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