Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an address this morning to the 100 participants of the European education symposium entitled “The Challenges of Education: Recovery, Promises, Commitments,” the Holy Father said that “students must be helped to ‘be more’ not just ‘to have more.’ The educational policies of states take pains to find new perspectives to face the difficulties of young people in their personal life and in the social framework.”
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A newspaper in Iowa revealed yesterday that Presidential Candidate John F. Kerry hates abortion and believes that life begins at conception, but is opposed to legislating his beliefs onto others who don’t share them.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II appointed on Saturday Msgr. Thomas Mitchell Rozanski, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park (Maryland,) as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking of the recent visit to Rome of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as he addressed the crowds of faithful who gathered in St. Peter's Square today to pray the noon Angelus, he said that Catholics and Orthodox are called to remind Europe of it’s Christian roots.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- After the Angelus prayer, John Paul II said that he had accepted an invitation by the bishop of Aosta and "tomorrow, God willing, I will leave to spend a few days in Valle d'Aosta. As I prepare to start this brief vacation my thoughts go to the families who have planned their vacations for this period: I hope they are able to live this time in serene relaxation.”
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican Press office announced on Saturday that Pope John II will not go to Mexico to participate at the International Eucharistic Congress, but he will participate via satellite.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The 18th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, organized by the Holy See Commission for Religious Relations with Jews and the International Jewish Committee on Inter-religious Consultations (IJCIC), will take place from July 5 to 8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in the United States have organized a petition in support of the Federal Marriage Amendment, on which the Senate will vote the next week.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League is calling on U.S. senators to demonstrate that they do not hold an anti-Catholic bias in rejecting the appointment of a Catholic, pro-life judge.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This year’s most talked about movie, “The Passion of The Christ”, will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD and VHS Aug. 31. Church groups are invited to take advantage of a special feature – customized church sleeves and messages on the DVD and VHS cases – intended to increase church participation.
Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Montreal, Canada’s largest diocese, will be short two auxiliary bishops as of September.