Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal this week involving a constitutional challenge to an anti-Catholic statue. The statue, located on the campus of Washburn University in Kansas, depicts a Catholic bishop with a grotesque facial expression wearing a miter that resembles a phallus.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Christian Defense Coalition and National Clergy Council have commended federal and state law enforcement for stemming hate crimes against Christians by apprehending those behind the recent Alabama church fires.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s second attempt to ban the phrase "Choose Life" from a pro-adoption specialty plate in New York State. The decision was issued March 7.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic agencies are urging Congress to support essential funding for urgent humanitarian and development activities around the world as it considers Fiscal Year 2006 emergency appropriations.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Tuesday, Archbishop Janusz Bolonek, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to Uruguay, told members of a United Nations Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development that the world body must never consider the rural world of “secondary importance”, but must guarantee real opportunities for economic and societal development.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic leaders from across Latin America are descending on Bogotá, Columbia this week for the first meeting to discuss Ecclesial Movements and New Communities in the Latin American world.
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Chile, Bishop Alejandro Goic, sent a special greeting to the women of that country and thanked God for “the marvels that God has done in women and through their intervention in the history of humanity and of our country.”
Mar 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Emilio Berlie Belaunzaran of Yucatan, Mexico, said this week the Church doesn’t accept money from suspicious sources and that donations that are received come from trustees that know who their donors are.