Archive of May 3, 2005

Washington cardinal to seek retirement at 75

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Washington, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, told The Washington Times that he would like to retire after his 75th birthday and will submit his letter of resignation to the Vatican when he turns 75 in July.

Pope welcomes Italian President Ciampi to Vatican

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope Benedict XVI held his first official meeting with Italian President Carlo Azeglion Ciampi at the Vatican.

Vatican prepares for installation of Benedict XVI as Bishop of Rome

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following a whirlwind of activity over the past month, the Holy See is now preparing for the installation of Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Rome on Saturday, May 7.

Saint Benedict at work on reality TV

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- ‘The Monastery’, a new reality TV show slated to air this month on the U.K’s BBC 2, has reportedly left a deep spiritual impact on its five male participants, one of whom, an atheist pornography producer, who gave up his trade and became a believer.

Montana Governor pulls abstinence ads

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of the Montana Family Foundation are up in arms over Governor Brian Schweitzer’s plan to terminate a marriage and family council--put in place by his predecessors—and to pull pro-abstinence T.V. commercials from the state’s airwaves.

Homosexual activists urging faithful to turn Holy Communion into pro-gay statement on Pentecost

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Homosexual activists are urging the faithful to use Holy Communion, the most sacred part of the mass, as a form of protest on Pentecost.

Latin not 'dead' in some churches

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Latin is the language of choice for some churches in southwest Florida, and elsewhere across the country, when it comes to celebrating mass.

Planned Parenthood launches campaign against Pope Benedict XVI

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Planed Parenthood has launched a campaign to motivate all of its members and supporters, nominal Catholics and non-Catholics, to send letters to the editor, requesting that Pope Benedict XVI reconsider his “backward views” and change his opinion on sexual morality.

eBay broadens policy to disallow Eucharist sales

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The on-line auction site, eBay, under fire recently for its sale of Eucharistic hosts allegedly consecrated by the late John Paul II, has decided to broaden its policy on offensive items and disallow future sales of the Eucharist.

Silversmith in Argentina designing “ecumenical chalice” for Benedict XVI

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One of the most renowned silversmith’s in the world, Juan Carlos Pallarols of Argentina, is working on one of his most “ecumenical” projects to date: A chalice with symbolic designs which he will send as a gift to Pope Benedict XVI.

Socialists in Spain aiming to block right to conscientious objection

May 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The “United Left” political party in Spain is launching an effort to block the right to conscientiously object to gay “marriage” and other ant-family measures.

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