Monday, March 06, 2006

A Catholic town

From the Associated Press:
FLORIDA: PLANS FOR CATHOLIC TOWN AND UNIVERSITY Thomas S. Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, who is helping to bankroll a new Florida town and university, backtracked from comments that he would like the community to be governed by strict Roman Catholic principles. His ideas about barring pornography and birth control, he said, applied only to the university. Both the town, called Ave Maria, and Ave Maria University, the first Catholic university to be built in the United States in four decades, are set to open next year about 25 miles east of Naples in southwest Florida. Mr. Monaghan's comments contrasted with statements he made last year to a Catholic men's group in Boston that pornographic magazines would not be sold in town, that pharmacies would not carry condoms or birth control pills, and that cable television would carry no X-rated channels. (AP)