Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic priest says the Democrats’ nearly unanimous opposition to Justice Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court in the Jan. 31 vote clearly shows that “Senate Democrats will oppose any nominee to the Supreme Court that does not receive the abortion industry’s stamp of approval.”
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Congress to put “Holly’s Law” to a vote as quickly as possible. The law would temporarily suspend FDA approval of abortion drug RU-486 and set up a review.
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- More than 20 Lutheran and Roman Catholic leaders in the United States are set to continue their dialogue toward unity April 20-23 in Phoenix. The leaders had their first meeting of Round XI at the Cenacle Conference and Retreat Center in Washington Dec. 1-4.
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities USA, one of the nation’s largest social service networks, is making a last-minute plea to the U.S. House of Representatives to protect government programs for the poor from the budget axe.
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, warned in Madrid this week against “ideological totalitarian tendencies” that “can manifest themselves in regimes that consider themselves democratic.”
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Reacting to a series of explosions this past Sunday in Christian churches throughout Iraq, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said, “The Iraqi Christian community is once again becoming a Church of martyrs.”
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Society of Medical and Biological Ethics of Argentina announced its support this week for the Health Minister of the Buenos Aires province, Claudio Mate, who is opposing the so-called “Raves” parties during which hundreds of young people consume illegal drugs.
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- “Be strong in faith,” is the theme chosen to accompany Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Poland, planned for the end of May of 2006.
Feb 2, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Detroit, U.S.A., presented by Thomas J. Gumbleton, upon having reached the age limit.