Archive of July 26, 2005

Vatican calls Israeli criticism of Pope unfounded, says attacks were included in statement

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.

Cardinal says enough of euphemisms—Terry Schiavo was killed

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.

Ordination of women priests not valid, says canon law expert

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.

Archbishop thinks ‘ordination’ ceremony could mean automatic excommunication

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.

Muslim world must condemn terrorism, says Iraqi priest

Jul 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Muslim world must condemn terrorism “carried out in its name,” says an Iraqi Catholic priest in Mosul.

Roberts should not have to submit to religious litmus test, says Catholic League

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.”

Mass. governor to veto emergency contraception bill

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.

Japanese Bishops call for peace on anniversary of a-bombs

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.

Aid to the Church in Need donates 70 million euros in 137 countries

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.

Dominican bishop supports priest’s work among Haitian immigrants

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.

Bishops and priests to participate in international retreat

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.

Argentinean archbishop calls on Christians to avoid “new reading” of the Gospel

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.”

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