Feb 21, 2012 - 06:08 pm .- The Cardinal Newman Society evaluated a list of twenty prominent Catholic colleges offering contraceptive coverage and found that most do so because of a state mandate or medical reasons but not for birth control purposes.
Feb 21, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The Christian Life Movement in Cuba launched a new Facebook page called “Waiting for Benedict XVI” to promote the pontiff's upcoming visit and defend the right of all Cubans to welcome him.
Feb 21, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI named Houston native Msgr. George A. Sheltz on Feb. 21 as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s next auxiliary bishop.
Feb 21, 2012 - 01:55 pm .- You don’t have to be named O’Brien to become a cardinal, but it seems to help. Just after Cardinal Edwin O’Brien became a member of the College of Cardinals on Feb. 18, he was welcomed by a man with the same last name, Cardinal Keith O’Brien from Scotland.
Feb 21, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Prominent abortion advocate Monica Roa, who helped legalize abortion in Colombia in 2006, posted a picture of herself on Facebook where she mocks the Catholic Church by dressing up as a bishop.
Feb 21, 2012 - 10:35 am .- Ave Maria University has filed a lawsuit seeking relief from the federal rule forcing it to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing drugs in employee health care plans.
Feb 21, 2012 - 09:48 am .- The Vatican has given the Pontifical University of Peru until Easter 2012 to comply with the Church’s requirements for Catholic colleges, marking the first time the Holy See has set a deadline for a university to reform.
Feb 21, 2012 - 04:03 am .- In response to the claim that most women do not oppose the Obama administration's contraception mandate, journalist Kathryn Jean Lopez published a long list of notable women who object to the new rule.
Feb 21, 2012 - 02:23 am .- Catholic leaders have called for negotiations to prevent a civil war in Syria, where the conflict between government supporters and opponents is being compared to last year's fight for control of Libya.
Feb 21, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Over 2,500 religious leaders have signed a letter to President Obama calling for the reversal of the HHS-mandated insurance coverage of contraception because it “essentially ignores the conscience rights of many Catholic and Protestant Americans.”