Jan 30, 2010 - 06:36 pm .- Britain’s national Catholic Youth Ministry Congress will take place in London on Feb. 27. Organizers say they have scheduled some of the best known Catholic speakers for the event, which will also present new research into the life and faith of young Catholics.
Jan 30, 2010 - 06:23 pm .- The Philippines’ five-day Second National Congress of the Clergy (NCC II) ended on Friday after unexpectedly drawing more than 5,500 priests from 87 dioceses and from abroad. Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household, preached for the retreat aspect of the gathering.
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:31 pm .- The call to the priesthood does not occur in a vacuum. Family, friends, clergy and religious play crucial roles — their input is part of the calling process. This was one theme that emerged from the Anchorage Archdiocese’s recent vocations dinner, in which 11 men came to explore the priesthood.
Jan 30, 2010 - 11:42 am .- The Vatican officially erected a third diocese in East Timor on Saturday. Fr. Norberto Do Amaral will be the new bishop of the newly created Diocese of Maliana.
Jan 30, 2010 - 10:55 am .- CNA recently reviewed “Fatherless,” a book that has been dubbed “the Catholic novel of our generation.” The book, however, isn’t simply just story, author Brian Gail says of his work, “I’m hopeful that the unrest which courses through its pages will spark something that will contribute to a renewal of the Catholic Church in America.”
Jan 30, 2010 - 07:05 am .- Retaliation against supporters of Proposition 8 continued in California as homosexual activists have worked to remove a 96-year-old man from a theater board appointed by the Oakland City Council. Though he won defenders, the Oakland mayor has withdrawn his appointment pending “further consideration.”
Jan 30, 2010 - 12:56 am .- Members of the Council of Catholic Analysts of Mexico have criticized Mexico City’s law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, saying it reveals the contempt lawmakers of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) have for children and human life.