Jul 8, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- Local and international Catholic organizations are working to ensure a peaceful transition to independence for South Sudan on July 9, after two decades of struggle that killed or displaced over six million people.
Jul 8, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- Pope Benedict will answer questions from young people during the Aug. 20 prayer vigil, World Youth Day 2011 organizers announced on July 7.
Jul 8, 2011 - 05:25 pm .- After marriage was redefined to include same-sex couples in New York, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is warning that this step could lead to a further redefinition that accepts multiple partners and infidelity.
Jul 8, 2011 - 04:32 pm .- Cardinal Jose Policarpo of Lisbon has issued a statement clarifying remarks he made on the ordination of women during an interview with the Portuguese Order of Lawyers.
Jul 8, 2011 - 02:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is sending a papal delegation to the Republic of South Sudan to mark the east African country’s independence tomorrow, July 9. The delegation will be headed Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, Kenya.
Jul 8, 2011 - 12:48 pm .- The new Vatican prefect for consecrated life says his key job is “rebuilding a relationship of trust” with religious orders -- a situation he seems to blame on his predecessor.
Jul 8, 2011 - 06:08 am .- The Vatican's representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva says a recent resolution on “sexual orientation and gender identity” is part of an agenda that could restrict the Church's freedom.
Jul 8, 2011 - 03:04 am .- The Diocese of Orange says it is potentially interested in buying a 3,000-seat glass church in Southern California that faces bankruptcy.
Jul 8, 2011 - 02:16 am .- The U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on the Church in Latin America has approved over $2.1 million in grants for 86 projects to help pastoral work in 20 countries.
Jul 8, 2011 - 01:04 am .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City recently stated that an electoral court is not respecting his freedom of speech.