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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.