May 10, 2010 - 09:57 pm .- Bishop Jorge Lozano of the Argentinean Bishops’ Committee on Social Ministry said last week that the country must acknowledge the real faces of poverty and not just focus on cold statistics, because “these faces are awaiting an answer.”
May 10, 2010 - 08:29 pm .- Calling for immigration reform, Bishop of Phoenix Thomas J. Olmsted has written that Americans should remember the saints’ examples of love during the “highly charged” emotional debate over the Arizona immigration bill. He urged that Catholics not let the bonds of fraternal love be broken by concerns about immigration status.
May 10, 2010 - 06:48 pm .- The Family Research Council (FRC) reacted to Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court Monday, stating that although President Obama praised her “superb” qualifications, her “known record speaks otherwise.” Other pro-life and pro-family organizations worried that she an activist approach to constitutional law.
May 10, 2010 - 06:03 pm .- For he who is without faith, death would be mean the loss of everything, said Pope Benedict during the eulogy for the late Cardinal Luigi Poggi. For the Christian, he continued, hope in resurrection brightens and gives meaning to every moment of our lives.
May 10, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- The political party Tierra y Libertad (Land and Freedom) led by suspended priest Marco Arana is demanding that the Peruvian government embrace the homosexual agenda by allowing same-sex “marriage” in the country.
May 10, 2010 - 04:44 pm .- The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, responded today to an article published in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, which said that Pope Benedict XVI asked Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, to defend him at Easter Mass from attacks over the treatment of sexual abuse cases. Fr. Lombardi replied, "even in difficult times, the Pope does not beg or organize demonstrations in his own defense or support."
May 10, 2010 - 02:45 pm .- Pope Benedict underlined the irreplaceable role of priests to the Church during his address to the bishops of Belgium this past weekend. He urged support for the priesthood and a renewed impetus for vocations, saying that the decrease in the number of priests is not inevitable.
May 10, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- Bishop Ricardo Watty of Tepic, one of the five bishops appointed to the Apostolic Visitation of the Legion of Christ, said in a recent interview that Pope Benedict XVI may meet with some of the victims abused by Father Marcial Maciel.
May 10, 2010 - 12:27 pm .- The Holy See announced on Monday that the final draft of Pope Benedict XVI's long awaited second volume of "Jesus of Nazareth" has been completed and sent to the publishers. Although the English translation will not be immediately available, the Vatican said it is just a question of months.
May 10, 2010 - 11:53 am .- Costa Rica’s Electoral Supreme Court has ordered Bishop Jose Francisco Ulloa to pay damages for encouraging the faithful to cast their votes in manner consistent with Catholic teachings.
May 10, 2010 - 10:54 am .- President Barack Obama nominated today the current Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a move that drew concerns from pro-life advocates.
May 10, 2010 - 09:59 am .- In spite of the cloud of ash that led to the cancellation of flights in Portugal over the weekend, plans for the Holy Father's pilgrimage to Portugal remain firm. The Holy Father will be in the country on Tuesday morning to complete a packed four-day trip, but the culminating event for him is the stop in Fatima, with which he has a long history.