Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A United Nations committee meeting in special session this week could announce as early as today an agreement on human cloning.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archeologists have announced that a sarcophagus possibly containing the remains of St. Paul was found directly behind a marble plaque with the inscription, “Apostle Paul, martyr,” below the main altar at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the next few days, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take a new case by Norma McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” from the infamous 1973 Roe vs. Wade case which legalized abortion in the U.S.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican released the contents of a telegram from Pope John Paul II offering his condolences over the Valentine’s Day assassination of former Prime Minster Rafik Hariri of Lebanon.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The idea of Satanic possession has long been a source for movie plots and ghost stories around the campfire, but a new course at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in Rome is training priests to understand and fight this very real source of evil.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the midst of heavy speculation regarding the level of activity Pope John Paul II will be able to maintain following his illness and subsequent hospital visit, The Holy See Press Office confirmed today that he will meet with Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed relief yesterday when a judge dismissed all counts against four men in a state hate crime case.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Loyola University students staged the "The Vagina Monologues" this week, drawing public rebuke from Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new course on sexual ethics, contraception and other “reproductive issues” is now available to Protestant seminaries in the United States.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza was installed Wednesday as the first Archbishop of the newly formed Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston before a crowd of nearly 1,400.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Prime Minister Paul Martin kicked off the debate on the Liberal same-sex marriage bill in the House of Commons yesterday.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During their meeting in the Colombian capital to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM), bishops from 24 episcopal conferences of America called on the media to “contribute to the development of the human person and not to his dehumanization.”
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A coalition of conservative and Christian groups launched a petition Feb. 14 for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to ban same-sex marriage in 2006, reported the Miami Herald.
Feb 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, the Vatican made public a letter of thanks from secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano, to Archbishop Seraphin Rouamba of Koupela, Burkina Faso.