Jul 1, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- Bishop Jose Luis Dibildox of Tampico has called on Mexicans to go to the polls on July 4 during the nation's upcoming election. At the same he denounced the violence that has struck several Mexican states, including the murder of the PRI party candidate for governor of Tamaulipas, Rodolfo Torre.
Jul 1, 2010 - 07:17 pm .- The bishops’ committees on communication in Spain and Portugal ended a meeting in Malaga this week agreeing that the internet is part of today’s culture and that the Church must use it for evangelization.
Jul 1, 2010 - 04:58 pm .- Officials in Barcelona said this week Pope Benedict XVI will take a tour of the Spanish city in his popemobile when he travels there on November 7 for the consecration of the Church of the Holy Family.
Jul 1, 2010 - 03:34 pm .- Setting in concrete an appointment that was already well known, Bishop of Basel Kurt Koch has been named as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He takes the place of Cardinal Walter Kasper at the helm of the Vatican's department for ecumenical outreach.
Jul 1, 2010 - 12:54 pm .- Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Walter Mixa spoke privately with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday about the situation surrounding his removal from the episcopate nearly two months ago. A note released about the meeting illustrates a "truly beautiful example" from the Pope on how to address problems within the Church.
Jul 1, 2010 - 12:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Pontifical Council for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees on a variety of miracles, martyrs and declarations of heroic virtue on Thursday. Included among the European majority is an Italian priest destined for canonization.
Jul 1, 2010 - 10:35 am .- Today the Vatican announced the Holy Father's intentions for the month of July, which include prayers that elections around the world will be carried out with fairness and respect of citizens' freedom and that Christians, particularly in urban areas, will strive to contribute to solidarity and peace.
Jul 1, 2010 - 06:22 am .- Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that allowed a lawsuit against the Holy See to continue, U.S. Vatican attorney Jeffrey Lena spoke to CNA, clarifying that the move had nothing to do with and “is not a comment” on the individual merits of the case.
Jul 1, 2010 - 02:42 am .- St. Emeric’s Church in Cleveland has become the 50th parish to close in a massive downsizing program announced last year.
Jul 1, 2010 - 01:02 am .- Patrick McCrystal, an Irish pharmacist and pro-life leader, has authored a book on the effect contraception has on marriages and on society as a whole. He calls contraception “a most potent destroyer of marital harmony,” urging couples to re-center their marriages upon Jesus Christ.