Archive of March 2, 2005

Matano appointed Bishop of Burlington

Mar 2, 2005 - 10:00 pm .- The Vatican recently announced that Pope John Paul has appointed Msgr. Salvatore Ronald Matano as Bishop Coadjutor of the diocese of Burlington in Vermont.

Cardinal reports, Pope is speaking, voice is ‘strong,’ may go to Germany in August

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Joaquin Meissner, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany commented to reporters this morning after a brief visit with the Holy Father that he is now speaking again and has a “strong” voice.

Terri Schiavo’s brother to speak at Princeton University

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Terri Schindler Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, is scheduled to speak today on the Princeton University campus about his 41-year-old disabled sister, whose life depends on a court decision.

CWA says Supreme Court should uphold Ten Commandments displays

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Concerned Women for America (CWA) is cautiously optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court will affirm the constitutionality of public displays of the Ten Commandments along with other symbols of law on government property.

US bishops applaud Supreme Court decision revoking death penalty for juveniles

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to revoke the death penalty for juvenile offenders and is pleased that the United States has now “joined the rest of the world in outlawing (these) executions.”

President invites Catholic schools to offer supplemental services through state program

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush and the Secretary of Education have encouraged Catholic schools and their leaders to consider being providers of supplemental educational services under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Vatican discusses need for U.N. reform with foreign minister of Gabon

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today the Vatican announced that Jean Ping, foreign minister of Gabon met with Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano and other Vatican officials to discuss the need for reform in the United Nations.

New bishop of Saginaw seeks to nurture vocations

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The currents are set to change in the Diocese of Saginaw with the recent arrival of a new bishop.

Catholic Couple goes on-line with Marriage prep course

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Christian and Christine Meert are helping Catholics from as far away as India, Poland and even Iraq, prepare for Catholic marriage.

Prisoners have right to be considered a person, says Cardinal Martino

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking at a Vatican sponsored seminar on the human dignity of prisoners, Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told 80 invited guests that being imprisoned never separates one from God's love and, therefore, from the human dignity that derives from and is rooted in this love.

Baghdad Bishop sees bright future for Iraq

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Months after abandoning churches and places of worship fearing more bombings, Andraos Abouna, Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad of the Chaldeans happily reported recently that Catholics are finally returning to Mass.

Stop speculating about next Pope, keep praying for this one says Philippino Archbishop

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a statement given yesterday, Archbishop Oscar Cruz, of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines made media waves when he told Catholics to stop speculating on who would replace Pope John Paul II and instead, pray for his recovery.

Judicial Confirmation group fighting ‘attacks’ against President’s nominees

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Washington-based Judicial Confirmation network, recently began mobilizing a fight to halt what they call “blatantly partisan and personal attacks on many of the President’s nominees to the Federal Courts.”

Mexican bishops encourage “active and responsible” participation in coming elections

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message entitled, “Voting, a Democratic Responsibility,” the bishops of Mexico are encouraging Catholics to actively participate in political life.  “We trust they will be capable of constructive and creative criticism appropriate of Christians,” they stated.

Tijuana bishop denounces “educational” songs that exalt drug traffickers

Mar 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Rafael Romo Muñoz of Tijuana, Mexico, is denouncing the inclusion of songs that exalt drug trafficking in textbooks promoted by Secretariat of Public Education.

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