Nov 15, 2011 - 06:47 pm .- Catholics in the Diocese of Tacna-Moquegua in southern Peru joyfully welcomed a relic of Blessed John Paul II, which consists of a vial of the late pontiff’s blood.
Nov 15, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announced today that an Anglican ordinariate in the United States will be canonically erected on Jan. 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.
Nov 15, 2011 - 05:10 pm .- The U.S. bishops approved adding optional memorials for Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Marianne Cope to the U.S. Proper of Saints calendar.
Nov 15, 2011 - 02:52 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have voted to establish a permanent Subcommittee on Health Care Issues to address ongoing concerns about one of the country’s most politically-charged and debated topics.
Nov 15, 2011 - 02:26 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago opened the Chilean bishops' annual meeting by emphasizing the priority of Church leaders to help young people encounter Jesus and follow him.
Nov 15, 2011 - 01:36 pm .- With the backing of a congressman, a group of nurses in New Jersey are speaking about their lawsuit challenging their hospital superiors’ orders to cooperate in abortions or lose their jobs.
Nov 15, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Bishops in three Illinois dioceses announced Nov. 14 that they have dropped their lawsuit against the state and will shut down their adoption and foster care programs, after a civil union law required them to provide their services to same-sex couples.
Nov 15, 2011 - 04:01 am .- An official with the Vietnamese bishops’ conference foresees a confident future for the Christian community in Vietnam. He cites the “flourishing” of priestly vocations and the government’s “signs of openness.”
Nov 15, 2011 - 02:14 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will visit the West African country of Benin from Nov. 18 to 20 this week. He has asked for prayers for his upcoming trip and for “the people of the beloved African continent,” especially those who suffer insecurity and violence.