Archive of January 28, 2005

Martyrdom would have been too easy for Pius XII, says Italian professor

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Pius XII was a heroic leader, who kept the Church intact and saved the lives of many with his wise decisions during World War II, says an Italian professor and specialist in religious geopolitics.

Priests for Life supports baby burial

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life voiced their strong support yesterday for the activities conducted by Christians in Boulder, Colo., who for the last decade have buried the remains of babies who were aborted.

UN report shows dramatic increase in contraception and divorce worldwide

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Fertility levels have plummeted in the last 30 years while divorce rates and the use of contraceptives have increased worldwide, says a new UN report. 

Pope encourages “real bonds of communion” between Christians of East and West

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father this morning extended his, "fraternal best wishes to my venerable brothers, the heads of your Churches" as he met with twenty-seven members of the International Commission for Theological Dialogue between representatives of the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Pope will support Armenian efforts for “solid and lasting peace”

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning Pope John Paul II received Robert Kocharian, president of the Republic of Armenia to the Vatican, and recalled their previous meetings, first, in the Vatican in 1999 and later in Yerevan in 2001, during the Pope's apostolic visit to Armenia.

John Paul II appoints new Bishop of Wichita

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Michael Owen Jackels of Lincoln, Nebraska, as bishop of Wichita.

Holy See sponsoring contest to promote classical languages

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See announced this week it will sponsor a contest for articles and reports on film and television that highlight the contribution of the classical languages “in the scientific and cultural development of Europe.”

Archeologist finds evidence of Old Testament validity

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canadian archaeologist Russell Adams, a professor at McMaster University has recently unearthed evidence, which helps to show the historical accuracy of the Bible.

New book explores Catholic on-line relationships

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new book recently released by Ave Maria Singles, an online service for “faith-filled, marriage-minded” Catholics, explores the stories of 25 married couples who have met over the increasingly popular internet site.

University holds conference exploring spiritual meaning of education

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, January 22nd, students, faculty and staff at Franciscan University of Steubenville held a unique event investigating the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of education.

American Collegians for Life conference draws student leaders from around the U.S.

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last weekend, over 300 students from college and university campuses across the nation gathered at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. to affirm the dignity of all human life.

Mexican priest warns sects do not have a right to get rich off of God

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The rector of the Cathedral of León, Father Jose Salome Lemus, warned this week that no religious institution has the right to profit by demanding donation quotas and taking advantage of people’s good will.

Build a society based on Christian principals, says Dominican Republic bishop

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Amancio Escapa of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo is encouraging the faithful to work to build a country in which the Christian principles of freedom, justice and human solidarity prevail.

Archbishop of La Paz encourages Bolivians to preserve unity and democracy in the country

Jan 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Edmundo Abastoflor of La Paz, Bolivia, is calling on the government and on the Bolivian people to “dialogue untiringly” in order “to persevere the unity and democracy” of this South American country.

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