May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope Benedict received 31 new Swiss Guard recruits who took their official oaths this afternoon at the Vatican.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are urging Congress to evaluate the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) based on moral criteria.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI received South African President Thabo M. Mbeki, with whom, he stressed the Church’s responsibility to promote moral values in that country and the world.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Illinois legislators should reject a measure that would support embryonic stem-cell research with public funds, said Chicago’s archbishop.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This week, the Vatican’s Archbishop Celestino Migliore called on members of the United Nations to uphold the integrity of a treaty on nuclear non-proliferation.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is asking state governor Rod Blagojevich to back off on a law, which requires pharmacists to fill all prescriptions—including abortion-causing ones, which they pharmacists may find morally reprehensible.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the First Amendment does not prohibit lawsuits against the Diocese of Jackson over allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Six students at Arlington Catholic High School achieved perfect scores on the National Latin Exam.
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canada’s draft legislation on same-sex marriage passed second reading in Parliament Wednesday because Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party do not recognize the significance of freedom of conscience and religion, said the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).
May 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Quebec bishops are disappointed that the provincial government has gone ahead and drafted legislation that will put an end to Catholic and Protestant religious instruction in public schools by 2008. But there is hope that the new ethics and religious culture program will “bear some fruit,” said Bishop Pierre Morissette.