Jun 15, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A leading Italian politician is giving his support to plans for a museum in Rome to commemorate the memory of the wartime pontiff, Pope Pius XII.
Jun 15, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Paraguay may move toward the legalization of abortion, according to the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
Jun 15, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- A priest in Spain was suspended after he was elected to public office in the northeastern city of La Gudina.
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:02 pm .- “When God disappears, man falls into the slavery of idolatry,” Pope Benedict XVI said at the June 15 General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Jun 15, 2011 - 11:39 am .- New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is concerned that state senators might “re-invent the very definition” of marriage—society's basic institution—as five more lawmakers pledged to support a same-sex “marriage” bill.
Jun 15, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Catholic leaders are calling a recent National Catholic Reporter article “ludicrous” for criticizing Kansas City Bishop Robert W. Finn in the context of a discussion about scandal-plagued figures such as New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Jun 15, 2011 - 03:17 am .- One of Syria’s most respected bishops is condemning the violence in Syria but is also defending the Syrian government’s response to the uprising there. He said the insurgents are “fanatics” who seek “destabilization and Islamization.”
Jun 15, 2011 - 12:21 am .- A reliquary of Bl. Pope John Paul II’s blood has been placed in the altar of a new church in Krakow named for him.