Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics and Protestants alike are shocked today at the stabbing to death of Brother Roger Schultz, founder of the well respected ecumenical Taizé monastic community in eastern France.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- World Youth Day (WYD) 2005 officially began yesterday afternoon with the opening masses in three large stadiums in Cologne and the surrounding region.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Australian youth received news from their prime minister, John Howard, that the next World Youth Day is set to take place in Australia.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A California judge has ruled that an Episcopal parish who wants to disassociate itself from the L.A. diocese over the denomination’s policy of ordaining gay pastors will get to keep its property.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic watchdog group, is calling for the removal of 18 academics who they say, “perpetuate a culture of death” by their public support of abortion and the recent starvation death of brain damaged Terri Schiavo.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It’s not always easy being away from home, family and friends and in a new environment, even if it’s one of friendliness and celebration, say World Youth Day organizers. That is why WYD decided to offer a 24-hour help line.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer blasted the magazine Glamour yesterday for an article which denies the scientific link between abortion and breast cancer.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to a German media publication, Vatican Radio is planning to produce a dramatic radio series, similar to the popular radio theater programs, on the life of Pope Benedict XVI.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Three priests of Irish origin and two Spanish seminarians assassinated during the Argentine military dictatorship could be raised to the altars if the cause that has been initiated by the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires proves they died for the faith.
Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an open and direct condemnation of abortion and euthanasia, the bishops of Brazil, gathered for their annual assembly in the city of Itaici, have approved a statement in defense of human life in all of its stages, from conception to natural death.