Mar 8, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- The Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of the Saints approved a decree on the heroic virtues of Cuban priest Father Felix Varela, moving him one step closer to being declared “venerable.”
Mar 8, 2012 - 03:58 pm .- Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing the order by which children in his diocese receive the sacraments.
Mar 8, 2012 - 01:39 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s March 7 appointment of Fr. Liam Stephen Cary as the new bishop of Oregon’s Baker diocese was warmly received by Catholic bishops in the region.
Mar 8, 2012 - 12:31 pm .- Despite launching an attack for several hours on the Vatican website, a group of hackers known as Anonymous was unsuccessful in completely shutting down the Holy See's official internet page.
Mar 8, 2012 - 09:51 am .- A new Catholic non-profit project called Music Visions aims to promote music artists who have messages of faith, joy and hope to inspire the next generation.
Mar 8, 2012 - 04:14 am .- The astronomer for the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., says that his study of the universe through science has helped him better understand the person of Christ.
Mar 8, 2012 - 02:12 am .- Leaders of multiple Catholic organizations are asking a U.S. Senate committee to develop legislation that serves the needs of the poor and hungry, helps vulnerable farming communities and encourages sustainable stewardship of natural resources.
Mar 8, 2012 - 12:34 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible.