Archive of September 28, 2005

Throughout sad and glorious events of history, God continually reveals His face to His people, says Pope

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Continuing his weekly reflections on the Psalms, Pope Benedict, in today's general audience, reflected on God's continuing intervention throughout the "sad and glorious events" of human history, and how He constantly reveals Himself as redeemer of His people.

European Bishops to tackle questions of evangelization in light of Vatican II

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Thursday, members of Bishop's conferences throughout Europe will gather in Rome to discuss the direction of the Church, and new means of Evangelization in light of the Second Vatican Council, the closing of which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

Biblical expert wants Bishop’s Synod to recognize Eucharist as ‘the grandeur of our lives’

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- When Bishops from around the world gather early next month for the 11th General Synod of Bishops, only two representatives from the U.S. will be present. One of them, Fr. Francis J. Moloney, an internationally recognized scripture scholar and professor at Catholic University of America, spoke with CNA Tuesday about his thoughts and hopes for this important event.

Vatican II and the Church in the world: Archbishop Chaput challenges Catholics to live council’s vision

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput opened a new lecture series being sponsored by the Archdiocese to a packed house last evening as he reflected on the role and meaning of councils in the Church and the world and the unique vocation of bishops.

Catholic Action Group responds to pro-abortion lobby group

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The orthodox, independent Catholic Action Group (CAG) has denounced a recent report by the pro-abortion Catholics for Free Choice that inaccurately represents CAG’s three spokespersons. The report also labeled the CAG as conservative and right wing.

Parish merger proposed to keep Catholic community viable in Dayton

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A seven-parish coalition in Dayton, known as the Catholic Urban Presence, has devised a new pastoral plan that includes parish mergers to ensure that the Catholic community continues and will flourish in the city.

Vatican committee begins scrutiny of US seminary at Aquinas

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Vatican committee began its nine-month evaluation process of the 229 seminaries in the United States. Its first stop Monday was at Aquinas Institute of Theology on the campus of St. Louis University.

Bishops of Paraguay denounce attempts to distort human sexuality

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a statement released by two family committees of the Bishops’ Conference of Paraguay, the bishops of that country maintain that the so-called “ ‘gender perspective’ aims to strip human sexuality of its natural content and purpose in order to turn it into an arbitrary and subjective choice.”

Salesians in Spain to offer master’s program in Youth Ministry

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- For the fifth straight year, the Salesian Center for Catechetical Studies will offer a master’s program on “Catechetical and Youth Ministry” at the Center for Theological Studies in Seville, Spain.

Working document for V General Conference of Latin American Bishops’ Council published

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM) published on Tuesday the working document that will guide the preparations for the V General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Bishops, which will take place in 2007.  The complete text will be available at the official website for the conference,

News agency denounces presence of pro-euthanasia group in Germany

Sep 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The news agency is reporting this week that the controversial Swiss organization “Dignitas”, which is dedicated to helping the terminally ill commit suicide, has established a sister association in Germany.

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