Jan 23, 2010 - 10:42 pm .- Students at Christendom College have launched a fundraising effort for victims of the Haitian earthquake, pledging their support to a mission on the Haitian border.
Jan 23, 2010 - 07:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI welcomed the election of the new Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in a letter on January 22. In it, the Holy Father expressed his prayer that the new leader have the "inner strength to consolidate the unity and spiritual growth of the Serbian Orthodox Church."
Jan 23, 2010 - 04:23 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear a case concerning whether the Washington Secretary of State may release the names and addresses of the more than 138,000 people who signed a pro-marriage petition in the state. The case could affect attempts to organize protest and intimidation on the internet.
Jan 23, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- Spring-like weather greeted the nearly 1,700 Catholics who arrived in downtown Little Rock from across the diocese Jan. 17 for the annual Mass for Life at the Statehouse Convention Center and the March for Life, which followed.
Jan 23, 2010 - 11:46 am .- The Press Office of the Holy See has released the content of two letters written by Pope Benedict XVI to leaders in Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake. In the notes, the Holy Father expressed the solidarity of the Church with the people of Haiti and the intention of Church institutions to do everything in their power to create a “better future.”
Jan 23, 2010 - 10:24 am .- In his message for the 44th World Day for Social Communications, Pope Benedict calls for priests to "make astute use" of available technology in becoming a presence as community leaders on the web. However, he urges them to remain "less notable for their media savvy than for their priestly heart."
Jan 23, 2010 - 07:58 am .- An American volunteer in Haiti has stepped up to the challenge of helping the country cope with the aftermath of the massive earthquake that flattened the city of Port-au-Prince last week. Elissa Kergosien, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, returned to Haiti just before the earthquake hit and feels herself to be “in the center of God's will.”
Jan 23, 2010 - 05:00 am .- Speaking to Catholic News Agency, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has repeated his opposition to funding abortion in the proposed health care bill. Though not confident his amendment will be in the draft of the final bill, he said further negotiation is needed. He believes he has enough votes to affect the final outcome.
Jan 23, 2010 - 03:51 am .- Father Augustin Almy, a diocesan priest who was in the Port-au-Prince seminary at the time of its collapse on January 12, spoke to CNA this week sharing the story of his survival and describing the devastation in Haiti following the earthquake.