Archive of October 14, 2004

Congregation of Liturgy releases suggestions for Year of the Eucharist

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments has released a document today with suggestions and proposals for living out the Year of the Eucharist.  The document, entitled "The Year of the Eucharist: Suggestions and Proposals," has been written in answer to instructions put forth by Pope John Paul II in his October 7 Apostolic Letter "Mane nobiscum Domine."

Vatican encourages recovering use of Latin, Gregorian chant

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, in its new document, “The Year of the Eucharist: Suggestions and Proposals,” released today in Italian, has encouraged familiarity of Latin, indicating it’s necessity, especially in housed of formation and in seminaries, for prayer and singing in Latin, particularly Gregorian chant.

Pope Appoints three new Bishops in the US

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II has appointed three new bishops to lead the U.S. dioceses of Columbus, Grand Island, and Harrisburg.

Papal audiences were attended by 1.5 million faithful in 2004

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Prefecture of the Papal Household, on the annual publication of the figures relative to papal audiences, just before the anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s election to the papacy on October 16, 1978, has stated that the Pope has received 1,512,300 people in audiences in 2004.

Ferrari to make Pope special anniversary car

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The president of Ferrari, Luca Montezemolo, has said that the Formula One team will build a special model car for Pope John Paul II to mark the 26th anniversary of his pontificate.

Attack on Catholic health care unwarranted, based on errors of fact

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A recent Boston Globe article, which targeted Catholic health care providers and laws that protect them from participating in abortion, is based on egregious errors of fact, says Maureen K. Bailey, public policy analyst for the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.

Judge orders Church documents be made public in sex-abuse case

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The files of Catholic priests, accused of sexual abuse, should be made public, a California judge said in a tentative ruling Oct. 12.

New Catholic University holds inaugural gala

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- New Catholic University (NCU) held its inaugural gala Sept. 25 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Beatification process moving forward for German bishop who opposed Nazis

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The cause for beatification of Cardinal Clemens August von Galen, Bishop of Muenster during World War II and the Nazi regime could be completed next year, according to Archdiocesan sources.

Pro-life groups call for end to “abortion tourism” in wake of British investigative report

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of an investigative report by the UK’s The Sunday Telegraph uncovering illegal late-term abortions obtained by British women at a Barcelona clinic, several pro-life groups released information on other similar cases in Spain, calling for an end to “abortion tourism.”

Morning after pill does not reduce abortions in general, and increases abortions among teenagers

Oct 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The head of the Department of Biopathology at La Fe Hospital in Valencia, Spain, Dr. Justo Aznar Lucea, reaffirmed this week the data on the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill, its failure to reduce the number of pregnancies, and its resulting in an increase in teenage pregnancy in countries where it is used.

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