Apr 26, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- A vial of blood drawn from John Paul II will serve as a relic during the late pontiff's upcoming beatification Mass in Rome on May 1.
Apr 26, 2011 - 05:58 pm .- A prominent law firm has withdrawn from an agreement to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act following pressure from homosexual activist groups. Former U.S. solicitor general Paul Clement has resigned from the firm rather than abandon the case, warning that the incident is a threat to the legal system.
Apr 26, 2011 - 03:15 pm .- A new survey conducted by the Knights of Columbus shows that both Catholic and non-Catholic U.S. residents overwhelmingly admire Pope John Paul II and believe that his upcoming May 1 beatification is a fitting recognition of his life and work.
Apr 26, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- The Mexican bishops' conference condemned a “violent disruption” that took place during Easter Mass in Mexico City.
Apr 26, 2011 - 01:25 pm .- Amid graphic images and vitriolic jeers, the pro-life group Justice for All held an event on Denver’s Auraria Campus April 11 and 12 to promote fruitful dialogue about life-issues.
Apr 26, 2011 - 12:22 pm .- Pope Benedict appointed Kentucky priest Fr. Charles Thompson as bishop of the diocese of Evansville, Ind. on April 26.
Apr 26, 2011 - 06:16 am .- Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron joined with a group of religious leaders in opposing a Florida pastor's plan to hold an anti-Muslim rally during Holy Week.
Apr 26, 2011 - 01:36 am .- The England and Ireland-based St. Barnabas Society gave over $160,000 to help Anglican priests make the transition into the Catholic Church.