Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other Democrat senators released on Wednesday a controversial analysis of votes and actions of Catholic Senators based on the official positions taken on legislation by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing members of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church headed by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Pope John Paul postponed to “the day established by God” the creation of an Ukranian Patriarchate.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A spokesperson for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging an appeal of the ruling made June 1 by a federal court judge in California, declaring the ban on partial-birth abortions unconstitutional.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Poll results released yesterday show Catholic presidential candidate John Kerry receiving only 20 percent support among the United States’ 51 million Catholics on issues where he opposes the Church's position.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope John Paul will preside at Mass in the square in front of St. John Lateran Basilica after which there will be a Eucharistic Procession to St. Mary Major Basilica on Via Merulana, a broad street which links the two basilicas.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, inaugurated an interdisciplinary conference on science and faith. It will be organized jointly by the same council and the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a revealing interview with the Italian daily, “Il Giornale,” Bishop of Cesare Mazzolari of Rumbek, Sudan, said the Islam that he knows and which brutally persecutes Christians in that African country is the “true face” of Muslims, and he emphasized that Islam is a graver threat to the future of Christianity than was communism.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities of Haiti has sent a request for funds to the international network of Catholic Charities in order to continue offering assistance to flood victims in the dioceses of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Hinche and Cayes.
Jun 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Sydney Brenner, biologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine, says many of the current attempts to “improve” the human race through genetic manipulation are “ridiculous” and he called for focus on a more effective and lasting instrument: culture.