Archive of May 24, 2005

Christian leaders not happy with filibuster compromise

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Family Research Council is among numerous groups around the country expressing their distaste for a compromise, which will allow only three of President Bush’s filibustered judicial nominees to receive an up or down vote.

Globalization and Christian morality: Vatican to hold summit

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that it will hold an international summit aimed at understanding moral factors in globalization from May 27th to 28th. 

Catholic memorial opens near Ground Zero

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A beloved chapel, located just 200 yards from the World Trade Center Site, was finally restored and blessed Sunday by Edward Cardinal Egan.

Prayer is legal at graduation ceremonies, says Christian association

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Banning prayer from graduation ceremonies is in violation of the law, said Finn Laursen, executive director of Christian Educators Association International, a trade organization of Christian educators serving in public schools.

Opponents ‘hiding from debate’ on judicial nominees, says legal expert

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Democratic senators refuse to vote on President George Bush’s judicial nominees, claiming they are “extreme.” But Wendy Long, former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, says their opponents are really “hiding from a debate, and hiding from a vote, precisely because these highly qualified judges are the mainstream.”

Ground broken for new Oakland cathedral

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The ground was broken Saturday for one of the only cathedrals to be constructed in California in the last 200 years.

Church teaching is clear, consistent on embryonic stem cell research, expert says

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the latest edition of the on-line magazine, ‘The Window’, editor Deal Hudson challenges the thinking of many Catholic politicians who support issues like abortion and embryonic stem cell research, showing readers how to tackle these debates themselves.

‘The Godfather’ filmmaker releases film on John Paul II

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Legendary filmmaker Robert Evans has released a new film on the life of Pope John Paul II. Evans’ most well known films include “The Godfather” and “Chinatown.”

Brazilian postal service to issue stamp in honor of John Paul II

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Brazilian postal service announced it will issue a commemorative stamp in honor of John Paul II during a special ceremony on May 24.

5000 children confirmed in Australia

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Over 40,000 parents, teachers and friends packed Sydney’s Superdome on Saturday to witness the Confirmation of some 5,000 young people who received the gift of the Holy Spirit unto strength.

New primate of Nicaragua: The Gospel needs more witnesses of faith

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his installation Mass as Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes told those in attendance that “what the Gospel needs most is personal witnesses of the faith,” and he exhorted the faithful to be “a missionary and pilgrim Church” because Catholics “can and should be evangelizers.”

Benedict XVI will captivate young people, says Spanish cardinal

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said this week he is convinced young people will flock to Cologne in the same way they have for previous World Youth Days convened by Pope John Paul II and that Benedict XVI will captivate young people in the same way as his predecessor.

Case of abuse sparks rapid response from Argentinean diocese

May 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of San Isidro, Argentina, revealed this week the immediate measures taken in response to a possible case of clergy abuse.

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