Archive of October 26, 2005

God’s salvation is great consolation, says Pope, but also great responsibility

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The scandal of the cross, and its paradoxical offering of salvation was the key message of Pope Benedict’s General Audience, held today at St. Peter’s Square in the presence of some 50,000 listeners.

Jesus’ cross helps us understand suffering, Pope tells young hospital patients

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict addressed a group of children from the "Citta di Speranza" (City of Hope) hospital in Padua, Italy, telling them encouragingly, that, Christ’s cross “helps us to understand the true meaning of suffering and pain.”

U.S. Bishops call on Congress to ‘put aside differences’, rebuild Gulf Coast, but not at cost of poor

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on members of Congress--from both sides of the aisle--to put aside their differences and unite to help rebuild the U.S. Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They also challenged lawmakers to do it without cutting vital services to the poor.

Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks dies at 92, pro-life leaders call her inspirational

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, Rosa Parks, the 92-year old symbol of the civil rights movement who refused to turn over her bus seat to a white man in the winter of 1955, thus sparking what would become one of the most profound human rights crusades in history, died quietly at her home in Detroit.

Priestly shortage? Not in Lincoln

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While the ominous subject of priest shortages in many parts of the world took center stage at the recent Synod of Catholic Bishops in Rome, the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska is reporting that their numbers for men committing to a life of priestly service and celibacy, are thriving. 

New Catholic high school in over 40 years to be built in Oakland diocese

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Livermore City Council approved establishment of the East Bay's first new Catholic high school in more than 40 years, reported Contra Costa Times.

Bishops pay tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Civil rights pioneer activist Rosa Parks was “an instrument of God,” said Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit Monday upon hearing of the death Rosa Parks.

US rabbi asked to address Vatican Nostra Aetate celebration

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s international director of interreligious affairs, will be the Jewish speaker at the official Vatican celebration of the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate Oct. 27.

Most priests are happy, new book says

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new book demonstrates that the vast majority of priests are happy in their vocation and find their lives fulfilling. The Joy of Priesthood (Ave Maria Press, $15.95) is by author and licensed psychologist Fr. Stephen J. Rossetti.

Benedict XVI names second Argentine bishop of his pontificate

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With the appointment of Father Juan Carlos Romanin, SDB, as the new bishop of Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Pope Benedict XVI has now named two Argentine bishops during his pontificate. The new bishop-elect will head up one of the most extensive and sparsely populated dioceses of the South American country.

Beatification on Saturday for eight martyrs of Spanish Civil War

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, will beatify eight martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on October 29 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Priest killed in Mexico

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Police in Tijuana, Mexico, announced this week that a 51 year-old priest has been killed in the border town in an apparent act of organized crime.

Archbishop Lajolo visits Russia for first time

Oct 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, is in Moscow this week for meetings with both government officials and Church leaders.

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