Sep 15, 2010 - 10:03 pm .- The president of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, charged this week that the widespread distribution of the morning-after pill has not resulted in fewer abortions - as government officials have reported.
Sep 15, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has launched a project to help preserve the handwritten manuscripts of the nineteenth-century convert and theologian John Henry Cardinal Newman, whom Pope Benedict XVI will beatify later this month. One organizer praised Newman’s “courageous faith” and his “thorough” critique of secularism.
Sep 15, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- A columnist from the Mexican newspaper El Universal has denounced the recent “media charade” carried out by abortion supporters that ended with the release of seven women who had been convicted of killing their newborn children.
Sep 15, 2010 - 02:53 pm .- Two days before the official state visit of Pope Benedict XVI to England and Scotland, British Prime Minister David Cameron offered the Holy Father a “very warm welcome” in a September 14 video message. The Pope's visit, he said, was an event of historic significance not only for Catholics, but for all citizens seeking to work for the common good.
Sep 15, 2010 - 01:58 pm .- On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom this week, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote an article for L’Osservatore Romano praising the “intellectual courage” of both the Holy Father and Cardinal John Henry Newman as well as their fearless defense of the truth in the face of unpopularity.
Sep 15, 2010 - 11:49 am .- During a Mass of Thanksgiving for the beatification of Capuchin Friar Leopold of Alpandeire, Archbishop Javier Martinez of Granada recalled that “the role of the Church and the saints is to bring us to heaven.”
Sep 15, 2010 - 10:32 am .- Continuing his theme on women's contributions to the Church throughout history, Pope Benedict recalled the life of St. Clare of Assisi during his catechesis on Wednesday. “Her witness,” the Pope noted, “shows us how much the Church is indebted to courageous women rich in faith who, like her, were capable of giving a decisive impulse to ecclesial renewal.”
Sep 15, 2010 - 08:19 am .- Belfast-born author and journalist Leo McKinstry has said an anti-Catholic mood before the papal visit to the U.K. is comparable to the sectarianism of Northern Ireland. He blamed the antagonism upon the “politically correct spirit of our age” which emphasizes moral relativism and self-gratification.
Sep 15, 2010 - 05:58 am .- Fr. Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Chicago will begin broadcasting a weekly national television show on WGN America to reach Catholics and others searching for Christ. He will be the first priest since Archbishop Fulton Sheen to have a regular, national program on a commercial television network.
Sep 15, 2010 - 03:06 am .- Father Maurice Henry Sands, pastor of St. Alfred parish in Taylor, Michigan, has been appointed as a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Cultural Diversity.
Sep 15, 2010 - 01:06 am .- Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. is slated to lecture on the topic of religious faith in shaping American society at the University of St. Thomas in Houston next month.