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Gay law row

WASHINGTON (CNS): The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has deplored a US Supreme Court decision on June 26 which overturned state laws that made sodomy between consenting adults illegal...

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Time for Balkans to start afresh

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS): Pope John Paul II has visited Banja Luka, a Balkan city scarred by two ethnic cleansing campaigns in recent decades, and asked God's forgiveness for wrongs committed by Catholics and others in the tormented region...

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Gusmao’s prize

NEW YORK (CNS): Vatican nuncio to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, presented the annual Path to Peace Award on June 12 to President Xanana Gusmao of East Timor...

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Violence vortex no way to peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS): With the latest Middle East peace plan in jeopardy, Pope John Paul II warned that Israelis and Palestinians had fallen into an "endless vortex of violence and reprisal"...

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War memorial chapel of peace

An open-air chapel on the central Queensland coast is a memorial to the US and Australian servicemen who sacrificed their lives during World War II and a reminder of the need to pray for peace. ELAINE CARNEY visited this oasis of peace.

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Prophecy of peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Marking the 40th anniversary of Blessed Pope John XXIII's death, Pope John Paul II held up his predecessor's "prophecy of peace" as a continuing challenge for believers today...

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Papal attack on contraception

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II has decried attempts to impose "morally unacceptable" types of family planning and reproductive health measures on Asian countries such as India...

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