Mar 12, 2013 - 06:01 pm .- Efforts have intensified to free an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his work as a Christian pastor, with religious liberty advocates appealing to both the United Nations and U.S. lawmakers.
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- Varying chemical compounds have replaced wet straw and pitch to produce the Vatican smoke signal that is used to communicate the result of conclave voting sessions.
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The Catholic Business Journal is encouraging its readers, radio audience and online subscribers to join in a spiritual bouquet to pray for the cardinal electors as they gather to choose the next Pope.
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver called the Colorado legislature's passage of a civil unions bill a “regrettable move” harming families, children, and religious freedom.
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:42 pm .- Black smoke rose from the chimney atop the Vatican's Sistine Chapel at 7:42 p.m. local time on March 12, signaling that the College of Cardinals has not yet come to an agreement in electing the Church's new Pope.
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:25 am .- The doors of the Sistine Chapel will be closed this evening with the declaration “extra omnes” – everyone out, beginning the Conclave that will choose the next Pope.
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:45 am .- The dean of the College of Cardinals celebrated Mass this morning and prayed for a new Pope that will embrace the mission of charity with a generous heart.
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A California-native is running 26.2 miles to support her vocation as a cloistered nun. But before Jenn Garza can join the contemplative Norbertine sisters, she must pay off nearly $53,000 in student loans.
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Amid continued debate over the use of drone strikes, Catholic thinkers warned that the U.S. drone program – particularly when used in civilian areas – raises a host of complex moral considerations.
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Over 35,000 people have signed up for PopeAlarm.com, a service of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students that sends out a free text and e-mail alert when the next Pope is elected.