German lawyers seek to ban Bible from children: Two lawyers said on Tuesday that they had written to German Family Minister Christine Bergmann asking her to officially class the Bible among books considered dangerous for children because of its violent “bloodthirsty and human rights-violating passages.” 

Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard has declared all children should have the right to a mother and a father while moving to institute laws excluding single women and gay couples from IVF treatment. 

UK researchers are suggesting vaccinating babies while they are still in their mother’s womb could help prevent the transmission of harmful diseases, during birth. 

A Massachusetts couple, Matthew and Miriam Gannon, together with their 24 children, was named the Knights of Columbus International Family of the Year at the Knights of Columbus 118th annual convention currently under way in Boston. The Gannons have one biological child, 23 adopted children and 13 grandchildren. The 23 adopted children, most with special physical or developmental needs, were among 50 foster children for whom the Gannons have cared since the 1960’s.