Feb 11, 2013 - 05:38 pm .- A leading bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church said that Pope Benedict's papacy has been the occasion of a “positive dynamic” in relations between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox.
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Philippines Catholics have strongly criticized President Benigno Aquino III for signing a controversial “reproductive health” bill, vowing to oust supporters of the legislation in the country's 2013 elections.
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:00 am .- Catholic relief agencies are working to help the victims of Typhoon Bopha, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year.
Nov 27, 2012 - 01:54 am .- The Catholic clergy in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against political candidates who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, helping stall its progress because politicians fear a backlash from Catholic voters.
Oct 25, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- For the past decade and a half, an American couple living in China have cited total reliance on God as the source of their success in giving aid to hundreds of medically-fragile orphans.
Sep 27, 2012 - 10:50 am .- A National Geographic story on ivory smuggling has renewed focus on a prominent Philippines priest accused of sexual abuse in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Sep 25, 2012 - 02:24 am .- Catholic groups in India have called for the protest of an upcoming Hindi film if scenes portraying believers and clergy in an offensive manner are not removed from the film.
Sep 25, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The Catholic bishops of Australia’s Victoria state have said the Catholic Church in Victoria will cooperate “fully” with the Australian state’s parliamentary inquiry into child abuse.
Sep 19, 2012 - 12:09 am .- A bill to encourage freedom and respect for human rights, including religious liberty, in communist-run Vietnam was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 11.
Sep 11, 2012 - 12:00 am .- The Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima was consecrated in the city of Karaganda in Kazakhstan on Sunday, marking the rise of Christianity in a region that once hosted camps for victims of Soviet persecution.
Sep 7, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A judge granted bail on Friday, Sept. 7 to a 14-year-old Christian girl with Down syndrome who has been held on suspicion of burning pages of the Quran.
Aug 8, 2012 - 04:02 am .- The Archbishop of Melbourne denounced a local newspaper for its story about a breakaway group of “Inclusive Catholics,” led by a renegade priest who allegedly gave Holy Communion to a dog.
Aug 7, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A “reproductive health” bill that would mandate sex education in schools and subsidize contraceptives will be “tragic and catastrophic” for Filipinos if it is passed into law, the Philippines’ Catholic bishops said.
Aug 4, 2012 - 07:13 am .- A group of independent film makers is using media to put an end to the epidemic of human trafficking that has plagued India's “untouchables” for centuries.
Jul 17, 2012 - 12:02 am .- During his Aug. 16-19 visit to Poland, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow plans to join the country's Catholic leaders in signing a statement appealing for mutual forgiveness.
Jul 15, 2012 - 05:11 pm .- Even in contemporary culture, India's Dalits or “untouchables” face oppression and persecution akin to slavery, an American pastor involved in humanitarian work said.
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Japanese bishops' conference sent a letter of protest to the government after police entered a Catholic church without notice or warrant to arrest a Filipino layman for not carrying a passport.
Jul 12, 2012 - 04:07 am .- A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country's Dalits or “untouchables,” especially for the community's women who are often victims of prostitution and human trafficking.
Jul 9, 2012 - 06:00 pm .- A concert was held July 5 at the Melbourne Recital Centre to remember Irena Sendler, the Polish Catholic who saved some 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of Warsaw’s ghetto.
Jul 6, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican is considering its response following the illicit ordination of another bishop without Pope Benedict’s approval.