Archive of June 7, 2005

Pope Benedict delivers landmark conference on life and family issues

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Monday evening, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a landmark conference on life and family, in which he strongly emphasized the reasons why the Catholic Church supports the life of the unborn and marriage as between one man and one woman, while strongly criticizing relativism.

Foreign minister invites first Vatican official to visit Russia

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A delegation of the Russian Federation headed by its Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergei Lavrov, visited the Holy See this Tuesday and, for the first time, officially invited a Vatican top official to visit the country.

Parishioners support historic settlement in Covington

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Parishioners in the Diocese of Convington are supportive of the $120-million fund that diocesan officials have offered to set aside to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse.

French priest hurt after mock same-sex marriage in Paris cathedral

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- French gay-rights activists took their legal battle for same-sex marriage into a Catholic church this week.

Same-sex marriage bill continues to divide Canadian Parliament

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A federal politician left the ruling Liberal Party yesterday to sit as an Independent over issues concerning Canada’s same-sex marriage legislation.

Colorado parishioners falling in love with Latin Mass

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Although many Catholics are quick to write off the Latin Mass, believing it died years ago, in Boulder Colorado, it’s experiencing something of a renaissance.

No religious freedom in Cuba, says analyst

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An analyst of the Cubanet news agency said this week that despite efforts by the Castro regime to portray itself as open to religious freedom, no such freedom exists in Cuba.

Dominican cardinal criticizes spread of immodest dancing

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a press conference on ethics in the media organized by the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL), Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, said human beings were not meant to engage in dances that are proper “for dogs.”

Key Scottish attorney resigns over pope joke

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One of Scotland’s most well known lawyers was forced to resign his chairmanship of the Faculty of Advocates after making anti-Catholic comments in public and telling a joke about the death of Pope John Paul II.

Detained Chinese priest released

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Chinese authorities released a 75-year-old Catholic priest June 1, after he was detained for two months, the Cardinal Kung Foundation reported yesterday. Fr. Zhao Kexun belongs to China's unofficial Catholic church.

Bolivian cardinal offers to mediate in crisis if protests are halted

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia announced it would offer mediation in the social crisis gripping the country with the condition that there be a stop to all “attitudes of violence and intransigence” and that all radical demands yield to dialogue.

Madrid parishes read diocesan statement in support of June 18 demonstrations

Jun 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A statement by the Archdiocese of Madrid in support of the pro-family demonstrations to take place on June 18 was read in numerous parishes throughout the Spanish capital this past Sunday. 

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