Oct 2, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Vandals sprayed graffiti insulting to Jesus on the walls of a Franciscan convent on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, echoing a similar attack last month and drawing renewed condemnation from Catholic leaders.
Oct 2, 2012 - 04:18 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will release a message in January 2013 that will examine the promise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter as “new spaces of evangelization” and “portals of truth and faith.”
Oct 2, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- Pro-life leaders in Argentina are encouraging the governor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, to veto a law legalizing abortion in the province which was passed on Sept. 28.
Oct 2, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Despite his confession to Vatican police, papal butler Paolo Gabriele has said he is innocent of stealing Pope Benedict XVI’s private correspondence but he feels “guilty of having betrayed the trust of the Holy Father.”
Oct 2, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Students at Loyola Law School have drawn criticism over writing a legal brief in support of Costa Rica legalizing in-vitro fertilization, a practice condemned by the Church.
Oct 2, 2012 - 03:14 am .- Bishop-designate James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. began a novena to the Virgin Mary for religious freedom in the U.S. on Saturday by stressing the “heavenly and angelic battle” against sin, not against Americans’ fellow citizens.
Oct 2, 2012 - 02:18 am .- A federal district court in Missouri has dismissed a Catholic businessman’s lawsuit that contends that the HHS mandate violates his religious freedom, but his lawyers say the decision is so flawed that it takes a position more extreme than the Obama administration and will not stand on appeal.