Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls told journalists today that the “state of the Holy Father’s health has improved.” He also added that the Pope is now eating regularly and proceeded to read a statement on the current situation.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The most effective means to fight abortion and other threats to life is prayer, said Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to the Archdiocese of Detroit, a celebration honoring a local nun and her outreach to gays has been forced to be moved off of Archdiocesan property because it conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a group of youth ministers in the Diocese of Phoenix in January, Bishop Thomas Olmsted said that, “popes this century have described a loss of the sense of sin, a phenomena that is accompanied by the loss of the sense of God. But, through the scandal of child abuse by clergy, this trend may be changing.”
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced this week the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts will release a new document entitled “Dignitas connubii” on the dignity of marriage and the question of annulments on Tuesday, February 8.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Upon learning of the death of 101-year-old Cardinal Corrado Bafile yesterday, the Holy Father sent a telegram to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dean of the College of Cardinals conveying his sadness.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joseph Borrell Fontelles, president of the European Parliament, met this morning with Vatican officials, Angelo Sodano,Cardinal Secretary of State and Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with States.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life is urging the Georgia state Senate to pass a bill that would require medical professionals to inform all women seeking an abortion about the health risks and alternatives to abortion.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.K.-based Catholic Action Group say that a deadline given to CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Oversees Development to withdraw its policy of condom use to fight Aids has expired. Catholic Action Group adamantly points out that this policy is contrary to Church teaching, and should be revoked.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new group in Pittsburgh is reaching out to Catholic men, offering them an opportunity for faith and spiritual formation and fellowship.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While Iraq is calling Sunday's elections a success, Christians in the Mideastern country and in the United States are claiming they were denied the right to vote.
Feb 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Parishes throughout Ecuador are distributing a letter from the executive committee of the Bishops Conference of Ecuador, which warns that science has not negated the abortifacient nature of the so-called morning-after pill.