Jan 9, 2007 - 02:43 pm .- Evangelical and Catholic scholars in the United States have gathered for a fifth time to discuss the nature of authority, especially in Scripture, and the interplay between Sacred Scripture and Tradition.
Jan 9, 2007 - 02:35 pm .- During the opening of the 87th General Assembly of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana, conference president, said the Church in that country is deeply concerned about restrictions on democracy, corruption, and the lack of security.
Jan 9, 2007 - 02:24 pm .- An independent Spanish organization “Professionals for Ethics (PFE)” has issued a report on the content of the controversial course “Education for Citizenship” arguing that the proposed education program be rejected by parents and by citizens in general.
Jan 9, 2007 - 02:23 pm .- The manufacturer of the morning-after pill in New Zealand has acknowledged that the drug can cause an abortion during the first weeks of pregnancy.
Jan 9, 2007 - 02:14 pm .- A prominent pro-abortion senator in Uruguay announced this week she intends to resend a proposal to the country’s parliament to legalize abortion.
Jan 9, 2007 - 01:59 pm .- The highest ranking official of the Catholic Church in the Czech Republic, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, has welcomed the decision of Archbishop Stanislav Wielgus to offer his resignation as Archbishop of Warsaw following his admission of past connections with the former Communist regime of Poland.
Jan 9, 2007 - 01:50 pm .- The Holy See was unaware of the true reach of the espionage activity of Archbishop Wielgus until the end of last week, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, stated on Monday in the Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera."
Jan 9, 2007 - 01:30 pm .- Five years after the clergy abuse scandal broke, there is still quite a way to go to restore trust and confidence in the Catholic Church of Boston, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley in a Boston Globe op-ed piece.
Jan 9, 2007 - 01:26 pm .- The New York Times issued an editors’ note stating that a story it had published in its magazine, which claimed that a woman in El Salvador received a 30-year jail sentence for having a clandestine abortion, was not thoroughly researched.
Jan 9, 2007 - 01:05 pm .- Scientists have potentially found a rich source of stem cells valuable for therapy that could very well end the debate over the use of embryonic stem cells. Vatican officials, as well as pro-life groups, are saying initial reviews of the procedure seem to be ethically sound and scientifically as beneficial as embryonic stem cells.