Tuscaloosa, AL – Earlier this month the U-S Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement concerning the actions of Catholics in political life. The statement came in response to concerns raised by bishops who say Catholic politicians supporting certain positions should be barred from receiving Holy Communion. And now religious leaders across the country, as well as in Alabama, are taking their own stances on the issue. Alabama Public Radio's Terri Jenkins reports.
Birmingham, AL – U.S. Attorney Alice Martin says a judge related to Governor Riley should step aside from handling the government corruption trial of former Governor Don Siegelman. Martin made the statement Wednesday to federal judge Lynwood Smith in a telephone conference call. Siegelman, his former chief of staff Paul Hamrick and Tuscaloosa physician Phillip Bobo are accused of manipulating bids for a state-funded maternity care program.