- Pope Names New Bishop for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
August 31, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Paul J. Swain, Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, as Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- World Trade Center Attack Changed Some Priests Forever
August 30, 2006
The World Trade Center attack changed some priests forever, according to reports from clergy involved in 9/11.
- First African National Eucharistic Congress to Be Held Sept 2-3
August 29, 2006
The first African National Eucharistic Congress will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and at the Catholic University of America, September 2-3.
- The 'Respect Life' Program Packet For 2006-2007 Now Available;
Theme: "Created, Loved, Redeemed By God. Priceless!" (06-167)
August 28, 2006
"Created, loved, redeemed by God. Priceless!" is the theme for the 2006-2007 Respect Life Program.
- Irish Tenor, Celebrated Football Coach and Former News Anchor Speak About Faith on ABC TV Special (06-166)
August 25, 2006
Legendary former college football coach, Lou Holtz, internationally renowned Irish tenor, Anthony Kearns, and former network news anchor and radio personality, Nicholas Clooney, will speak about the role of faith in their lives during a one-hour special that will be distributed to ABC-TV affiliates on Sept. 17.
- USCCB Supports Trade Relations With Vietnam; Urges U.S. Trade Representative to Seek 'Concrete Steps' On Religious Freedom (06-165)
August 25, 2006
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) international policy committee has called for stronger trade relations between the United States and Vietnam as a critical step in continuing economic reforms and improving religious freedom in Vietnam.
- Catholic Official: New Study Provides No "Ethical" Road to Stem Cell Research (06-164)
August 24, 2006
Reacting to a new report in the journal Nature, claiming to show an "ethical" way to obtain stem cells from human embryos, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says this study has been misrepresented in early news reports.
- Pro-Life Spokeswoman Protests FDA Approval of "Plan B" Without Prescription (06-162)
August 24, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today (August 24) that it has approved Barr Pharmaceutical's "Plan B" for distribution without a prescription to women age 18 and over.
- Bishops' Labor Day Statement Highlights Immigrants' Yearning For Work, Longing For Freedom (06-161)
August 23, 2006
"The challenge of immigration today is not just at the borders, but in our labor markets," noted Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, NY, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Domestic Policy Committee.
- Media Advisory (06-160)
August 17, 2006
Recent news reports indicate that the Food and Drug Administration may be on the verge of approving over-the-counter (OTC) sales of Plan B, the "morning-after pill," to women 18 years and older.
- Down the Road – Upcoming Calendar (06-159)
August 15, 2006
- Bishops' Official to FDA: Reject "Over the Counter" Sale of Morning-After Pill (06-158)
August 9, 2006
The Pro-Life Secretariat at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for directing Barr Pharmaceuticals to resubmit its application for over-the-counter (OTC) marketing of the Plan B morning-after pill.