maine voted to “uphold the true nature of marriage as a union of one man and one woman.” Truth is inseparable from justice, he added, saying that society should strengthen marriage, not redefine and confuse it.
Nov 6, 2009 - 01:21 am .- A judge has issued a temporary restraining order on the enforcement of a 1995 Illinois parental notification requirement for minors who seek abortions. Supporters of the law said the decision means Illinois will remain an “abortion dumping ground” for minors wanting to avoid other states’ restrictions.
Nov 6, 2009 - 12:24 am .- Members of The Traditional Anglican Church in Great Britain have announced that they will enter into communion with the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Constitution for Anglicans.