Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During this week’s General Audience at the Paul VI Hall, Pope Benedict XVI commented on Psalm 130 and underscored the urgency of living “spiritual childhood” according to the model of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will visit his native Bavaria in 2006, according to officials of the Diocese of Ratisbona (Regensburg), one of the cities where the Pontiff carried out his priestly ministry.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week at their 30th annual convocation, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy--a group of priests and deacons dedicated to the pursuit of personal holiness and loyalty to the Pope and Magisterium--announced their 2005 resolutions which include new commitments to preaching the Gospel and a strong condemnation of the killing of Terri Schiavo.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Workers in Old Jerusalem have stumbled onto the ruins of the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus, in the Gospel of John, heals a man blind from birth--the new find is being praised as a discovery which helps to prove the historical authenticity of the Bible.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of the recent legalization of homosexual marriage in Canada--a step which some see as another step down the slippery slope of moral relativism in national law--one group is hoping to turn the tide through an offering of themselves, their prayer, and their personal reparation.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archdiocesan officials estimate that nearly 10,000 people, bearing colorful banners and donning t-shirts emblazoned with pro-life phrases, were present in Chicago’s Grant Park Sunday for a Eucharistic benediction and procession through the streets of the city.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said criticism of the political class by the leader of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (ZNLA), Subcommander Marcos is welcome, but that what Mexico needs are “proposals and not just opposition.”
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Church in Cuba has sent 31 young people to Cologne for World Youth Day, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba announced this week.
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Representatives in Buenos Aires of the three monotheistic religions signed a joint declaration on Tuesday rejecting “all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism.”
Aug 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The newspaper of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara is reporting this week that fifteen Mexican bishops have filed a legal appeal to the country’s Supreme Court to stop the decision by the Mexican government to include the morning after pill in the official catalogue of medicines.