Archive of September 13, 2005

China confirms it will not let Bishop travel, sets conditions to renew relations with Vatican

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Secretary Qin Gang confirmed that his government has not granted permission to four bishops to travel to Rome, to participate to the Synod of Bishops, and subsequently worded three conditions in order to reestablish formal relations with the Holy See.

Have courage to commit to peace and dialogue, says Pope

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter sent today by way of Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, Pope Benedict XVI told participants of the 19th 'International Meeting on Men and Religious' to commit themselves courageously to peace and dialogue, "which alone can enable the future of the planet to be planned with hope."

Religion-media expert says for some evolution debate journalists, fairness does not apply

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the ongoing debate over intelligent design and evolution (in its many forms), a new article in the Columbia Journalism Review is raising some eyebrows with its suggestion that when it comes to evolution, journalistic fairness may not apply.

Pope hopes to visit hometown in 2006

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience this week a group of old friends and acquaintances of the city of Pentling, where he lived for several years, and although he did not mention a specific date, he assured them he would visit the German city of Ratisbona in 2006, as well as the city of Pentling and his childhood home.

Archbishop Gomez: God was not silent in Hurricane Katrina disaster

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Although the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast two weeks ago, has become a source of despair and dismay for many, San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez is challenging his people to see the ever-present face of God in the midst of tragedy.

Catholic leaders to explore challenges, direction of Catholic education in America

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Wednesday, Catholic school leaders and educators from around the nation will descend on Washington DC for a conference exploring the challenges and hopes for Catholic education--specifically in primary and high school years--in the face of a changing world.

Catholic League calls for apology from Sen. Feinstein

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue has called Senator Dianne Feinstein’s remarks at the Sept. 12 hearings of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts “obscene” and has requested that the senator apologize to Catholics for her remark.

Australian bishop warns against babies becoming ‘consumer products’

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Anthony Fisher warned that babies could become “consumer products” within 10 years due to the mentality and technologies being promoted by the contraceptive and IVF industries, reported Cathnet Australia.

Festival rallies community behind Catholic education

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- St. John Catholic School principle William Devine hopes the community festival this past weekend has helped drum up support for Jackson-area Catholic schools.

Mexican bishops encourage generosity towards victims of Katrina

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Mexico have organized a collection for this Sunday, September 25, in order to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in the United States.

Argentine bishop: preaching of the Good News should lead to conversion

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Luis T. Stöckler of Quilmes, Argentina, said this week the proclamation of the Good News should lead people to a conversion of heart and a change of habits.

Thousands march in Europe in defense rights of Belgium children

Sep 13, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of pro-family activists marched through the streets of Brussels on Saturday demanding the Belgian government respect the rights of children to have a mother and a father.

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