Bishops call for increased respect for sacredness of Eucharist: reception in the mouth, focus on preparing with confessionOct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As bishops today, met for the Forth General Congregation of the 11th Synod of Bishops, the issue of the sacredness of the Eucharist and how the faithful can better recognize it, took center stage for a time. Among the proposals were universal reception in the mouth and a greater focus on confession to help prepare faithful to receive.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Government, society and families should value the elderly, create opportunities for them to contribute to society and establish programs that will provide them with proper health care and social services, said the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Vienna Archbishop Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn made new comments on the on-going debate on evolution vs. intelligent design, saying both were complementary:
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Colorado’s three Catholic bishops have released a joint statement in support of state Referendums, C&D. The measures would return nearly 5 years worth of surplus revenue to the state government rather than to taxpayers--an act which, they say, would have profound effects for Colorado’s poorest residents.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- First-time screenwriters with a religious message will have a chance to get their scripts noticed by top Hollywood executives in the First John Templeton Foundation Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A special task force of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on all bishops to commit themselves individually and publicly to a strict method of dealing with the problem of clergy sex abuse.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to reach out to those affected by the devastating storms the south in the last several weeks, young Hispanics from various parishes in Denver organized a benefit concert for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica, the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Paul Poupard, said a resolution addressing the lack of religious freedom and the discrimination against Christians in Turkey is urgent before a decision can be made about accepting that country into the European Union.
Oct 5, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As Pope Benedict continued his weekly catechesis on the Psalms earlier today, he told a crowd of nearly 50,000 that, it is in the liturgy, where the faithful take part in the divine Word of God, that and man and his creator "meet in an embrace of salvation." He also strongly denounced modern forms of idolatry, namely, the hunger for power and wealth.