Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Italy has issued a statement discouraging mixed marriages, especially between Catholics and Muslims, citing the numerous problems such unions pose for couples.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela, has called for the postponement of this Sunday’s elections in order to clear up any doubt about electoral fraud and to guarantee transparency in the process.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict attended the first in a series of four Advent reflections given by well-known author and preacher to the papal household--Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M Cap.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Krakow and former personal Secretary of Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz announced that Pope Benedict XVI could make a visit to the land of Pope Karol Wojtyla next June.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian daily “La Stampa,” announced today that the Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, that other source already mentioned it would be versed in the theme of Charity, could be released in the beginning of January, probably on January 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Hawaii state Supreme Court handed over a precedent-setting opinion, ruling that 32-year old Tayshea Aiwohi could not be convicted of killing her unborn child, because at the time, it was not a “person.”
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Supporters of a parental notification bill have announced that they will start collecting signatures in late January or early February in hopes of getting the measure before voters again in the 2006 general election
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a private Oval Office meeting yesterday Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington urged President George W. Bush to ensure that trade negotiations taking place this month in Hong Kong protect the interests of the poor around the world.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A high-ranking Vatican envoy yesterday praised progress in the Holy See's cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church, but indicated that its leaders will likely not hold a meeting any time soon.
Dec 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Fabian Marulanda, warned this week that the free distribution of contraceptives by the government is not a way to encourage people to be responsible for their actions.