Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A federal court ruled yesterday that the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty could intervene in a lawsuit and defend the reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Officials in Isiolo, Kenya have arrested two priests in connection with last week’s murder of Bishop Luigi Locati. The total number of arrests now climbs to eight as police try to find answers to a mystery which has shocked Kenya.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier this week, President George Bush introduced Judge John Roberts as a Supreme Court nominee. The nomination quickly captured the interest of the media, but the man remained relatively unknown to a large majority of Americans.
Catholic League says Boston city council motion violates church-state separation, aims to bully archdioceseJul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of Boston’s City Council are seeking to pass a measure which would bring the accountability of the Archdiocese of Boston, particularly in light of the priestly abuse scandal, before public vote in November--an act which New York’s Catholic League is calling a blatant violation of the separation of church and state.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic bishop of Portland, Maine, is reaching out to some young people where they’re at. Bishop Richard Malone met with about 70 young Catholics at a pub called Steve’s to talk faith and culture. It’s all part of a three-session series of Theology on Tap.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Hindu extremist group, dedicated to the promotion of convicted murderer Dara Singh, is planning to distribute anti-Christian booklets in Orissa, India.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On August 4th and 5th, numerous Vatican prelates and throngs of faithful will be on hand at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome to commemorate the miraculous snowfall of the year 358, which led to the church’s construction.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The 17,000-member Christian Medical Association is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to pull an abortion drug for safety review after yet another two women died using the drug.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an article published by the Italian daily Avvenire, French philosopher and historian Remi Brague holds that the Koran and other Islam writings provide ample justification for terrorists in carrying out their attacks.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A judge in Alicante, Spain, is refusing to “marry” a lesbian couple and has filed a legal challenge against the reform of Spain’s Civil Code allowing same-sex couples to contract “marriage.” If the case reaches Spain’s Constitutional Court, that body could reverse the new law.
Jul 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Mario Maulion of Parana, Argentina, expressed regret this week at the loss of more than 100,000 pounds of groceries, which had to be destroyed because they had spoiled and had been infested by rodents.