Archive of May 28, 2004

Pope says U.S. bishops must confront culture of relativism with the Gospel

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing a group of American bishops from Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee, Pope John Paul II spoke about the urgency of confronting the spirit of agnosticism and relativism with the Gospel. “Every Christian, in carrying out (the) prophetic mission, has taken on a personal responsibility for the divine truth revealed in the Incarnate Word,” said the Pope.

Archbishop O’Malley assures faithful that church closings is step in right direction

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Boston’s massive parish reorganization is necessary to advance the mission of the church, said Archbishop Sean O’Malley at a press conference yesterday.

Polls surveys voter opinions on Catholic Church and politics

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- About 66 percent of the Catholics surveyed in a recent national poll said U.S. Catholic bishops should not publicly pressure Catholic politicians on abortion;  and 87 percent said the bishops’ comments would not influence their vote in November, according to a poll carried out independently by the Quinnipiac University.

Vatican highlights importance of Muslim-Christian Summit in Qatar

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a press release, the Vatican Press Office higlighted the historic relevance of the Mulsim-Christian Dialogue that started on Thursday and will end on Saturday, May 29 at Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

Pope calls Slovenia to remain faithful to its Christian tradition

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Upon receiving Anton Rop, Prime Minister of Slovenia, Pope John Paul called the Balkan nation separated from Yugoslavia to remain faithful to its Christian tradition.

Vatican publishes guidelines for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a communique released today, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced the publication of the “Lineamenta” for its Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly. The gathering is to be held from October 2 to 29, 2005, and will be dedicated to the theme: “The Eucharist, source and culmination of the life and mission of the Church.”

Cardinal Pell says Australia has an obligation to help ‘build a decent Iraq’

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- George Cardinal Pell believes Australia has an obligation to try to build a decent society in postwar Iraq.

Cuban bishops worried by US measures to tighten embargo

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Cuba issued a statement this week expressing their concern about recent measures the US said it would take to tighten the embargo against the island.  They also said decried the prices hikes the Cuban government said it will implement in response.

Colombian bishops: 40 years of mourning is legacy of Guerrilla

May 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Fearing the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) might “celebrate” the 40th anniversary of their uprising with violence, the bishops of Colombia are asking the group to seek new paths to peace.

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