Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Washington-based human rights group alleges that the Saudi Arabian government is disseminating propaganda through American mosques that teaches hatred of Jews and Christians.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Edward Kmiec of Buffalo pulled his support of a public speech U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton gave at the Jesuit-run Canisius College yesterday.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II issued a rare personal message this week to Australia's Catholic lawyers’ association, urging them to defend the "inviolable dignity and rights of every human being - from conception until natural death," reported the Sidney Morning Herald.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops Conference of Spain and Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, said last week the secularism referred to by Pope John Paul II in his message to the Spanish bishops is a common problem throughout Europe.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Academy Award-winning producer of “Chariots of Fire”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Gandhi” was hired to head Visual Bible International Inc.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II has been hospitalized in Rome, CNA has learned. The ailing pontiff was taken to the Agostino Gemelli Hospital at 10:50 p.m. Rome time and is undergoing medical exams at the Hospital’s 10th floor.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public today, the Holy Father stressed that seminaries must carefully verify the capability of their candidates to live a celibate life from the moment of their admittance. He particularly underlined the fact that this must happen immediately on their entrance into the seminary.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced this morning that the Holy Father will not hold his usual Wednesday audience scheduled for tomorrow.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Vatican announced the Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of February.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father addressed the third Ordinary General Chapter of the Legion of Christ, currently meeting in Rome in a message made public yesterday evening.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a decision that has upset many, the Italian television network CanalJimmy has decided to air a cartoon series originally scrapped by the BBC which mocks the pope and the Vatican.
Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday in New York, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore addressed the plenary regarding discussion on the recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change.