Archive of February 8, 2005

New Vatican document calls for reform and a genuine search for truth in annulment cases

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican, this morning announced the presentation of a new instructional document to be used by Diocesan and Interdiocesan tribunals in handling cases of marriage annulment.

U.S. Secretary of State discusses Middle East, religious freedom with Vatican officials

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During her first official diplomatic trip, new United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited yesterday with Vatican Secretary of State Angelo Sodano.

Priests' group calls on Democratic Party to be more inclusive of pro-lifers

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life is calling on the Democratic Party to be more representative of grassroots Democrats and inclusive of pro-lifers. It issued this statement after former congressman Tim Roemer dropped out of the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Pro-lifers affirm Chicago court's ruling declaring IVF embryo a ‘human being’

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Chicago court ruled Feb. 4 that an embryo, which was killed in a fertility clinic, was a "human being" and the parents are entitled to sue for wrongful death for the loss of their child, reported LifeSiteNews.

Defrocked Boston priest convicted on all charges of child rape

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One of the most high-profile clergy sex-abuse cases finally came to a close yesterday with the conviction of defrocked priest Paul Shanley.

Catholic group warns British priests about pro-condom policy of Catholic charity

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The British organization Catholic Action Group has launched a boycott of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Feb. 1.

Cardinal Rivera says Holy Father will give himself to the very end

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of Sunday Mass at the Archdiocesan Cathedral, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, said, “We know (the Holy Father) will give of himself until the very end of his life.”

Global Catholic network to air installation of Archbishop Gomez

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The global Catholic television network, EWTN has announced that it will air Archbishop Jose Gomez’s installation as the new Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas.

Archbishop denounces campaign to discredit Church in Argentina

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his weekly Sunday message, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, expressed regret at the political and ideological spin that is being attributed to his statements, and he stated that a campaign to discredit the Church in Argentina is taking place.

Chilean archbishop says Pope is example of faithfulness in suffering

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Cristian Caro of Puerto Montt, Chile, expressed his admiration for the witness of strength of Pope John Paul II in the face of illness, and he said the Pope is “an extraordinary example of faithfulness to the mission God entrusted to him.”

Sects provoking division in Mexican dioceses, says bishop

Feb 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jose Luis Amezcua Melgoza of Campeche, Mexico, said this week the large presence of sects in his diocese is leading to division among the local communities.

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