Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following his weekly catechesis yesterday, Pope Benedict greeted representatives from the Italian National Association of Large Families, to whom, he stressed the importance of children for society’s future, and praised them for their courage and faith.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier this morning, the Holy Father met with a group of delegates from the Bavarian Parliament and stressed the importance of scientific research and development for mankind. He highlighted however, that it may never come at the expense of human dignity.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the Holy See, a group of Vatican and academic leaders announced an historic congress, to be held later this month, which will seek to discuss and unite commonalities in the fields of science, theology and philosophy.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a statement released this week, Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, condemned “in the strongest possible of terms” Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmandinejad’s recent comments against Israel.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Peace, security and the creation of two states in the Holy Land are long overdue, said the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A nationally respected economist has joined the Catholic Advisory Board of Ave Maria Mutual Funds.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue has jumped to the defense of Judge Samuel Alito, the latest nominee to the Supreme Court, after a series of negative comments have been made in reference to his Catholic faith.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Catholic Charities USA is urging people to open up their homes and hearts to a child, especially to those without a permanent family in the foster care system.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has renewed for another five year term Bishop Cipriano Calderon Polo, Vice-president Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (CAL), as a member to the Congregation of Bishops.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The document from the Congregation for Catholic Education on the admittance of homosexuals in seminaries will be published this Friday.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After intense protests in the central Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, government officials decided to “provisionally suspend” four controversial guides for 11-18 year-old girls because of their content promoting lesbianism, abortion and masturbation.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Orlando Antonio Corrales of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, revealed this week that the Church in Colombia is discreetly and confidentially mediating negotiations with the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) in an effort to reach a humanitarian agreement for the release of hostages.
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to reporters this week after meeting with President Hugo Chavez, the new Archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela, Jorge Urosa Sabino, said, “Priests, no matter what their rank, should never be political activists.”
Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Office of Social Ministries of the Diocese of Mar del Plata is calling on the heads of state that will be gathering for the Summit of the Americas to achieve “concrete and palpable results” that will help alleviate the poverty suffered by millions in Latin America.