Apr 5, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- New charges from Poland’s former communist ruler that Islamic extremists plotted the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II are baseless and unbelievable, according to the late Pope’s biographer.
Apr 5, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- A member of John Paul II's office of Liturgical Celebrations recently reflected on the late Pontiff's death.
Apr 5, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile reiterated the Church's commitment to eradicating sexual abuse.
Apr 5, 2011 - 01:09 pm .- Perhaps the grandest beatification ceremony ever celebrated – the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II – will be divided into stages to maintain a solemn spirit across three days of prayerful preparation, celebration and thanksgiving.
Apr 5, 2011 - 11:55 am .- While cease-fire negotiations are underway in the Ivory Coast, Vatican charity Caritas Internationalis condemned violence in the country that killed 1,000 civilians over the span of three days.
Apr 5, 2011 - 05:56 am .- In what's being lauded as a major victory for parental choice in education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona residents have a right to claim tax credit for donations to non-profit groups that provide scholarships to religious schools.
Apr 5, 2011 - 02:49 am .- Catholic family groups in the Mexican Diocese of Saltillo are urging Bishop Raul Vera Lopez to withdraw his support for a group that they say undermines Church teaching on homosexuality.
Apr 5, 2011 - 12:26 am .- The halt to state budget talks in California is “tremendously disappointing” and “particularly devastating for the poor and vulnerable,” the state’s Catholic bishops have said.