Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican reacted yesterday to harsh criticism from Israel over a claim that they were deliberately ignored by the Pope during a brief listing of nations that experienced recent terrorist attacks during Sunday’s Angelus--a claim that the Vatican called unfounded.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, recalled the Terry Schiavo case this week and said “they killed her” by denying her food and hydration.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The ordinations of nine women yesterday on a boat in the St. Lawrence River are not valid and cannot be recognized by the Catholic Church, said canon law expert Msgr. Jean Pelletier.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Monday, nine women had themselves ‘ordained’ as Catholic priests aboard a boat near Ottawa, Canada, an act, which one local archbishop fears, could mean automatic excommunication.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Muslim world must condemn terrorism “carried out in its name,” says an Iraqi Catholic priest in Mosul.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts should not have to submit to a religious litmus test, says Catholic League president William Donohue. But Donohue adds that informal discussions Roberts has had with some senators last week are “cause for alarm.”
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Gov. Mitt Romney has announced that he will veto a bill that would make the morning-after pill available without a prescription from pharmacies.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic bishops in Japan have released a message for the 60th anniversary of the World War II atomic bomb droppings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki next month calling for a strong commitment of Catholics to peace.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Aid to the Church in Need distributed about 70 million euros in 2004, supporting nearly 6,000 pastoral projects in 137 countries.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, issued a statement this week expressing the support of all of the diocesan clergy for the work carried out by Father Christopher Hartley among the Haitian immigrants, who are brought into the country illegally in order to work on sugarcane plantations.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This Friday the V International Retreat for Priests, organized by the Latin American Catholic Charismatic Council and the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), will take place in Monterrey, Mexico.
Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, is calling on Argentineans to avoid falling into a “new reading of the Gospel,” popular today among those who seek to separate “their unchristian behavior” from “the Christian faith they claim to profess.”