Archive of May 12, 2004

Papers reveal sharp rebut from Archbishop Chaput to National Review Board

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The two main Colorado newspapers, The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News, revealed this Tuesday the sharp rebuke Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote to the head of the National Review Board, who has accused bishops of dodging reforms adopted after the clergy sex scandal.

Never despair when all seems lost, Pope teaches

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Give thanks to God "who has freed us from the fear of death,” declared the Holy Father in this morning’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the subject of which was Psalm 29.

Italian Catholics debate over Protestant churches

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The renowned Vatican watcher Sandro Magister analyzes the growing debate among Catholic Italians regarding which Protestant denomonitations should be accepted in his weekly article published by L’Espresso Online.

WHO adopts Church strategy to contain Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Church’s message of sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage – as a means to contain the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa – is now beginning to receive support from a number of organizations and governments, including United Nations bodies and U.S. Congress.

National honor roll will recognize top Catholic high schools

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A new initiative will recognize excellence among Catholic high schools in the United States. The Catholic High School Honor Roll will assess Catholic high schools across the country and compile a list of the top 50 schools based on academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education.

BBC takes reality TV to the monastery

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The BBC’s latest attempt to take reality TV to a higher level has sceptics wondering if the program’s objectives will actually be reached.

Spanish families reject distribution of abortion pills to adolescents

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish Family Forum is rejecting an announcement by the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, that the morning after pill will be distributed free of charge to pregnant adolescents “with problems” starting next September.

Irish Archbishop calls on IRA to renounce violence

May 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Sean Brady of Armagh, is calling on the Irish Republican Army to disarm, saying “violence can never be justified.”

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