Apr 3, 2013 - 05:29 pm .- A pro-life student group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., is appealing a denial of official recognition, saying that it is being discriminated against for its views against abortion.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- Archbishop Alexander Sample was installed as head of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, using his homily to encourage local Catholics to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- A new norm approved by Chile’s Ministry of Health has met with disapproval for allowing the morning-after pill to be made available to 14 year-old girls without parental consent.
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:00 pm .- During his brief homily at an April 2 Mass at the chapel of St. Marta’s Residence, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to pray to God for the gift of tears, to imitate Mary Magdalene during this Easter season.
Apr 3, 2013 - 10:45 am .- Pope Francis will be praying or celebrating Mass at all four of Rome’s major basilicas between now and Pentecost, as well as holding four public Masses in St. Peter’s Square.
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:23 am .- During his second Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said that women’s main role in the Church is to communicate God’s love.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:03 am .- The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration are thrilled at the approved beatification of their German founder, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, after a Vatican-recognized miracle in Colorado.
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:30 am .- Pope Francis spent a “long time” kneeling in silent prayer before the tomb of Blessed John Paul II on April 2, the eighth anniversary of his death.
Apr 3, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Despite attacks against Boston College for its prohibition of condom distribution on campus, the school says its rules are similar to those of many prominent Catholic universities across the U.S.
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The Archbishop of Seattle warned state legislators that a proposed bill requiring abortion coverage in health care plans will result in a fight to protect the Catholic Church from being forced to pay for the procedure.