Oct 6, 2011 - 07:31 pm .- Catholic Charities of Peoria is withdrawing from Illinois state-funded social services because state laws and public policy have “increasingly clashed” with Church teachings and the partnership is no longer a “viable option,” Bishop Daniel Jenky announced Oct. 6.
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:35 pm .- The Pontifical North American College in Rome is celebrating the ordination of 35 new deacons at an Oct. 6 ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica. The overriding sentiment of the newly ordained men was how joyful they are for their vocations.
Oct 6, 2011 - 04:19 pm .- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano remembered Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, as a “visionary who united technology and art.”
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas said today that his actions in the situation surrounding Father Frank Pavone are tied to his pastoral concern for the national director of Priests for Life. The bishop also announced that he has invited Fr. Pavone to a private meeting on Oct. 13.
Oct 6, 2011 - 10:55 am .- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, recently addressed priests and seminarians in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Calif. He told them that the world urgently needs holy priests who avoid allowing their humanity to cast a shadow over the beauty of the Lord.
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:03 am .- A Catholic maternal health group has been denied Canadian government funding for the eleventh time in nearly a decade, while organizations such as Planned Parenthood receive millions from the country.
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:58 am .- Madonna's history of religious provocation makes her unsuitable for a possible halftime stint at Super Bowl XLVI, according to Catholic League President Bill Donohue.