Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A large number of students surprised pundits by voting in support of Proposition 85, the parental-notification-before-abortion measure, in an Oct. 24 mock election, sponsored by the California Secretary of State.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A young man was arrested yesterday after firing three shots into the air in front of the Italian consulate in Istanbul in protest of Pope Benedict's scheduled visit to Turkey later this month. Ibrahim Ak, 26, was immediately arrested.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will meet with Pope Benedict XVI on Nov. 23 to mark the 40th anniversary of a landmark visit to Rome by the former head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop Michael Ramsay.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A young Italian man cured of lung cancer has attributed his full recovery to the miraculous intervention of the late Pope John Paul II.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- While the population of Christians in some Middle Eastern countries, such as Lebanon, is dropping at a dramatic rate, a few countries are experiencing an increase in Christian citizens.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Baldomero Carlos Martini of San Justo called on Argentinean senators this week not to ratify the controversial and pro-abortion Protocol of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Acquiescing to its recommendations in favor of abortion would mean Argentina would lose its sovereignty and become subject to the “whims” of ideologically-driven organizations, the bishop said.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador, Bishop Nestor Herrera, has called on Ecuadorians to prevent a new anti-life law that would promote abortion and the morning-after pill from taking effect.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Ramon Dario Molina of Neiva expressed disgust this week over a photographer who managed to sneak past security shoot photos of a nude model at the local Cathedral.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke this morning at the Pontifical Gregorian University, which was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola and is considered the mother of the Jesuit order’s extensive system of universities. The Holy Father reminded students, faculty, and benefactors of the university that the fundamental questions of mankind cannot be answered without God.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In comments offered Thursday, regarding the United Nation’s Report on Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, noted the ultimate importance of a separate Palestinian state for creating peace not only in the Middle East, but around the world.
Nov 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey has issued a letter in response to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision on homosexual marriages. Myers called the court’s ruling, which declared that the state’s legislature must pass laws granting all the rights and privileges of marriage to homosexual couples, “a terrible blow to the institution of marriage and the family, to the principles of democratic self-government and religious freedom, and to child well-being in our state.”