Oct 17, 2011 - 08:30 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Oct. 13 that would prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortion under President Obama’s health care law. The approved measure would also strengthen conscience protection for health care employees.
Oct 17, 2011 - 07:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI called for new ways of doing business, in keeping with the dignity of workers and their families, during an Oct. 15 address to promoters of Catholic social doctrine.
Oct 17, 2011 - 05:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of Guadalajara wants a permanent truce from violence, as the city hosts the Pan American Games between Oct. 14 and 30.
Oct 17, 2011 - 04:38 pm .- Bishop Robert W. Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph have entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor charges of failure to report a priest’s suspected child abuse. The bishop asked for prayers and pointed to new reforms intended to ensure transparency.
Oct 17, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- At a Mass marking one year since the rescue of 33 trapped men from the San Jose Mine, Chilean Bishop Gaspar Quintana of Copiapo said Christians should always entrust difficulties to God.
Oct 17, 2011 - 01:28 pm .- Pope XVI Benedict says the Church's “Year of Faith,” starting October 2012, comes in response to a “profound crisis of faith that has affected many people” and left them searching for answers.