Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI condemned Friday night’s terrorist attacks, which rocked the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, calling the acts “senseless.“
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking before yesterday’s Angelus prayer to a group if some 8,000 pilgrims in Les Combes, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, where he is vacationing, the Holy Father recalled Europe’s deeply Christian roots and challenged the continent to return to them.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following Sunday’s noontime Angelus prayer held near his vacation chalet of Les Combes in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, Pope Benedict led nearly 8,000 pilgrims in praying that God would “block the murderous hand” of terrorists and convert their hearts.
Pope Benedict meets with priests, deacons of Valle d’Aosta, surprises reporters with brief interviewJul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before entering the church of Introd today for a meeting with priests and deacons of the Valle d’Aosta region of Italy, where he is currently vacationing, the Holy Father surprised journalists gathered outside by briefly answering questions.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following a meeting with priests and deacons of Italy’s Valle d’Aosta region, where he is currently vacationing, Pope Benedict told reporters that he does not think the recent rash of terrorist attacks can adequately be labeled as anti-Christian.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pro-life message of 15 college students soared sky high Saturday when local pilot Bob Gilbert flew over the Bay area with a banner that read: "Stop abortion now. ALL.org."
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The church to be built on Ave Maria University campus near Naples, Fla., has been redesigned to one-third of its originally planned size.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Restrictions on travel and financial remittances to Cuba should be suspended temporarily so that Cuban Americans can help their relatives in the wake of Hurricane Dennis, said the chairman of the United States bishops’ International Policy Committee.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A visit from Bishop Ryszard Karpinski of Lublin, leader of Polish Catholics outside Poland, reportedly has done little to heal a long-standing rift between St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While some 62 churches closed in the Archdiocese of Boston last year, parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Stoneham completed a $7-million expansion project that includes a new 900-seat church, a parish center and grotto.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pastor of the Cathedral in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, Father Luis Enrique Rojas, died on July 22 of injuries he sustained during a break-in at the Cathedral rectory.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said last week he was hopeful President Vicente Fox would ban the inclusion of the morning after pill in the country’s health care program.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The former Minister of Education and rector of the Ave Maria College in Nicaragua, Humberto Belli, expressed his hope this week that the Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, will issue a clarification regarding the reception of Communion by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega at a Mass on July 17, despite the fact that he is married outside the Church.
Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One year after his death, members of the Servants of Mary celebrated a special memorial Mass for Father Faustino Gazziero De Stefani, who was murdered in the sacristy of the Cathedral by a 24 year-old member of a Satanic cult.