New Catholic bishop named for Erie  Bishop-elect Lawrence T. Persico says he doesn't bring any preconceived plans to his new job as leader of the Catholic Diocese of Erie
Scottish Catholic Church under fire over gay comments  A senior figure for the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has come under fire for claiming that medical evidence proves that homosexual behaviour "leads to early death"
Australia: Catholic teachers expected to join strike  Catholic schools are expected to join teachers from the state system in a strike next month
Peru: academics battle Vatican for religious freedom
 Rome cracks down on a university, orders the school to drop “Pontifical” and “Catholic” from its name, over its alleged refusal to comply with ecclesiastical law