Archive of May 27, 2005

Archbishop Foley: Catholic editor should have represented Church teaching

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a joint meeting of Catholic communicators in Florida this week, Archbishop John Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said in a speech that ousted ‘America’ magazine editor, Fr. Thomas Reese, should have better represented Catholic teaching during his time with the Jesuit-run journal.

Pope Benedict committed to health care for all, especially the poorest, says Cardinal

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On May 18th, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry told 192 members of the World Health Assembly that Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican are committed to help “bring health care to everyone, especially the most unprotected.”

USCCB commends ban on abortions at military hospitals overseas

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The House of Representatives rejected a measure to allow elective abortions in military hospitals overseas by a vote of 233 to 194 Wednesday.

Pro-abortion group confirms abortions decreased under Bush administration

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The claim that abortions have increased under the presidency of George W. Bush is untrue and based on selective research and an erroneous interpretation of statistics, says a new report by FactCheck. In fact, the report says, the claim was proven wrong by a pro-abortion research organization.

Bishop urges opposition to Delaware bill on embryonic stem-cell research

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics must voice their opposition to new state legislation that would fund embryonic stem-cell research, which involves the killing of the human embryo, said Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli of Wilmington, Delaware.

Court halts proceedings in abuse lawsuits

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. halted proceedings in nearly three dozen sex-abuse lawsuits, filed against the Diocese of Pittsburgh, until the state Supreme Court issues an opinion regarding Pennsylvania's statute of limitations, reported the Associated Press.

San Diego citizens to vote on future of cross landmark

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- San Diego residents will vote July 26 on whether the Mount Soledad War Memorial and the large cross that is erected on it should be transferred to the federal government, reported AgapePress.

Catholics and evangelicals in Paraguay unite in opposition to anti-life, anti-family bill

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During an ecumenical service held at the archdiocesan Cathedral in Asuncion, Paraguay, Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo and various evangelical leaders expressed their rejection of proposed laws that would constitute an attack on human life and the family.

Filipino government investigating attempted bribery of archbishop

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Filipino Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into a bribery attempt on a local archbishop, who received a check sent by promoters of an illegal lottery to try to get him to cease from denouncing the practice.

Australian grandmother proud her cousin is new Pope

May 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Erika Kopp hasn’t seen her cousin since 1979, when he was the cardinal of Munich. But she’s hoping to see him again soon, this time in his new role in service to God and the Church as Pope Benedict XVI.

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