Feb 2, 2010 - 11:05 pm .- Catholic News Agency sent two members of its staff to Port-au-Prince after the January 12 earthquake that took the lives of 150,000, left 200,000 wounded and three million homeless. CNA's Spanish-language editor-in-chief, Walter Sánchez Silva Saldarriaga, recently recounted their experiences in the devastated island-nation.
Feb 2, 2010 - 07:48 pm .- Researchers examining the activities of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and its grantees have raised questions about its connections with a network of community organizing groups involved in homosexual issues and abortion advocacy, including opposition to the Stupak Amendment..
Feb 2, 2010 - 07:12 pm .- Last weekend Bishop Jesus Sanz Montes became the youngest archbishop in Spain after being installed as the new ordinary of the historic Archdiocese of Oviedo.
Feb 2, 2010 - 06:13 pm .- Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein of Indianapolis and Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans have made a friendly bet on the upcoming 44th Super Bowl this Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.
Feb 2, 2010 - 03:02 pm .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, called on young people in the country to “make a difference in Dominican society.” He urged them to stay away “from “the path of vice and 'easy money' that many have chosen.”
Feb 2, 2010 - 01:05 pm .- Twenty days after Haiti was ravaged by the 7.0 earthquake, the Vatican has released its intial assesment of the number of male and female religious who died in the cataclysmic event. The report also lists buildings that were destroyed or damage in the disaster.
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:29 am .- Today the Church is celebrating the World Day for Consecrated Life simultaneously with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. Pope Benedict XVI will observe the two celebrations by presiding over Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica this evening.
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:04 am .- Speaking with Vatican Radio on Tuesday, Cardinal Franc Rodé called to attention the need for the Church to place greater emphasis on the vocation of the religious brother.
Feb 2, 2010 - 08:31 am .- A new “emergency contraception” pill called Ellaone is being distributed in the U.K. and claims to be effective up to five days after sexual relations. Some pro-life groups have opposed the drug, saying its use could kill a newly conceived human being.
Feb 2, 2010 - 06:51 am .- Over 50,000 people have reportedly submitted comments to a website in support of college football star Tim Tebow’s appearance in a pro-life Super Bowl ad.
Feb 2, 2010 - 04:15 am .- Hawaii lawmakers on Friday decided not to vote on a bill that would create same-sex civil unions in the state. Opponents of the measure praised the action, expressing gratitude to the lawmakers but calling for continued vigilance.
Feb 2, 2010 - 03:19 am .- A Vietnamese priest has condemned the recent government attacks on Dong Chiem parishioners in the Archdiocese of Hanoi and has called for the removal of police forces in the area and for an “end of the besiegement.”
Feb 2, 2010 - 12:58 am .- Pharmacists in the Spanish region of Catalonia along with the organization, Network of Responsible Pharmacies, are opposing a new provision allowing the morning-after pill to be distributed to girls under the age of 16 without a prescription or parental consent.