Archive of June 23, 2005

Benedict XVI sees “positive signs” for reconciliation in Holy Land

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI addressed the question of peace in the Holy Land today and said  “certain positive signs” in the last few months give hope that “the day of reconciliation between the various communities that work in the Holy Land will not be long in coming.”

New book by Pope explains Christian roots of European Union

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a press conference in which he introduced the new book by Pope Benedict XVI, “The Europe of Benedict: In the Crisis of Cultures,” Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar of Rome, explained that the new work analyizes the two alternatives facing today’s Europeans: “to live as if God did not exist, or to live as if God does exists and therefore influences our lives.”

Spanish Senate vetoes gay marriage law

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After heated debate, the Spanish Senate vetoed a bill that would make homosexual unions equivalent to marriage.  Now voters are demanding the bill be completely killed in the Senate rather than being sent to the House of Representatives and that a referendum on the issue be held.

Official prayer to ask favors through intercession of JPII

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Rome, in charge of promoting the beatification of late Pope John Paul II, released an official prayer in different languages, to implore favors through the intercession of the Pontiff.

23,000-plus US youth registered for World Youth Day

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- More than 23,000 young people and 70 bishops from the United States will attend the first World Youth Day (WYD) with a new Pope in Cologne, Germany, this summer.

Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to partner in promoting spiritual values

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Moscow Patriarchate and the Vatican have agreed to work collaboratively to promote Christian spiritual values in Europe, reported RIA Novosti.

Adult stem cells cure renal failure in rats, process can be used in humans

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Japanese scientists say a process involving adult stem cells that cured renal failure in rats should be able to work in humans, reported

Congressman withdraws statement accusing Democrats of being anti-Christian

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Republican congressman asked Monday for unanimous consent of the House to withdraw his statement, accusing Democrats of “denigrating and demonizing Christians.”

New research claims babies can be created from synthetic egg

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new scientific development could theoretically eliminate the physical need for both men and women for human reproduction and see a single man have his own child — a clone — using his sperm and a synthetic egg created in the lab from his own genetic material.

Argentinean bishop says man is not to be object of consumption

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas, Argentina, said this week human beings should not be considered “objects of consumption”.

Chilean archbishop warns “modernist tendencies” are harassing the Church

Jun 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop emeritus of La Serena, Chile, Bernardino Piñera, said this week that “modernist and secular tendencies” are harassing the Church and that scandals are being blown out of proportion in order to destroy her.

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