Archive of March 15, 2005

California judge sparks reactions after rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A judge ruled yesterday that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Braxton appointed as Bishop of Belleville

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II today, has appointed Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Louisiana as the 8th Bishop of Belleville, Illinois.

National leader plants seeds for new pro-life community of priests

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A national pro-life leader is calling for the creation of a new religious community for men, whose charism would be the defense and promotion of life.

CU critics; Christian community up in arms over termination of history professor

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- University of Colorado professor Phil Mitchell has been eating lunch with students in the campus’ Sewell Hall dining room almost every day for the last 10 years. Last Friday however, the conversation was a little different.

Catholic radio station hits Montana airwaves

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics around Montana’s Gallatin Valley now have a new radio alternative. Fr. Bob Hall, pastor of Bozeman’s Resurrection University Parish, recently established KOFK, which stands for King of Kings, at 98.3 FM.

Archbishop Foley discusses religion and communications with Ukranian leaders

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is in Kiev, Ukraine this week, where he has delivered a series of talks to influential political and religious leaders.

Support for abortion could spell trouble for reelection for Brazil’s president

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic vote in Brazil could be a decisive factor in President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s chances for reelection if he decides to authorize the national heath system to widen access to abortion, said a member of the Brazilian Bishops Conference this week.

British library to digitalize 15th century Bible manuscript

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The British Library in London has announced it has signed an agreement to digitalize and reunite the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest Greek copy of the Bible, whose different sections are currently in libraries in Egypt, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Canadian Bishops to study impact of free trade on Mexico

Mar 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is part of a delegation in Mexico this week, studying the impact of free trade children, women and indigenous peoples.

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