Feb 19, 2013 - 09:39 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, is visiting Jordan to take stock of the serious refugee situation created by the Syrian conflict and to assess how Catholic charities are responding.
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La Almudena on Feb. 7, Europa Press reported.
Feb 7, 2013 - 06:05 pm .- Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family organizations are renewing their calls for an end to the label “hate group.”
Feb 5, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in the country to 83 since 1984.
Jan 23, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- An elderly priest in Venezuela has said that he is willing to forgive the men who violently attacked him at the entrance to his parish in an attempt to steal his watch.
Jan 18, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga, Colombia expressed sadness and indignation over the recent murder of one of the priests of his diocese.
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Mexico's federal district thanked the Archdiocese of Mexico City for its help in a weapons surrender program which took place last week at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Jan 7, 2013 - 06:06 pm .- Pope Benedict gave a wide-ranging address to a group of ambassadors and diplomats that urged an end to the “slaughter” in Syria and stressed the “grave responsibility” to work for peace around the word.
Jan 4, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Fighting in Syria continues to put pressure on the minority Christian population, leading to fears that more Syrians will join the many Christians who have already left the Middle East.
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:05 am .- Disturbing trends of violence in society should prompt both policy examinations and cultural changes, said committee leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Dec 21, 2012 - 02:27 am .- The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit of those affected by the town's recent tragedy.
Dec 19, 2012 - 12:29 am .- As the nation mourns the loss of life in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver is saying that goodness and respect for human dignity are the best responses to evil.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Consecrated women from a religious community in Connecticut are offering prayers, counseling and support to high school students following a mass shooting in their town.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:28 am .- The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said in his Dec. 17 column.
Dec 16, 2012 - 12:37 pm .- The motive behind the gunman whose Dec. 14 shooting rampage took the lives of 28 people, including 20 children, is not something that can be answered, Newtown’s local Catholic priest said.
Dec 16, 2012 - 09:36 am .- The Pope expressed sorrow over the Sandy Hook school shooting that massacred 20 children and offered prayers for the victims' families.
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Several priests of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport responded quickly to the mass murder of adults and schoolchildren at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, rushing to the scene to comfort victims and their relatives.
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:38 pm .- The Pope has repeated his plea for international humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo just two months after his last appeal for the country.
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:25 am .- The Eritrean government’s practice of forced military conscription means that seminarians and other church workers are being forced into the army, causing a personnel shortage for the Catholic Church.
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Two deadly car bombs that exploded in a Damascus suburb Nov. 28 killed at least 34 people and are “terrorizing” the Christian population, a local priest says.