Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The government of Saudi Arabia is working through its embassy in Madrid to acquire numerous private schools in Spain in order to turn them into Islamic formation centers, where the Koran and Islamic law would be taught.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Various organizations of Cuban exiles announced the launching of a campaign called "No Cooperation with the Dictatorship" to support the actions of the civil resistance in Cuba, to encourage Cubans not to participate in the suppression of the political opposition and to foster activity in favor of democratic change.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez, has admonished Bishop Luis Alfonso Santos of Copan for leading a blockade of the country’s highways in protest over a 1998 law which allowed foreigners to own as much as 34% of Honduran mines.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The AICA news agency in Argentina reported this weekend that the Catholic University of La Plata has offered to help take care of the unborn child of a handicapped woman whose parents are seeking court approval for an abortion.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, is attempting to make clear his faithfulness to Catholic doctrine. In a letter published exclusively by Commonweal, McCarrick said that its important to, "set the record straight," in regards to questions George Weigel recently raised about his view of moderation and the faith.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francis George was recovering well Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center after undergoing surgery to remove his bladder and a second emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding, said the Archdiocese of Chicago
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI lamented the growing tragedy in the Middle East and renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire.
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several people who said clergy in the Archdiocese of Denver sexually abused them have agreed to try to work through their legal claims with mediation, the Rocky Mountain News has reported
Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One of the first things on Bishop Michael Burbidge’s "to do" list is learning Spanish. The auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia will be installed this week as the bishop of the growing Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, where the Hispanic population is on the rise and he wants to be able to, "speak to their situation and their needs."