May 2, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s confederation of charitable and development agencies, will become more accountable to the Vatican under new guidelines published May 2.
May 2, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- On Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the first anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s beatification in St. Peter’s Square on May 1, 2011.
May 2, 2012 - 01:50 pm .- A blind pro-life advocate who has spoken out against China’s brutal one-child policy has been offered promises of safety from Chinese government officials, but new reports suggest that he is now asking to leave the country.
May 2, 2012 - 01:12 pm .- As he reflected on the life and death of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Benedict said that reading Sacred Scripture helps develop a prayerful relationship with God.
May 2, 2012 - 11:14 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. announced May 2.
May 2, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Homosexual advocacy groups have lent their support to a supposed “religious freedom” bill, criticized by Catholics in California as a deceptive effort to redefine the meaning of marriage.
May 2, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Gay activist and anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage continues to draw criticism despite backtracking from his insults launched against Christian students at a youth event.
May 2, 2012 - 12:01 am .- A federal report on national family growth found that many young adults in the U.S. are postponing marriage and instead choosing “to cohabit with a partner,” despite the fact that doing so increases the likelihood of a later divorce.