Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Before the Angelus yesterday, Pope John Paul II remarked that August is an important month for many Marian churches and shrines, which organize special celebrations and receive numerous pilgrims. The icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which had been taken out of Russia in the last century, will be returned to Russia and given to the Russian Patriach Alexei II this week.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Hispanic business and community leaders met with regional bishops, including Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, at the St. Malo Conference Center in the Archdiocese of Denver August 20-22 to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by rapid Hispanic growth not only in Colorado – 73 percent in the past decade – but also throughout the region.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archibishop Charles Chaput of Denver spoke to prominent Catholic businessmen on the relationship of the Christian with money at the Conference “Christian values and Financial Success” that convoked some 20 Latino Business leaders and Bishops at the St. Malo Retreat and Conference Center near Denver, Colorado, August 20-22.
Russian Catholics hope to pray in front of icon of Our Lady of Kazan before it is handed over to OrthodoxAug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Moscow have asked their Archbishop Mgr. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz about the possibility of praying for Christian unity before the icon of Our Lady of Kazan prior to being given to the Orthodox Church in the Kremlin. However, as of yet they have not received an answer.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Eucharist leads the faithful to holiness and is the secret to the New Evangelization, said Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the Vatican’s secretary of state, on behalf of Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the 55th National Liturgy Week, Aug. 23-27.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the few days before the Vatican’s icon of Our Lady of Kazan will make its way to Russia and be given to the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Pope John Paul II will take some time to pray and venerate the icon.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Shortly after the papal announcement at Castelgandolfo regarding the return of an icon of Our Lady of Kazan to the Russia, nearly all of the media in Russia covered the remarks by Pope John Paul II.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, patriarch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, made a rare visit to Rochester and Irondequoit Aug. 21 to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from Russia, reported DemocratandChronicle.com.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Alongside U.S. troops, on a battlefield of intense bombing and gunfire, stands one unarmed man – a military chaplain – ready to serve and minister to the living and the fallen.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Thirty-three parishes in rural North Dakota will close within the next six years due a shift of the population to urban centres, leaving parishes with too few members and priests to carry out the ministry of the church, reported GrandForksHerald.com.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A national poll in Nicaragua has revealed that despite a general distrust of institutions, 70% of Nicaraguans consider the Catholic Church to be the most trustworthy institution in this Central American country.
Aug 23, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Ramon de la Rosa, called on the government to “fully commit itself” to addressing the crisis the country faces, and he asked Dominicans to support the measures announced by newly elected President Leonel Fernandez.