Mar 5, 2010 - 11:05 pm .- With elections just days away, and after weeks of violence by Muslim extremists that have left numerous Christians dead, the Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, called on “all Iraqis to cast their votes for the good of Iraq.”
Mar 5, 2010 - 10:06 pm .- Bishop-elect of Scranton Joseph C. Bambera has lamented the “unexpected and untimely death” of a priest who struggled with drug problems.
Mar 5, 2010 - 08:10 pm .- An official with the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference has said that the bishops would work to secure a “key vote” for the progress of the Senate health care reform bill if an acceptable agreement on abortion funding restrictions is reached with House leaders.
Mar 5, 2010 - 07:06 pm .- The bishops of Chile released a message Thursday encouraging Catholics to “lift their spirits, recover their confidence, and work together as one people” following the country's tragic 8.8 earthquake.
Mar 5, 2010 - 04:20 pm .- Italian historians are taking interest in the role mothers in transmitting faith to their sons. Referring to the examples of St. Jean Vianney, Popes Pius X and Paul VI, the Vatican newspaper suggests that this relationship is fundamental to religious vocations.
Mar 5, 2010 - 02:51 pm .- The Christian Life Movement has launched a solidarity program to assist those affected by the earthquake in Chile, providing food, medicine and spiritual counseling.
Mar 5, 2010 - 02:49 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with the bishops of Uganda this morning in the Vatican on the occasion of their “ad Limina” visit to the Holy See. He urged them to be strong in renewing evangelization in the east African country and resisting "the seduction of a materialistic culture of individualism."
Mar 5, 2010 - 02:33 pm .- The Plenary meeting planned between the Holy See and the State of Israel for May has been moved back. Talks have not been suspended, and the two sides have agreed to convene the meeting at a later date to "maximize" their time together.
Mar 5, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- On Thursday, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) commented that he and his 11 Democratic allies within the House are prepared to strike down health care reform plans if they contain any provisions for federally funded abortions.
Mar 5, 2010 - 12:57 pm .- A Polish daily published an article Thursday claiming that the beatification cause of John Paul II has hit a roadblock in regard to the miraculous healing of French nun who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
Mar 5, 2010 - 11:42 am .- The Italan Bishops' Conference has announced their support, both financially and through prayer, to assist Chile after the devastating earthquake last weekend.
Mar 5, 2010 - 06:46 am .- The Thomas More Society reported on Wednesday that one of the 88 pro-life protestors who was arrested at the University of Notre Dame last year has died.
Mar 5, 2010 - 04:33 am .- On Wednesday the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales released a pre-election document about Catholic Social Teaching intended to help the debate about the values and vision of modern Britain.
Mar 5, 2010 - 03:10 am .- An attorney in Michigan defending a woman charged with smothering her newborn daughter to death has claimed that a judge’s Catholic religion and affiliation with Ave Maria Law School will color his judgment. The lawyer argued the judge’s work at the school was equivalent to attending a Ku Klux Klan meeting while trying a black man.
Mar 5, 2010 - 01:22 am .- The only pro-life pharmacy in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area has announced that it is closing because of financial difficulties.