Mixed reaction to proposed British monarchy law reform

By David Kerr London, England, Oct 14, 2011 / 08:11 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church in the United Kingdom is giving a mixed reaction to plans to reform the centuries old law that… Continue reading

Colombian Senate sinks constitutional effort to protect unborn

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 14, 2011 / 06:43 pm (CNA).- Despite millions of Colombians supporting the measure, a Senate committee in Colombia axed a proposal that aimed to protect unborn babies from abortion through… Continue reading

Pope praises St. Ambrose at meeting with Italian regulators

By David Kerr Vatican City, Oct 14, 2011 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a meeting today with Italy’s provincial regulators, Pope Benedict XVI held up the 4th-century governor-turned-bishop, St. Ambrose of Milan,… Continue reading

Where God Weeps – Romania

“At the end of the Second World War Romania found itself among those countries dominated by imposed communist regimes. As so often under communism, the worst repressions befell both the Latin and Greek… Continue reading

Indian Catholic jailed in the Maldives over a Bible and a rosary

» 10/07/2011 16:14 INDIA – MALDIVES by Nirmala Carvalho Shijo Kokkattu, a 30-year-old teacher, was betrayed by his colleagues because he accidentally left a picture of Our Lady and some Marian songs on a… Continue reading

Bishop of Padang: meeting the Pope to strengthen and “continue the mission”

» 10/07/2011 14:41 INDONESIA – VATICAN by Dario Salvi Bishop Martinus Dogma Situmorang, President of the Indonesian bishops, is in Rome for their ad Limina visit. He describes a “vibrant and lively “church with… Continue reading

Pope: even in Indonesia religious freedom means the right to be truly and fully Catholic

» 10/07/2011 13:36 VATICAN – INDONESIA Benedict XVI also recalled that mission is “essential” for the Church and participation in interfaith dialogue is “crucial” for respect for minorities. The freedom to live and spread… Continue reading

Hindus celebrate Tika with Catholics, Protestants and Buddhists

» 10/07/2011 12:06 NEPAL by Kalpit Parajuli The festival is the most important of the celebrations for Dashain. The invitation is part of interreligious dialogue in the relations between Hindus and minorities. Muslims demand… Continue reading

Living wills and end of life: the commitment of Thai Catholics

» 10/07/2011 11:51 THAILAND by Weena Kowitwanij Doctors, nurses, paramedics and volunteers participate in a meeting on Article 12 of national health law. Among the themes touched on palliative care, psychological support and aggressive… Continue reading


As we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on 7 October, let us reflect on the words of Blessed John Paul II, who saw the Rosary as “a secret of… Continue reading