Catholic bishops call
for rare council

by Mary Jo Anderson -- A scandal-weary U.S. Catholic Church continues to battle the homosexual clergy crisis. Eight American bishops have called for a controversial and seldom-used plenary council to seek a unified more…

Le Pen showing leaves
Parisians in shock

by Mary Jo Anderson -- PARIS – The shock of Le Pen fills the streets of Paris as the French, ignoring the rain, fill neighborhood cafes to discuss "the disgusting beast." The French more…

World court now a reality

by Mary Jo Anderson -- NEW YORK – The International Criminal Court was officially instituted today at the United Nations headquarters. The court, a permanent tribunal to prosecute "crimes against humanity," strides onto more…

Human-cloning debate
goes global

by Mary Jo Anderson -- A United Nations ad hoc committee has opened discussions on the merits and morality of cloning human beings, addressing many new questions that arise when considering the impact more…

Christians relieved by halt
to Nazareth mosque

by Mary Jo Anderson -- Israel's decision yesterday to halt construction of a large mosque in Nazareth that has been under construction right next to one of the most revered of all Christian more…

Small charities shine
in New York

by Mary Jo Anderson -- NEW YORK – Working in the shadow of the controversy surrounding the two giant national charities, American Red Cross and United Way, small community groups here are moving more…

Global court puts U.S. in tough spot

by Mary Jo Anderson -- As the International Criminal Court moves closer to reality, some observers see the new global body looking over the shoulder of the United States in the worldwide battle more…

U.N. child summit scrubbed

by Mary Jo Anderson -- UNICEF, the sponsoring secretariat for the United Nations Special Summit for Children, announced yesterday that "in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States" the summit more…

U.N. summit on children
to be canceled?

by Mary Jo Anderson -- The United Nations Special Session for Children scheduled for Sept. 19 in New York City may be canceled in the wake of the attack on the World Trade more…

Global gun controllers
target U.S.

by Mary Jo Anderson -- "The United States will not join consensus on a final document that contains measures contrary to our constitutional right to keep and bear arms." Such was the declaration more…