Archive of May 13, 2005

Archbishop William Joseph Levada, new head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI announced today that Archbishop William Joseph Levada, until now Archbishop of San Francisco, is succeeding him as the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Benedict forgoes waiting period, begins John Paul II beatification process

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics around the world are rejoicing today with Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he would open the cause for the beatification of his predecessor, John Paul II, who died April 2nd.

Pope Benedict urges priests ‘not to give into fatigue,’ but to ‘be Christ’s witnesses’

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Meeting this morning at St. John Lateran Basilica with members of the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI stressed a priestly formation, which is ‘rooted in Christ’, obedient to one’s Bishop, and which devotes consistent time to prayer.  

WYD 2005 awaits Pope “Mozart of Theology,” Cologne’s Cardinal says

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Spanish daily “La Razon,” the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, said that with the election of Benedict XVI, the original plans for the next World Youth Day were kept in place, as more than one million young people are expected for the event.

Archbishop refuses to attend ceremony honoring pro-abortion politicians

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans has refused to attend Loyola University’s commencement ceremony because the institution has chosen to confer honors to two pro-abortion politicians, Sen. Mary Landrieu and her brother, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

Catholic family camp gears up for summer

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Familyland is gearing up for its annual summer events.

Catholics, Anglicans produce joint document on Mary

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a joint statement, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Anglican Communion Office announced today that the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), will present their report, "Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ," next week in Seattle.

Youth put in good showing at National March for Life in Canada

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canadians turned out in the thousands to demand an end to abortion at the National March for Life yesterday and to voice their support for the creation of a culture of life.

Rainbow Sashers plan nationwide protest calling Pope Benedict ‘liar, homophobe’

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week, Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis took a stand against what he saw as the Eucharist becoming a “battleground.”

Sexism, racism, real roots of filibusters, says women’s group

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Washington-based group, Concerned Women for America (CWA), is calling some Democrat’s filibustering of President Bush’s judicial nominees a blatant act of sexism and racism.

EWTN youth program from Rome on video

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A popular episode of EWTN’s youth program, Life on the Rock, taped in Rome, is now available on video.

New California organization to assist in work of post-abortion recovery

May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new organization has dedicated itself to providing training for post-abortion counseling and creating an international network of abortion-recovery programs.

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