May 2, 2013 - 05:33 pm .- The Obama administration filed an appeal notice Wednesday to challenge a judge’s decision requiring that the morning-after pill be available without a prescription to girls of any age.
May 2, 2013 - 03:56 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence lamented Rhode Island’s new law recognizing “gay marriage,” using his pastoral letter to call on Catholics to have courage in the face of negative cultural change.
May 2, 2013 - 12:35 pm .- The Knights of Columbus applauded a decision by Gonzaga University to grant them recognition as a sponsored organization after their application to be acknowledged as a student club was denied.
May 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis said that Church divisions begin when it does not say ‘yes’ to the Holy Spirit and allow it to work.
May 2, 2013 - 10:26 am .- Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican after moving to the papal summer household outside of Rome to not interfere with the papal election.
May 2, 2013 - 08:45 am .- The number two official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as “absolutely premature.”
May 2, 2013 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment to “unmask the threats to human life.”
May 2, 2013 - 04:11 am .- Pro-life activists protested outside the clinic of a Washington, D.C., abortionist who admitted during an undercover interview that he “would not help” any infant that survives an attempted abortion procedure.
May 2, 2013 - 02:03 am .- A recently translated book by Pope Francis exhibits a call for Catholics who have been divorced and are re-married to be made welcome in parishes, in the hope that they can remedy their situations.
May 2, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged students to evangelize within their communities.