Apr 23, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.
Apr 23, 2014 - 04:34 am .- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith.
Apr 22, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday.
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:12 pm .- Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established laws which uphold the sanctity of human life” and put the weakest in society at risk.
Apr 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with cancer.
Apr 18, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord's Passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the Stations of the Cross, which was held inside of the Coliseum in Rome.
Apr 16, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential priests, emphasizing the need for “a renewed love for the priesthood.”
Apr 15, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization, a communications expert with the U.S. bishops has said.
Apr 13, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Vatican body concerned with justice and peace presented a book Friday which considers their connection with energy, and how energy can both threaten and serve integral human development.
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, one of Bl. John Paul II’s closest collaborators, said the Pope’s holiness and pontificate were characterized by martyrdom.
Apr 10, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The three months of protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square were a demonstration of Ukrainians’ moving beyond fear to find their freedom and founding a new society, a philosopher from the country’s east has reflected.
Apr 10, 2014 - 02:49 am .- Locals and swarms of pilgrims from various parts of the world gathered in Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome recently to show their Marian devotion and join in communal prayer.
Apr 9, 2014 - 05:40 am .- Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.
Apr 2, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to Rome to attend the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
Mar 31, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Westminster Monday: Monsignor Nicholas Gilbert Hudson, a parish priest of the Southwark archdiocese.
Mar 30, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Legal counsel Paul Coleman has spoken of the increasing persecution of Christians in Europe, identifying the main groups driving ideological agendas counter to Church teaching.
Mar 29, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, a Spaniard who most recently served as provincial in southern Argentina, was elected rector major of the Salesians of St. John Bosco March 25.
Mar 28, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects religious freedom and the nature of marriage.
Mar 27, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly, has suspended its Rome correspondent Robert Mickens after he publicly referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat” and anticipated his death.
Mar 26, 2014 - 11:06 am .- Revelations that National Health Service hospitals in the U.K. have disposed of the bodies of miscarried or aborted children by incineration as clinical waste show the need to reject abortion and to respect life, pro-life leaders said.
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