Archive of September 22, 2004

Solidarity of the suffering Christ transforms and guides us toward the beautiful plan of God, says Pope

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In today’s weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II emphasized the transformative power of Christ’s solidarity with humanity and the “courageous faith” with which He patiently accepted suffering, thus healing our wounded humanity and guiding us towards God’s beautiful plan. The Pope spoke on the hymn of the second chapter of the first letter of St. Peter, "The voluntary passion of Christ, Servant of God "...

Tucson Catholics strong in faith despite diocese filing for bankruptcy

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Tucson may have filed for bankruptcy protection, but its Catholics are hardly bankrupt of their faith. Tucson Catholics are keeping their faith and are standing behind their bishop and his decision Monday to ensure the future of the diocese by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

President Bush calls for “comprehensive ban on human cloning,” in address to United Nations

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday morning, in a address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Presidente George W. Bush announced his government's support for a "comprehensive ban on human cloning."

Meeting on pastoral care of migrants produces recommendations for European bishops

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The consequences of the enlargement of the European Union for the Church's pastoral care for migrants in Europe was the theme of the meeting of the Commission for Migration and the European Directors for the Pastoral Care of Migrants of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) in Mechelen, Belgium, from September 17-19.

Deal Hudson to leave post as publisher of Crisis Magazine

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In his weekly e-letter, Deal Hudson, publisher of Crisis Magazine for more than 10 years, announced yesterday he is leaving his post to assume new responsibilities that will keep him associated with the magazine.

Radio campaign to urge Catholics to ‘vote their faith’

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Citizens of Illinois (CCI) will launch a radio ad campaign next month, designed to motivate Catholics to go to the polls Nov. 2 and “vote their faith.”

Peruvian bishops enlists help of lawyers to ensure justice in forged letters scandal

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Peru published an official statement yesterday reaffirming unity among the country’s bishops and announcing it has hired a group of lawyers to join in calling on authorities to bring about “true justice” in the case of forged letters that ex-Justice Minister, Fernando Olivera, gave to the Vatican in an attempt to besmirch Peruvian Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani.

Spanish bishops applaud government’s efforts to alleviate world hunger

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, Secretary and Spokesman for the Bishops Conference of Spain, applauded the decision by Spain this week to join in an initiative to eradicate world hunger, even if that means “tightening our belts.”

Moscow disco to be converted into church

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A 24 year-old seminarian and member of the Neocatechumenate has purchased a disco in Moscow and said he intends to convert the building into a church.

Church in China growing despite persecution

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has issued a report saying the Catholic Church in China is growing despite communist persecution and repression.

Human situation in Darfur is "unbelievably desperate" says Salesian missionary in Sudan

Sep 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Salesian Father Jim Comino gave testimony of the dire situation in the Darfur region of Sudan during a recent visit to the national office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Vienna, Austria, saying flatly that "We cannot leave them in the hands of their executors."

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