Jun 17, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- Bishops around the world are encouraged to promote 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration for the sanctification of all priests, for new vocations, and for Pope Benedict XVI, who will celebrate 60 years as a priest on June 29.
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:05 pm .- As South Sudan prepares to become the world's newest country on July 9, international observers and Church officials are trying to prevent genocide from taking place on its disputed border.
Jun 17, 2011 - 02:51 pm .- The Vatican will celebrate Pope Benedict’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with a month-long exhibition featuring 60 artists from around the world.
Jun 17, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- The Argentinean Society of Medical and Biological Ethics is warning that sexual ethics in the country are rapidly declining.
Jun 17, 2011 - 12:06 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez of Valladolid, Spain has concluded an apostolic visitation of the lay branch of the Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi.
Jun 17, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- Bishops should build “bonds of fraternal love and mutual concern” with their priests so that “any tensions that may arise” will quickly be overcome, Pope Benedict XVI told a delegation of Indian bishops visiting him at the Vatican on June 17.
Jun 17, 2011 - 05:43 am .- A new video gives married couples’ reflections on marriage issues, the place of children and the complementary nature of the union of a man and a woman. Openness to children, it says, has a “major impact” on the Catholic view towards proposals to redefine marriage.
Jun 17, 2011 - 02:32 am .- On June 16 the U.S. bishops approved a document on assisted suicide, which will become their first collective word on the matter. The statement, entitled “To Live Each Day with Dignity,” refutes the idea that assisted suicide is a compassionate form of medical treatment.
Jun 17, 2011 - 01:24 am .- The already damaged cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand was hit again by new wave of earthquakes that struck the country this week.