Archive of June 10, 2004

Pope announces to the world a Year of the Eucharist to begin October 2004

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II has declared a Year of the Eucharist for the Universal Church. It will begin with the Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October 2004 and end with the Synod of bishops at the Vatican in October 2005. The theme of the synod will be “The Eucharist: source and summit of the life and mission of the Church."

Catholic U.S. military chaplain wounded in Iraq

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic priest is in critical but stable condition after being hurt by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Fr. Tim Vakoc is believed to be the first military chaplain wounded in the war in the Middle East, a spokesman for Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., said June 8.

Richmond bishop released from hospital in Portsmouth

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Francis DiLorenzo is expected to be back in his office today after having been admitted to hospital Tuesday.

U.S. bishops raise funds for Haiti after floods

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a campaign to assist the Catholic Church in Haiti after floods and landslides devastated the poverty-stricken Caribbean country.

Peruvian congresswoman scolds UN official about support for feminist groups

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A bold Peruvian congresswoman took the occasion of a visit by UN Human Rights official Paul Hunt to scold the United Nations for giving more funds to feminist lobby groups than to the poor and those most in need.

Priest loses youth ministry job after celebrating Mass at conference for homosexuals

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Juan Maria Uriarte of San Sebastian has terminated Fr. Juan Cruz Mendizabal’s tenure as the diocese’s director of Youth Ministry after he celebrated the closing Mass for a controversial conference for homosexuals last month.

Bishop calls on Brazilian priests to stay out of political campaigns

Jun 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a pastoral letter in preparation for upcoming elections in October, Archbishop Eurico dos Santos Veloso of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, is calling on priests and those involved in ministry to stay out of political campaigns and on the faithful to “responsibly vote with their conscience.”

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