Archive of August 31, 2005

Pope issues telegram to victims of Hurricane Katrina

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said he was “deeply saddened by the tragic consequences” of Hurricane Katrina, which pummeled the state of Louisiana this week, leaving mass destruction and a yet unknown number of  dead.

US Bishops announce national collection for Hurricane Katrina relief

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina continues to unfold along the U.S. Gulf coast, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced a nationwide collection to be taken up for victims of the disaster.

Holy See to publish document on admittance of homosexuals to seminaries

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Congregation for Catholic Education, headed by Cardinal Zenon Grockolewski, will publish a document clarifying the Church’s policy on the admittance of persons with homosexual orientations to seminaries.

Pro-life, human rights advocate nominated Assistant Secretary of State for Population issues

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an announcement due to be made public tomorrow, President George Bush has nominated Ellen R. Sauerbrey, a vocal pro-life and women’s rights advocate, who is U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, as the new Assistant Secretary of State for U:S Population Issues.

Without God, human efforts will fail, Pope says

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict reminded the faithful today during his weekly general audience that only with God’s help will humans succeed in their projects and endeavors.

Schismatic groups calls on Rome to make first move toward reconciliation

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The schismatic Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) says the first step toward reconciliation and recognition of the group within the Church should come from Rome.

Priests for Life back California’s proposal to legislate parental notification

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new measure in California, which would require parents of a minor to be notified before an abortion is performed, has the support of a NewYork-based national pro-life organization.

Consider work, economy from justice perspective, US bishops urge

Aug 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States bishops are calling on people this Labor Day to consider the U.S. economy “from the ‘bottom up’”, in other words, from a justice perspective that has people considering how their economic habits, such as work, investments and spending, affect the poor and vulnerable workers.

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