Category: News

EU Agency Pushing to Criminalize “Homophobia”

C-Fam reports: A recent report from the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union (EU) has called for binding EU regulations that would equalize the legal status of married heterosexual couples with that of same-sex and opposite-sex couples across … Continue reading

Parents of St. Therese to be Beatified October 19

Vatican, Aug. 19, 2008 ( – The Vatican has announced plans for the beatification of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. Louis Martin and Zelie Marie Guerin Martin will be beatified on October 19, with the ceremony taking place … Continue reading

Priest Tortured and Murdered in India

CWN Reports: Bangalore, Aug. 18, 2008 ( – A Carmelite priest has been murdered and disfigured– in a way that suggests torture– in India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state. Read more here.

What’s Going on in Ecuador?

We were recently forwarded this email from an American Dominican priest working in Ecuador. What it reports bodes ill for the Church in Ecuador:

The Most Inspiring Story I’ve Read in a Long Time

ULAANBAATAR (UCAN) — Lucia Otgongerel has neither hands nor legs, but after becoming a Catholic, her life changed from depression to joy. Otgongerel’s joy comes from teaching seven special children at Faith Center, a little school that St. Mary’s Parish in Ulaanbaatar … Continue reading

Underground Priests Forbidden to Minister During Olympics

BEIJING (UCAN) — “Underground” Church clergy who work near Beijing have faced restrictions on their work in the run-up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Near the capital, quite a number of bishops and priests not affiliated with the government-sanctioned “open” Church … Continue reading