Archive of June 22, 2004

87 new causes for sainthood promulgated today in Vatican

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The causes for the beatification and canonization of 87 Servants of God were promulgated this morning in the Clementine Hall in the presence of the Holy Father, members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the postulators of the respective causes. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, read a biography of each of the lives of the Servants of God.

Bush pushes marriage plan on campaign trail in Ohio

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush promoted his Healthy Marriage Initiative yesterday while on his campaign fundraising trail through Ohio. The $1.5-billion program proposes to offer premarital counseling to parents on welfare.

Pope to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Square with Patriarch of Constantinople in attendance

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Tuesday, June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, the Pope will celebrate the Eucharist at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's Square, with Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople in attendance.

Some upset that Planned Parenthood to benefit from Sidewinders game

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A fundraising event tomorrow for Planned Parenthood has got a Christian radio show host riled up. Every year, the Pima County Board of Supervisors chooses four local non-profit groups to receive the ticket proceeds from select Sidewinders games.

Cardinal Arinze urges dialogue, harmony among Christians and Muslims in Nigeria

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Dialogue, respect, mutual acceptance and the promotion of development and justice are the best ways to create positive relations between Christians and Muslims, said Francis Cardinal Arinze this weekend at a lecture, marking the 50th anniversary of the Knights of Saint Mulumba in Nigeria.

Pope’s preacher speaks at Franciscan university

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .-  One of the Pope’s preachers travelled to the Franciscan University of Steubenville to speak before 1,300 people during a recent Catholic Charismatic Conference, reported the Herald-Star.

Archbishop slams Venezuelan government plan to revamp religious laws

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Baltazar Porras of Merida and President of the Bishops Conference of Venezuela told reporters this week the aim a new federal law on religious freedom is not advancement of other minority religions or associations but rather to “give a whipping” to the Catholic Church.

Envoy expresses support of Pope to flood victims in Dominican Republic

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and special envoy of Pope John Paul II to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, toured areas in those countries this weekend affected by recent flooding.

AP report recognizes heroic work of priests who risk their lives for peace in Colombia

Jun 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A story by Associated Press reporter Kim Housego is revealing the danger that hundreds of priests in Colombia face on a daily basis in their mission to bring peace to the troubled country.

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