Nov 18, 2010 - 08:41 pm .- Paraguay’s House of Representatives voted Nov. 9 against ratifying the “Ibero-American Convention on Young People's Rights,” a document that obliges countries that sign it to promote reproductive and sexual health, gender ideology and “freedom of sexual orientation.”
Nov 18, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica issued a statement on Nov. 15 urging their government to resolve the border conflict with Nicaragua and to avoid a military confrontation.
Nov 18, 2010 - 05:04 pm .- China may be trying to force bishops loyal to Rome to participate in the ordination of a bishop chosen by the Chinese government without the Pope’s approval.
Nov 18, 2010 - 04:05 pm .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca has called on Mexicans to take concrete action to bring about reconciliation in the country and reverse the grave deterioration that is affecting society and endangering the future.
Nov 18, 2010 - 02:28 pm .- The head of the Church of England, Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury met privately in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI on Nov. 18.
Nov 18, 2010 - 05:59 am .- Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut has warned the faithful of his diocese that their fight for religious freedom has just begun, despite the defeat of a law that would have stripped authority from Catholic clergy.
Nov 18, 2010 - 02:51 am .- Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York reacted to his Nov. 16 election as the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by saying he will continue the actions of the conference “with all vigor I can muster.”
Nov 18, 2010 - 12:34 am .- The U.S. State Department released its 2010 International Religious Freedom Report on Nov. 17. Several of the nation's closest strategic and commercial partners came in for criticism, including some that were designated as “countries of particular concern” for their religious repression.