Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A report released this week claims that almost all of the developed world will face serious and sustained population decline over the next five decades except for the United States. An above-replacement fertility rate and immigration will account for continued population growth, says the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reported on the PRB report in its latest issue of the Friday Fax.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq, Archbishop Fernando Filoni, expressed this week his concern at the growing exodus of Christians fleeing the country during the last two weeks, in the wake of terrorist attacks against churches in Baghdad and Mosul.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to provide more information on the Catholic Church's position on stem-cell research and human cloning, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is publishing a one-page flyer in a clear, easy-to-read question-and-answer format.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Tom Roberts, editor of the liberal weekly newspaper National Catholic Reporter wrote an editorial column yesterday expressing his resentment with the conservative National Review for blowing up a story the Reporter was preparing against Catholic leader Deal Hudson.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The organization “Women on Waves” will no longer be able to perform abortions in international waters aboard their abortion boats. A judge in Amsterdam has rejected the group’s request to continue bypassing the laws of countries where abortion is illegal by picking up women and taking them out to international waters to where they can receive abortions.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An 8 year old girl who is unable to eat wheat has had her first Communion invalidated by the diocese of Trenton because she received a wafer that didn’t contain any unleavened wheat.
Aug 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is the subject of multiple complaints of racism, filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, reports the Pro-Family Law Center.