Archive of July 14, 2005

Pope joins Londoners in two minutes of silence honoring bombing victims

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI joined millions of Londoners today who, during the morning commute observed two minutes of silence to mark the one week anniversary of a series of bomb attacks which rocked that city.

Pro-life group condemns Illinois governor’s embryonic stem-cell research fund

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Illinois Family Institute condemned Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision to create a public fund that will support embryonic stem-cell research.

Wyoming Catholic College is a go

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A $2-million land donation has made it possible to realize Wyoming’s first Catholic college. Wyoming Catholic College will begin accepting students in the fall of 2007 at an interim campus in Lander; the permanent home will be the scenic Broken Anvil Ranch, 12 miles south.

Conference to tackle new president/principal model for Catholic schools

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic high school principals and presidents will gather for a weeklong conference, July 18-22, to acquire more knowledge and skills to work effectively within the president/principal model, which is becoming increasingly popular in Catholic schools across the country.

More than 6,200 Canadian youth register for WYD

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With only 33 days to go, Canadian Catholics are geared up for World Youth Day 2005.

Terri Schiavo’s parents to speak at Catholic family conference

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following a heartbreaking battle to save the life of their brain-damaged daughter last spring, Bob and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, are scheduled to make a special appearance at this month’s National Catholic Family Conference in Anaheim, California.

Nuncio explains Vatican’s swift tsunami relief, says opportunity for development mustn’t be squandered

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a speech to the United Nations Economic and Social Council yesterday, the Vatican’s Archbishop Celestino Migliore stressed that the unprecedented aid and support sent to areas ravaged by last December’s tsunami, “must not be squandered.”

Society will pay for homosexual “marriage,” bishop warns

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Cordoba, Spain, warned this week that society “will end up sooner or later paying for the decision to make same-sex unions equal to marriage.”

Venezuelan bishops call for defense of human life through dialogue

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela concluded its Plenary Assembly this week with a call to engage in dialogue to defend life from the moment of conception against efforts to legalize abortion in the country.

Archbishop warns of danger of totalitarianism of Spanish government

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo, denounced the educational policy of the Spanish government this week as an attempt to “invade” the private sector of citizens that could lead to “a type of totalitarianism that no democratic voting could ever justify.”

Registration for meeting between seminarians and Pope extended to end of July

Jul 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Seminarians from around the world have until the end of July to register for a special meeting with Pope during World Youth Day in Cologne in August.

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