Atheists Reach Out -- Just Don't Call It Proselytizing

Late next month, atheists, humanists, freethinkers, secularists -- in short, nonbelievers of every description -- will gather in dozens of cities to mark the holiday they call HumanLight.

Whether by singing from a Humanist Hymnal, decorating a winter wreath or lighting candles dedicated to personal heroes, they'll celebrate what has been an exhilarating ride for the faithless -- a surge in recognition that has many convinced they're on the brink of making a mark on mainstream America.

Story at Wall Street Journal Online

Educated Catholics have sown dissent and confusion in the Church, claims bishop

The Rt Rev Patrick O'Donoghue, the Bishop of Lancaster, has claimed that graduates are spreading scepticism and sowing dissent. Instead of following the Church's teaching they are "hedonistic", "selfish" and "egocentric", he said.

In particular, the bishop complained that influential Catholics in politics and the media were undermining the Church.

Full article at Telegraph.co.uk

Europe in recession, U.S. in pain as world leaders meet

NEW YORK (Reuters)

Military atheists want new rules on prayer

WASHINGTON

Gay couples start marrying in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn.