Archive of June 1, 2005

Pope challenges Christians to imitate Mary, take Christ to others

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Marking the traditional end of the month of May, Pope Benedict XVI addressed faithful who had processed from the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians to the Vatican garden’s Grotto of Lourdes, and told called them to imitate Mary as she carried Christ to the world.

Pope entrusts copyright for all his works to Vatican Publishing House

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, the Holy See announced that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to entrust care and exclusive rights of his large body of writings, to the Vatican Publishing House.

US oldest bishop greets election of Pope Benedict as good for the future

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Aloysius Wycislo is turning 97 on June 17, and from his perspective as the oldest bishop in the United States, he says he is hopeful about the future of the Church and confident in its new pontiff.

Supreme Court upholds inmates’ religious liberty rights

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a unanimous decision yesterday, the United States Supreme Court upheld the religious liberty rights of prisoners. 

Pope Benedict: Christ’s humility, love, justice, leads humanity to freedom

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly Wednesday audience earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI shared with nearly 23,000 pilgrims, a message of hope: That through emptying himself, taking on human weakness, and making himself like a slave, Christ leads mankind to discover his own freedom.

Holy Father’s June prayer intentions center on Eucharist, Christian compassion

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican today announced Pope Benedict XVI’s general prayer and mission intentions for the month of June, which continue this year’s Eucharistic theme.

Denver Archbishop remembers slain officer, condemns scapegoating illegal immigrants

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a commentary in Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, Archbishop Charles Chaput decried the actions of those who, as he sees it, are using illegal immigrants as scapegoats for the slaying of a Denver police officer earlier this month.

Anglican Church to let homosexual clergy ‘marry’… but remain celibate

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Church of England has drafted a new proposal that will allow homosexual priests to marry their partners, but they must abstain from sexual relations. The proposal was drawn up by senior bishops, led by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Spain diocese supports protests for marriage and the family

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Malaga, Spain, has made public its support for a protest scheduled for June 18 in Madrid in favor of traditional marriage and the family and against a government plan to make homosexual unions equal to marriage and allow them to adopt children.

Mexican cardinal: no superheroes on ballot in ‘06

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on the people of Mexico to be realistic regarding the solutions to the country’s problems and to not expect miracles or superheroes in the coming 2006 presidential elections.

Forum on “authentic feminism” to take place in Argentina

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina will hold an international forum entitled, “Women in the thought of John Paul II: Identity, Dignity and Mission,” in order to reflect upon the teachings the late Pope and to promote “authentic feminism.”

Argentine archbishop: “The Church accepts and promotes organ donation”

Jun 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Marking Argentina’s National Day of Organ Donation, Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe said the Church accepts and promotes the donation of organs as long as it is done according to acceptable ethical criteria in order to offer the hope of cure to someone who is ill.

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