May 4, 2007 - 01:27 pm .- Representatives from dozens of Catholic colleges and universities worldwide gathered at Franciscan University of Steubenville to dialogue about the purpose and identity of Catholic higher education.
May 4, 2007 - 01:18 pm .- Protestors gathered outside the US Supreme Court building this week to demand that the judicial body reinstate the right to pray in public places. Among those present was William “Bill” Murray, son of the late Madelyn Murray O’Hare, the militant atheist who won a 1963 court battle to prohibit prayer in public schools.
May 4, 2007 - 01:13 pm .- Diplomats from some twenty Islamic countries of the Mediterranean and Middle East will participate in the seminar “The Catholic Church and international policy” May 7-27, which is being organized by the Gregorian University Foundation and the Jacques Maritain International Institute in order to contribute to the formation of mediators for relations between states.
May 4, 2007 - 01:10 pm .- A group of women resisting the oppression of the Cuban government through non-violent means, continues to agitate for the release of those imprisoned by Fidel Castro’s government.They are called the “Women in White” because they wear white clothing for their protests.
May 4, 2007 - 12:10 pm .- The government of Mexico City has refused a request by the president of the National Pro-Life Committee, Jorge Serrano Limon, to publish the list of doctors authorized to perform abortions.
May 4, 2007 - 12:03 pm .- Former governor Jim McGreevey, whose political career ended nearly three years ago amid claims of an adulterous affair with a male aide, was welcomed into the Episcopal Church and may become an Episcopalian priest.
May 4, 2007 - 11:59 am .- The World Bank has approved a new health policy that promotes abortion worldwide after the United States caved to pressure from the European Union. Despite that most of the funds for the World Bank come from the United States and not from Europe, delegates from the Bush administration decided to lift the veto against a pro-abortion policy at the Bank in order to curry favor with delegates from Europe.
May 4, 2007 - 11:55 am .- Bishops and priests have become the targets of security agents in Zimbabwe, reported Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The international Catholic charity received this news from a priest in Zimbabwe, who asked to remain anonymous.
May 4, 2007 - 11:15 am .- "This morning, Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, visited His Holiness Benedict XVI. He also met with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.