Archive of May 26, 2005

US Bishops react to stem cell bills

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush has promised to veto a bill, which would allow government funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Bush made his intention know after the House approved H.R. 810 on Tuesday.

Catholic group calls Showtime’s mockery of Mother Teresa, vicious, monstrous

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Shareholders in the media giant, Viacom, will be greeted by many unhappy faces as they enter a meeting at New York’s Marriot Marquis Hotel this afternoon.

Senate confirms pro-life to Appeals Court, others to follow

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On a 56-43 vote, the Senate has confirmed Pricilla Owens, a Texas Sunday school teacher, to a spot on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Catholics urged to pray for canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Washington-based Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions announced recently that they have declared July 14th as an official day of prayer for the canonization of Blessed Keteri Tekakwitha, the first Native American proposed for Saintood.

Knights of Columbus welcome Bush’s threat to veto stem-cell research bill

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush's decision to veto embryonic stem-cell research legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives is "a principled stand in defense of human life,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Bishops declare Latin America to be in “state of mission”

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Council of Latin American Bishops’ Conference (CELAM) wrapped up its 30th Plenary Assembly by declaring to continent to be in “a state of mission” and calling on Catholics of Latin America and the Caribbean to meet the challenge of evangelizing other continents.

Gunmen release hostages and bishop in Philippines

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Gunmen in the Philippines released 13 hostages yesterday, including a Catholic bishop, after having kidnapped them the day before in the southern region of the country.

Chilean bishops express spiritual solidarity with family members of missing soldiers

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Juan Barros of the Military Diocese of Chile and Bishop Miguel Caviedes of Los Angeles, Chile, traveled to southern Chile to meet with family members of the soldiers who died or went missing during a snow storm in the Andes near Antuco.

Spanish television promotes homosexual “marriage” in children’s programming

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last Wednesday during the children’s program “Los Lunnis,” the Spanish Television network (TVE) broadcast a segment entitled “Different Weddings,” in which children were told about different ways to get married, including homosexual “marriage.”

Christ wishes to come to all mankind, Pope says

May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which took place in the square facing the Basilica of St. John Lateran’s, Pope Benedict XVI highlighted the necessity for Christians to encounter Christ in order to be able to proclaim Him to all nations.

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