Archive of February 1, 2005

Report alleges Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Washington-based human rights group alleges that the Saudi Arabian government is disseminating propaganda through American mosques that teaches hatred of Jews and Christians.

NY Bishop pulls sponsorship of Sen. Clinton event

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Edward Kmiec of Buffalo pulled his support of a public speech U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton gave at the Jesuit-run Canisius College yesterday.

Pope tells Australian Catholic lawyers to defend the rights of the unborn

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II issued a rare personal message this week to Australia's Catholic lawyers’ association, urging them to defend the "inviolable dignity and rights of every human being - from conception until natural death," reported the Sidney Morning Herald.

Cardinal Rouco says secularism is becoming common throughout Europe

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops Conference of Spain and Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, said last week the secularism referred to by Pope John Paul II in his message to the Spanish bishops is a common problem throughout Europe.

Hollywood heavyweight hired to produce Bible films

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Academy Award-winning producer of “Chariots of Fire”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Gandhi” was hired to head Visual Bible International Inc.

Pope John Paul II hospitalized for flu complications

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II has been hospitalized in Rome, CNA has learned. The ailing pontiff was taken to the Agostino Gemelli Hospital at 10:50 p.m. Rome time and is undergoing medical exams at the Hospital’s 10th  floor.

Pope says priestly candidates must be capable of living celibacy

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public today, the Holy Father stressed that seminaries must carefully verify the capability of their candidates to live a celibate life from the moment of their admittance. He particularly underlined the fact that this must happen immediately on their entrance into the seminary.

Flu-like symptoms cause Holy Father to cancel Wednesday audience

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced this morning that the Holy Father will not hold his usual Wednesday audience scheduled for tomorrow.

Pope focuses prayer on humane medical treatment, especially for the poor

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Vatican announced the Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of February.

Pope encourages Legionaries to be faithful to their founder and united to the rock of Peter

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father addressed the third Ordinary General Chapter of the Legion of Christ, currently meeting in Rome in a message made public yesterday evening.

Italian Network to air pope cartoon scrapped by BBC

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a decision that has upset many, the Italian television network CanalJimmy has decided to air a cartoon series originally scrapped by the BBC which mocks the pope and the Vatican.

Holy See recommends change of structure for United Nations

Feb 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday in New York, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore addressed the plenary regarding discussion on the recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change.

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