Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Church today mourns the death of Cardinal Jan P. Schotte, C.I.C.M. in Rome yesterday at the age of 76.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Mass attendance in the United States has remained stable in the last four years, despite the clergy sex abuse crisis, says a new study released yesterday by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an interview yesterday on Catholic Italian television, Pio Cardinal Laghi said President George W. Bush was “wrong” in saying that the war in Iraq would be “quick.”
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “Communion and Proclaiming the Gospel” was the theme of a meeting today in Rome in which Pope John Paul II welcomed 150 participants in the inter-eparchal synod and the Italo-Albanian eparchies in Italy.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A recent audit of the Diocese of Tucson found that its sex-abuse prevention policies and practices are in compliance with the norms established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A popular and well-respected investigative television journalist put aside his camera and mic to take on the role of chief spokesman and executive director of communications for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The same-sex marriage debate has caused a rift in the ecumenical movement in southwestern Ontario.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Mike Grothem had been in many bands before, but never one like this.
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the diocesan fundraising campaign began this week, Bishop José Guadalupe Martín Rabago of León, Mexico, called on the faithful to be generous and reminded them that, “all of us are responsible for the life of the Church.”
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In response to a plan to install condom dispensing machines in the regions of San Luis de Potosí, Mexico, Bishop Roberto Octavio Balmori of the Diocese of Ciudad Valles said this week, “The use of condom machines is just escapism. What is needed is education.”
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While the year-long debate on legalizing embryonic stem cell research continues in the Brazilian Congress, the President of the National Bishops Conference of Brazil, Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, denounced some scientists who “sell hopes to a whole list of seriously ill people, as if, once the law is approved, effective therapies will at once be able to take place.”
Jan 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Referring to the recent Supreme Court decision, which declared the Catholic Church was not responsible for sexual abuse committed by an ex-priest, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago, Cristián Contreras, said this week the “Church does not hide crimes nor provide impunity.”