Archive of November 20, 2003

Muslim fundamentalists attack Christian community in Iraq

Nov 20, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The past week has seen numerous attacks by fundamentalist Muslims on Christians in Mosul in northern Iraq. “Last week a bomb was found in front of Catholic school in Mosul; luckily it was defused before it could explode. The bomb was a cluster of low potential hand grenades but it could have killed or injured the children.

Italy will not be intimidated by terrorist attack, says Cardinal Ruini

Nov 20, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During funeral services for the 19 Italians who died in the attack on their post in Iraq last Wednesday, the Vicar of Rome and President of the Italian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Camilo Ruini, said Italy will not be intimidated by terrorist assassins.”  The Cardinal said Italians should not back down in the face of such attacks, but should “face them will the bravery, energy and determination of which we are capable.”

Dead Israeli men may father children

Nov 20, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a bizarre decision, Israel's Attorney-General Eliyakim Rubinstein has issued legal guidelines giving Israeli widows the right to harvest their dead husband's sperm for fertility treatment, reported

Catholic Media Declares "Theresa Schindler Schiavo Day"

Nov 20, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Media Coalition has declared Nov. 30, 2003 Theresa Schindler Schiavo Day and has sought support from the U.S. bishops in this effort.

Chewable contraceptive pills aimed at young girls get FDA approval

Nov 20, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued its approval of a spearmint-flavored chewable contraceptive tablet Nov. 14.

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