Archive of January 24, 2005

Pope tells Spanish Bishops to have “no fear” promoting vocations

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, the Pope received the first group of Spanish prelates who have just completed their "ad limina" visit.

Pope tells media they “have enormous potential for promoting peace”

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Pope made public today his message for the 39th Day of Social Communications which is due to be held on May 8, 2005, on the theme: "The Communications Media: at the service of understanding among peoples."

“World needs to build a future of peace among men,” says Pope

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today at the Vatican, John Paul II received the Letters of Credence of Monique Patricia Antoinette Frank, the new ambassador to the Holy See from the Netherlands.

Pope calls seminarians to put the Eucharist as “the point of reference for your lives”

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father today received the rector, students, former students and superiors of the diocesan seminary of Rome, the "Almo Collegio Capranica," on the occasion of the feast day of their patroness, St Agnes.

Pope expresses grief over death of Italian soldier in Iraq

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following the news of the death of the Italian warrant officer Simone Cola in Nasiriya, Iraq, Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, in the Pope's name, sent a letter of condolence to Bishop Salvatore Boccaccio of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy.

Pope calls faithful to be witnesses of full communion

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before praying the midday Angelus today, the Pope reminded the thousands of faithful gathered in St Peter's Square that "the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being held over these days.”

Denver Archbishop calls anniversary of Roe vs. Wade “a day of Hope”

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking to a standing room only crowd at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Denver on Saturday called the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, “a day of hope” for the faithful.

Abortion provider blasts Colorado parish for burial of aborted babies

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Friday night, over 200 people packed into Sacred Heart of Mary Church, just south of Boulder, Colorado to mourn those who had been killed by abortion.

Primate of Canada weighs in on same-sex marriage debate

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canada’s top cleric is calling for a “genuine debate” on the federal government’s proposed same-sex marriage legislation and warns that such a law “threatens to unleash nothing less than a cultural upheaval whose negative consequences are still impossible to predict.

Newly elected leader of Legion of Christ expresses desire to “remain faithful to charism”

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Legionaries of Christ have elected Father Alvaro Corcuera Martinez del Rio to be general director of the order after Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the order and its director since 1941 turned down his reelection.

New UNICEF director give pro-life groups hope

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life groups hope that the new executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will bring the organization back to its original values of caring for children’s health, reported the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute.

Cardinal Lopez Trujillo weighs in on condom use and AIDS

Jan 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, told the RCN Radio Network in Colombia last week that the Church does not approve of the use of condoms because their use “implies sexually immoral conduct.”

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