Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, William Donahue, president of the Catholic League for religious and civil rights called recent verbal attacks on Archbishop William Levada, and legal bullying in the diocese of Spokane, WA, “outrageous” and “no longer about” the alleged victims of the sexual abuse scandal.
Diocese to appeal court decision that parishes can be liquidated; claims breach of church/state separationAug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane, Washington has announced that his diocese will appeal a federal court ruling which, on Friday, declared all parishes in the diocese assets which can be liquidated to pay for claims by alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests.
Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey has announced that it will begin using an on-line giving system called ParishPay, in hopes that the new program will increase the amount and ease of stewardship--giving one’s gifts back to God--among the faithful.
Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Business was growing, the coffee was great, and the Word divine, but after one year in operation, a Catholic coffee and sandwich shop in Phoenix has decided to close its doors.
Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ president expressed great dismay that Canada’s most notorious abortion doctor received a prestigious national award earlier this month.
Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the recent National Congress of Exorcists held at the headquarters of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, organizers revealed that up to five exorcisms per day are taking place in the country.
Aug 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In order to commemorate the birthday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the government of Argentina, at the request of the country’s bishops, declared the day of August 26 as the “National Day of Solidarity,” in order to honor all those who engage in works of solidarity during their free time.