Archive of July 15, 2005

Pope Benedict reveals new style in first three months of Pontificate, says analyst

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a column published Friday by the Italian online magazine L’Espresso Vatican analyst Sandro Magister notes that, three months after the beginning of his Pontificate, Benedict XVI has marked out his own style, although most of the mainstream media, as expected, continues to treat him with hostility.

Italian Bishop murdered in Kenya; police, Vatican still asking why?

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has announced that Bishop Luigi Locati, Apostolic vicar of Isiolo (Kenya)  was shot dead as he returned home from a parish center last night.

US first lady donates $500,000 to Catholic AIDS program

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States first lady, Laura Bush, pledged $500,000 to support a Catholic program in Tanzania that provides support to HIV/AIDS patients and their families.

Anglican bishop suspends priest opposed to ordination of gays

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Episcopalian bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut has suspended a priest who disagreed with his support of an openly gay bishop.

New Fort Worth bishop reflects upon sudden death of predecessor

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It was a mix of happiness and sorrow at the ordination Wednesday of Fort Worth’s third bishop. Bishop Kevin Vann was installed as the new bishop only one day after the death of his predecessor, Bishop Joseph Delaney.

Moving ‘Ninth Day’, depicts often ignored Nazi abuse of Catholics

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Along side of the millions of Jews, horrifically murdered in the Nazi concentration camps of World War II, were an often overlooked segment of victims--Catholic priests. This is the backdrop for a new film by German director, Volker Schlödorff, called ‘The Ninth Day,’ a special viewing of which was held in Denver last evening.

US should press Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws, says religious freedom group

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States should press the government of Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws and to release a jailed Christian citizen facing blasphemy charges and death threats, says the Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom.

16,000 handicapped to attend WYD 2005

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Organizers of the upcoming World Youth Day in Cologne announced they expect some 16,000 handicapped individuals from various countries to attend the event and participate in the meetings with Pope Benedict XVI.

In new book, Pope Benedict challenges idea of pop-culture Jesus

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Frustrated by a flurry of popularity surrounding what he sees as a false idea of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI, in his latest book since becoming pontiff, and the first to be published in English, is seeking to uncover and lead readers to the true “Jesus of the Gospels.”

Scientist calls Cardinal Schonborn’s evolution editorial a ‘much needed clarification’ on Church teaching

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In light of a recent firestorm over a New York Times editorial by Vienna’s Cardinal Christoph Schonborn discussing the Church’s stance on evolution, Dr. Michael Behe, professor at Lehigh University and one of the nations leading scholars on intelligent design told CNA that he thinks the Cardinal’s piece was a “much needed clarification” of the often misrepresented Church teaching.

“Missionary honeymoons” new alternative among Spanish newlyweds

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An increasing number of newlyweds in Spain are deciding to turn their weddings and honeymoons into opportunities to reach out to those in need through “missionary honeymoons” or “gift registries” that benefit the needy.

Fourteen Chilean dioceses to celebrate Social Weeks

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As part of the activities surrounding the canonization of Chilean Father Alberto Hurtado, fourteen dioceses in Chile will take part in the “Social Weeks” in August in order to help address the different social problems facing the country.

Online registration needed for Seminarians who want to meet the Pope

Jul 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Seminarians from around the world willing to register for a special meeting with Pope Benedict XVI during World Youth Day must register online, sources told CNA.

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