Aug 29, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Bishops' Conference of Colombia announced its support on Aug. 28 for new peace talks between the government and the Marxist rebel group FARC.
Aug 29, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Cardinal Francis George will undergo six sessions of chemotherapy over a period of four months to treat his second bout of cancer.
Aug 29, 2012 - 01:58 pm .- The U.S. Republican Party included a significant section on the importance of religious freedom in its new official platform, adopted on Aug. 28 in Tampa, Fla.
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:38 am .- A group of animal rights activists disrupted Mass at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin in Lima, Peru, lobbing insults against the priest who was celebrating and accusing him of “murdering” a cat.
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:39 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says the heroic sanctity of St. John the Baptist proves that a solid life of prayer is the best source of courage for Christians facing a modern world that is hostile to God and those who love him.
Aug 29, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus are “very encouraged” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s request that U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates sign a civility pledge developed by the Catholic charitable fraternity.
Aug 29, 2012 - 02:03 am .- The Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Laity is positioning its website as a resource for lay men and women ahead of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith, which will kick-off in October.
Aug 29, 2012 - 12:12 am .- Anita Guzzardi, the former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was sentenced on Friday to two to seven years in prison for stealing over $900,000 from the archdiocese’s general fund over a seven-year period.