Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI could travel to Poland in 2006, in a declaration from Bishop Kazimierz Nycz, to oversee the Polish Episcopal encounter in Czestochowa.
Israel and Vatican reconcile after dispute over pope's comments, Pope to meet with chief rabbis on September 15th.Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dispute between Israel and the Vatican over recent comments the Pope made on terrorism appears to have been resolved after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI calling him "a true friend of Israel," Israel's ambassador to the Vatican said Friday.
Apostolic visit of nation’s seminaries to ensure future priests will live faithfully, chastely, ‘for the Kingdom’Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference (USCCB) has announced that a Vatican delegation will begin an Apostolic Visitation of U.S. seminaries and houses of formation around the country, seeking to ensure proper training of high-caliber candidates for priestly and religious life.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Canadian woman who grew up in a homosexual household in Toronto in the 60s and 70s says same-sex marriage does not respect or protect the rights and best interests of children.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new book on Blessed Mother Teresa is the first to examine the meaning of her life in light of her personal letters that were uncovered after her death.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II, who was shot at in 1981 and survived though with many health problems, was “an authentic martyred Pope,” said the editor-in-chief of the Vatincan’s daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new television series about the joys and challenges of the priesthood, based on the experience of 12 Boston-area priests, is set to launch the fall line-up on Boston Catholic Television (BCTV) next month.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two U.S. dioceses surpassed their annual fundraising goals and collected record amounts in 2005.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yet another Catholic school has planned to feature a pro-abortion speaker at a large-scale public event. The Women's Council of St. Ignatius College Prep will feature pro-abortion Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan at its 7th Annual Women's Council Dinner Sept. 22.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a six-paragraph letter sent to the Permanent Committee of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Juan Carlos Maccarone, who resigned this week after a video tape surfaced of the bishop engaged in a homosexual act with a 23 year-old man, apologized for the incident and said extortion was behind the scandal.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dozens of university students in Australia have already come forth and offered to volunteer for World Youth Day 2008, saying they are confident the event will be a success.
Aug 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In accordance with a 2004 meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Lacrosse Wisconsin’s Bishop Jerome Listecki has instituted what his diocese calls a “policy of prudence” for speakers in Catholic churches--a move that is earning praise from some Catholic leaders.