Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, during his noontime Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict XVI challenged Catholic faithful to participate in the preparatory phase of the upcoming worldwide Synod of Catholic Bishops "with prayer and reflection" and stressed the need for devotion to the Eucharist in the daily life of the Church.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a move some watchers had been anticipating, and many pro-life groups had been hoping for, President George Bush this morning nominated Judge John G. Roberts as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court--succeeding Judge William R. Rehnquist who died of thyroid cancer on Saturday.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the outset of Sunday's Angelus prayer at his summer residence of Castelgandolfo, and as the Church prepares to conclude the 'Year of the Eucharist', Pope Benedict XVI praised the memory of his successor, John Paul II, recalling the late Pope's own love and devotion to the Eucharist and his likeness to the suffering Christ during the final days of his life.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of the death of Chief Supreme Court Justice William R. Rehnquist at his Virginia home Saturday night, pro-life groups across the country are mourning for his loss and praying fervently for his successor on a Supreme Court heatedly divided on right to life issues.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic students will have the opportunity to help children in the hurricane-stricken region through Child to Child: A Catholic Campaign to Aid Education.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dioceses in the Gulf Coast have faced unparalleled devastation from Hurricane Katrina and will need massive reconstruction, costing hundreds of millions of dollars, once the clean up is done.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following Sunday's Angelus at his summer residence of Castelgandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his prayer and support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and the subsequent floods, which devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast last week.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week’s decision by a federal bankruptcy judge in Spokane — that parish assets could be liquidated to pay victims of clergy sexual abuse — will not affect the Archdiocese of Seattle's commitment to continue seeking healing for victims and settlements in all clergy abuse cases, said Archbishop Alex Brunett in this weeks edition of the Catholic Northwest Progress.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Scotland’s top clergyman says the Scottish executive should tread cautiously with recommendations that unmarried and same-sex couples should be given the right to adopt.
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts continues, Catholic League president William Donahue said critics will likely try to falsely brand the Catholic judge as a “religious extremist.”
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, encouraged Catholics this week to untiringly defend the unborn against abortion even if “they persecute or kill you.”
Sep 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Colombian magazine Semana published an article this week entitled, “Work Not Always Understood,” explaining the contribution the Church has made to the peace process in the country and noting the great number of priests killed and others who have been threatened during recent years.