Archive of July 5, 2004

Education must help in "being more" rather than "having more," Pope says

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.”

Kerry on his Catholicism again: says he "hates abortion" but won't impose his view on others

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.

Pope appoints new Auxliary Bishop in Baltimore

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.

Catholic and Orthodox can recover Europe's Christian soul, Pope says

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.

Before leaving to the Italian Alps, Pope wishes time of rest to workers

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.”

Pope will not go to Mexico, but will close International Eucharistic Congress via satellite

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.

Jewish-Catholic Committee meets in Argentina

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.

Group mobilizes Catholics, organizes petition to support marriage amendment

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.

Catholic League challenges U.S. senators to vote for Catholic judge

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.

Church groups can include message on home version of Gibson film

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.

Canada’s largest diocese to lose two auxiliary bishops

Jul 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Montreal, Canada’s largest diocese, will be short two auxiliary bishops as of September.

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