Dec 22, 2010 - 09:24 pm .- Aid to the Church in Need’s Christmas-time grants will assist persecuted and suffering Christians in countries around the world.
Dec 22, 2010 - 07:50 pm .- Although the controversial immigration DREAM Act failed to pass through the Senate last week, the support that the bill garnered in the House was enough to make Archbishop Jose Gomez, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration, “confident” that the legislation will succeed in the near future.
Dec 22, 2010 - 06:11 pm .- In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, CNA will suspend its regular news service on Thursday, December 23 and will resume on January 3, 2011.
Dec 22, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana recently announced that 11 more prisoners of conscience will soon be released by the Cuban government.
Dec 22, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- In their annual Christmas messages, two Catholic leaders in the cradle of Christianity urged prayer and action to bring about lasting peace in the troubled region of the Holy Land.
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:50 pm .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain emphasized the importance of marriage and the family in his weekly letter set to be published Dec. 26.
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- Jesus' birth invites all people to transform their hearts through his infinite goodness and mercy, Pope Benedict XVI said in his weekly general audience, Dec. 22.
Dec 22, 2010 - 06:05 am .- The number of executions carried out in the United States dropped by 12 percent in 2010. Commentators attributed the decline to changing attitudes on the practice but also cited problems with the availability of lethal injection chemicals and lengthy appeals processes.
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:16 am .- Archbishop John Hepworth of the Traditional Anglican Communion has said that about 1,000 Australians are expected to join the Catholic Church through a special jurisdiction created by Pope Benedict XVI.