Sep 24, 2010 - 10:00 pm .- The Holy See has announced the official schedule for the Pope's visit to the Spanish cities of Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona this fall. Accompanying the announcement were messages from the archbishops of the two cities inviting the involvement of the faithful to support the Holy Father spiritually and physically.
Sep 24, 2010 - 08:09 pm .- A two-week schedule of events will soon be kicked off in Rome to raise awareness for the plight of Christians in the Middle East. The program coincides with the dates of next month's Synod of the Middle East and will include the perspectives of some participants.
Sep 24, 2010 - 05:59 pm .- A lawsuit filed by a man sexually abused decades ago by a Wisconsin priest has named Pope Benedict XVI as a defendant. However, two authors have claimed the latest charges against the Pope repeat “widely debunked” inaccuracies.
Sep 24, 2010 - 05:45 pm .- The Pontifical Council for the Family is working to create a document to guide marriage preparation efforts in dioceses throughout the world. Through it, the council hopes to better inform young couples of what they are asking of the Church when they opt to receive the Sacrament of Marriage.
Sep 24, 2010 - 03:51 pm .- Hundreds of kids felt the personal "warmth" of the Pope as they met with him in a private audience on Thursday evening. According to the children's school principal, they received his message to them about learning to read so they can better know God and the world.
Sep 24, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- The secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba, has called for peace in the wake of the military’s strike on guerrilla forces of the FARC, which killed the rebel group’s second in command, Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, known as “Mono Jojoy.”
Sep 24, 2010 - 12:55 pm .- Delivering the featured address at a religion news writers conference in Denver on Friday, Archbishop Charles Chaput commented on what he believes to be the new secular “orthodoxy” within American media and warned that slanted journalism “can diminish our public life.”
Sep 24, 2010 - 09:52 am .- The Holy See's delegate to an international conference on atomic energy has emphasized the value of human life as the central issue in "every step" towards a nuclear weapon-free world. "Humanity," he said in a speech this week, "deserves no less than full co-operation" of the governments of the world in reaching agreements establishing peace and security.
Sep 24, 2010 - 09:04 am .- One board member of the dissenting homosexual advocacy group Catholics for Equality says it is “imperative” for activists to unite against “the anti-gay bishops,” whose opposition to same-sex marriage he calls “appalling.”
Sep 24, 2010 - 07:05 am .- A new report by the United Nations has accepted lower revised estimates of global maternal deaths. The move follows years of criticism from pro-life groups, which claim the higher estimates were used to justify the legalization of abortion.
Sep 24, 2010 - 05:03 am .- According to the primate of English and Welsh Catholics, the Holy Father set a "new agenda" for the faithful in Britain. A single message united all of the Pope's teachings during the trip, he said, that of the importance of faith in modern societies.
Sep 24, 2010 - 03:27 am .- Bernard-Henri Lévy, a well-known atheist associated with what is considered to be the European left, said in an interview that Catholicism is by far the most attacked religion in Europe. The prominent intellectual also noted it was unfortunate that so many injustices are committed against Benedict XVI.
Sep 24, 2010 - 12:52 am .- Commenting on the six month anniversary of the Senate passage of President Obama's health care bill on Sept. 23, Population Research Institute (PRI) president Steve Mosher critiqued the legislation, asserting that much of what the president has claimed about the bill is simply “not true.”