Feb 22, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Around 400 civic groups in Spain are joining together to support a pro-life demonstration set for March 24 in downtown Madrid.
Feb 22, 2012 - 03:16 pm .- Iranian authorities may have issued an execution order for a pastor jailed for refusing to renounce his Christian faith.
Feb 22, 2012 - 01:31 pm .- Like millions of Catholics around the world, Pope Benedict XVI received ashes on Ash Wednesday. He said that they become a “sacred symbol” of austerity which reflects both the “curse” of sin and the promise of the resurrection in a fallen world.
Feb 22, 2012 - 12:10 pm .- As he observed Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians to live the 40 days of Lent with faith and patience, aware that God will bring light, truth and joy into the darkness.
Feb 22, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- A leading Cuban archbishop intervened to prevent 14 members of the Women in White protest group from being assaulted by Cuban police agents
Feb 22, 2012 - 11:12 am .- The president of the world's largest religious media network has explained his reasons for suing the U.S. government, in a Feb. 21 New York Times editorial about the federal contraception mandate.
Feb 22, 2012 - 04:06 am .- The New Jersey Catholic Conference lauded Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill recognizing “gay marriage” in the state, but observed that better marriage formation for local Catholics is still needed.
Feb 22, 2012 - 02:24 am .- A new survey reveals that pharmacy directors across the country do not believe that a mandate requiring insurance companies to offer free contraceptives will cut costs as the Obama administration has predicted.
Feb 22, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has accepted the final recommendations for elementary school closures in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia but has granted appeals from 18 of the schools.