Mar 8, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Arkansas legislators have overridden a veto by the governor in order to prohibit most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, the earliest ban of any state in the country.
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The Maryland senate has passed a bill that would locally overturn the death penalty, placing the state closer to outlawing the practice.
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:26 pm .- A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray for the Church and the cardinals in the upcoming Papal conclave.
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:55 am .- After five days of meetings, the College of Cardinals has voted to hold a conclave to elect the next Pope on Tuesday, March 12.
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:05 am .- No one knows who the new Pope will be, but it can be said with certainty that he will be temporarily staying in a new apartment after he is elected.
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:40 am .- The day when cardinals begin to vote for the next Pope will be announced after 7:00 p.m. local time.
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:22 am .- The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a source claimed there is “a lobby” of leakers.
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:02 am .- An attorney has called for greater Planned Parenthood accountability after a Colorado clinic allegedly performed abortion without anesthetic on an unwilling woman which sent her to the hospital.
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:09 am .- Almost 100 students and staff at the Catholic University of America are giving up their spring break to take part in mission trips abroad and service projects within the U.S.
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland announced the excommunication of Father Robert Marrone on March 4, calling people to pray for the priest, who had refused two years of reconciliation attempts.