Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Appearing in a good form on Wednesday, Pope John Paul presided over the 150th Anniversary of the Immaculate Conception and consecrated the Church tu Mary. The Pontiff reminded Catholics that the dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius IX is a central element of their faith.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul condemned on Wednesday the bombing of two churches in Iraq, the latest in a series of attacks against the Christian community.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue commended four major department stores in New York for wishing their Jewish patrons Happy Chanukah, but questions “why these stores, and others, have such a hard time wishing Christians Merry Christmas” when Christians represent the majority of the population.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Two local congressmen have intervened in the 15-year battle to save the cross atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla, Ca. They say their proposition will keep the cross where it is.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An Ohio woman is waiting to hear from the Catholic Church’s international tribunal in Rome whether her husband has a lawful reason, according to the Catholic Code of Canon law, for leaving her and their four children.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A mock documentary about a Jewish man who tries to meet Pope John Paul II while dressed as the devil, was named best Canadian film Sunday at the Whistler Film Festival.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Boston College and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology are discussing a merger, reported the Associated Press.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The influential Jesuit magazine “La Civilitá Cattolica,” whose content is reviewed by the Vatican Secretary of State, has published an article by Father Angel Macchi, SJ, in the current edition in which Father Macchi offers very positive comments on the reelection of George W. Bush.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Estanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, said this week during the II Assembly of the Christian Life Movement in Lima, Peru, that the Church needs radical commitment to the Gospel at the dawn of the Third Millennium.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Anglican Archbishop of York, David Hope, told the newspaper “The Telegraph” on Sunday that because of the ordination of an actively homosexual bishop, the Anglican Church is “on the verge of implosion.”
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, 100 young people in Lima, Peru, made a promise to the Blessed Mother to live in chastity while they discern the state of life to which they are called.
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A day After Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, northern Iraq, watched his home go up in flames when “Mujahedin,” – Muslim fighters of the “holy war” –bombed the building, priests from Baghdad asked the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need to “pray for us and especially for Archbishop Rahho.”
Dec 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students recently announced it’s seventh annual National Student Leadership Conference to be held in Denver this January.