Archive of June 15, 2004

Bush rejects calls on stem-cell research

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush rejected calls yesterday from Ronald Reagan's family and others to relax restrictions on stem-cell research in order to pursue potential cures for illnesses, reported The Associated Press. Bush, who opposes using embryos for stem-cell research, signed an executive order in August 2001, limiting federal funding for stem-cell research to the 78 embryonic stem-cell lines then in existence.

Vatican holds consultation on “New Age”

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The “New Age” is the topic of a three day consultation at the Vatican that bagan yesterday as a follow-up to the February 2003 provisional document entitled "Jesus Christ Bearer of Living Water, A Christian Reflection on the 'New Age'."

Facts of the Inquistion must be known in order to correct “false images,” says Pope

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A volume entitled “The Inquisition,” based on the Symposium on the subject that took place in the Vatican in 1998 was presented this morning by Cardinals Roger Etchegaray, former president of the Central Committee of the Grand Jubilee of the Year 2000, Jean-Louis Tauran, archivist and librarian of Holy Roman Church and George Cottier, O.P., pro-theologian of the Pontifical Household.

Pope makes massive changes in Barcelona, appoints new bishops

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Today the Holy Father erected two new dioceses in Cataluña, Spain, from the territory taken from the archdiocese of Barcelona, which has at the same time been raised to a metropolitan see.

Irish singing raises funds for Catholic charity in Fiji

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The ING National Capital Marathon had a unique participant this year. Patrick McLaughlin, a resident of the Greater Montreal area, joined in the event, playing instruments and singing traditional Irish songs in an effort to raise funds for a Catholic charity that is close to his heart.

To disregard God is suicide for man, says Spanish Archbishop

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Oviedo said that to disregard God is suicide for mankind and society.

Archbishops says Venezuelan Catholics should consider themselves “privileged” for having faith

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jorge Urosa of Valencia, Venezuela, told Catholics this past weekend they should value their faith and consider themselves “privileged” for having a life of hope.

Mankind and society have a need for God, Archbishop tells Bolivians

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of Corpus Christi in Bolivia, Archbishop Edmundo Abastoflor of La Paz told President Carlos Mesa, local leaders and the faithful gathered together for the ceremony that systems which ignore God fail to provide for the well being of mankind.

Communion at the center of Bishops’ meeting

Jun 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- While US Bishops were getting ready to discuss this afternoon at the Inverness hotel in Denver a common stand on weather to deny Holy Communion  to Catholic public authorities who support abortion, pressure groups outside the hotel exchanged words on the issue.

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