Archive of May 19, 2005

Cardinal Keeler to boycott graduation

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler has announced that he will boycott Loyola College of Maryland’s graduation ceremony because former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani—a firm supporter of abortion--will deliver the commencement address.

Pope commends Latin American Bishop’s Council, calls them to strengthen families, vocations

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Vatican released a letter from Pope Benedict XVI, commending the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), which celebrates its 50th anniversary, for “invigorating…the new evangelization” called for by John Paul II.

Files show diocese masked sexual abuse by shuffling priests

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Diocesan personnel files of 15 priests and teachers indicate that officials of the Diocese of Orange in Southern California moved pedophile priests between parishes for two decades, reported Reuters.

Faithful urged to pray against judicial activism

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Christian coalition is urging America’s church leaders and members to pray for an end to judicial activism and for Senators will stop misusing the filibuster rule.

Investigation shows Vatican Radio emissions within acceptable limits

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following charges of violating Italian environmental laws, including jail sentences for two Vatican Radio officials, a new study has shown that emissions from Vatican Radio towers are within acceptable limits of Italian regulations.

‘With peace and reconciliation,’ says Pope, Macedonia could become an example to Balkans

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict greeted Bartolomej Kajtazi, the Holy See’s new ambassador from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and reaffirmed that country’s commitment to reconciliation and peace.

Cardinal urges Congress to reject bill supporting embryonic stem-cell research

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal William H. Keeler has urged Congress to reject a bill, which would allow the use of federal funds to support research that involves the use of new human embryos from fertility clinics.

Vatican seminar to explore Liturgy and pursuit of peace

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A seminar begins today in the Vatican, which will explore cultural and pastoral factors which link liturgical life more closely with social and political strides for peace.

Princeton finally grants official recognition to Christian student group

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Princeton University has granted official recognition to an evangelical Christian student group after two months of debate.

Congressional doctors ‘debunk’ stem cell myths

May 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the nation’s capital, four physician members of congress will give a presentation on medical strides being made with cord blood and adult stem cells, which they say, make “pale the ‘promise’ surrounding controversial embryo stem cell research.”

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