Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Despite claims about the benefits of embryonic stem-cell research, Americans strongly prefer funding research that does not require destroying human embryos. They also strongly oppose human cloning for either reproductive or research purposes.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Forty-seven British MPs have signed Early Day Motions, welcoming new scientific images showing young foetuses "walking in the womb" at 12 weeks. About 50 more have placed their views on record and are demanding a review of Britain’s abortion law before the next election.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A well-respected medical ethicist from one of Canada’s leading universities says Canada must not legalize embryonic cloning for any purpose, including therapeutic purposes.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a classic David and Goliath struggle, the Canadian Jesuits are up against one of the world’s largest corporations in a fight to keep a sprawling mega-store from being built next to the priests’ retreat centre.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Last Sunday night in the city of Kubbu, in Jharkand state, eastern India, an armed gang entered a Catholic Church and attacked both the pastor and the vicar of the parish, inflicting serious knife wounds on the latter, and both were admitted to hospital.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The pro-abortion, feminist organization “Catholics For a Free Choice” has opened its first office in Chile and begun issuing statements and presenting itself as an organization of believers seeking changes in the Church.
Cardinal Lopez Trujillo expresses support of Latin America for canonization of Queen Isabel of SpainAug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, said in Avila this week the bishops of the Church in Latin America intend to join the request by the bishops and cardinals of Spain for the canonization of Queen Isabel the Catholic.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Bishops Conference of Mexico, Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, recommended this week that priests increase security at their churches in order to halt the theft of sacred art that has spread throughout the country.
Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Interfaith marriage is an opportunity for a “dialogue of words, love and life,” say the Asian bishops in the final draft of a working document they prepared during their eighth plenary assembly last week, reported AsiaNews.