Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a statement this morning, Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed hopes that Pope John Paul II will return to the Vatican in time for Holy Week.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United Nations declaration against all forms of human cloning, including therapeutic cloning, “is a powerful statement in favor of the dignity and inviolability of human life,” said the planning and information director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Wednesday, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput praised a recent Supreme Court decision which bans the use of the death penalty for minors who were 18 or younger when they committed their crime.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The New York Catholic Conference is supporting a bill in the state Senate that would provide income-tax credits of up to $3,000 for families that send children to private schools, reported the Ottaway News Service.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to pro-abortion supporters, today is the “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers”, a day they say, to recognize the “terrorist-like” conditions that abortion doctors reportedly work under.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two California dioceses are scheduled to go to trial March 14 for cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After the huge success of The Passion of the Christ Braveheart star, Mel Gibson will soon release a film about the apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An Australian Catholic college cancelled a lecture by “pre-Christian” feminist theologian Carol Christ Saturday, reported the Sidney Morning Herald.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With a recent shift in public opinion that seems to have placed pro-lifers in a more positive light, pro-life leader Jill Stanek says pro-abortion activists have scrambled to adopt new strategies in an effort to divide and defeat pro-lifers.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope John Paul welcomed Felix Oudiane, Senegal’s new ambassador, to the Vatican, noting that country’s commitment to “seeking and consolidating peace in Africa.”
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Colombia is reporting that during the last 20 years, 65 priests and religious have been murdered in the country.
Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops Conference of Italy, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, is promoting the creation of a civic committee that would encourage Italians to abstain from voting in the coming referendum on a law that would liberalize the country’s policy on assisted fertilization.