Feb 3, 2011 - 04:33 pm .- The U.S. Bishops and the Massachusetts Catholic Conference have joined a list of 17 religious groups moving to appeal the state's rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act last year.
Feb 3, 2011 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI called the sick and healthy to reflect on the wounds of Christ in a new message issued to mark the Feb. 11 celebration of the World Day of the Sick.
Feb 3, 2011 - 02:56 pm .- Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the apostolic nuncio to Cuba, recently stressed that the Catholic Church “plays a very important role” in the country.
Feb 3, 2011 - 01:59 pm .- The Pope has great expectations for the "Youcat," a text designed to teach young people the ABC's of Catholicism using a language tailored to their generation.
Feb 3, 2011 - 06:01 am .- A federal judge in Maryland has struck down a law which required pro-life pregnancy centers to post announcements that they do not refer clients for abortions or birth control. The Archbishop of Baltimore declared the ruling “a clear victory.”
Feb 3, 2011 - 03:04 am .- A new analysis shows that although Biblical and saint names are still popular among parents, the use of “Mark” and “Mary” as baby names has sharply declined over the decades.
Feb 3, 2011 - 01:06 am .- After news broke that the former president of Human Life International, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, stepped down abruptly from his position last year because of “inappropriate conduct,” the pro-life organization released a statement on Feb. 2 in response to the situation.