Archive of November 3, 2005

Pope praises large families: ‘without children there is no future’

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.

Scientific advancement can be blessing to man, or his ruin, says Pope

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.

Historic Holy See congress to bring together science, philosophy and theology

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. 

USCCB condemns anti-Israel comments

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.

Time has come for two states in the Holy Land, says Vatican official

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.  

Kudlow joins advisory board of Ave Maria Mutual Funds

Nov 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A nationally respected economist has joined the Catholic Advisory Board of Ave Maria Mutual Funds.

Catholic League defends Alito nomination against anti-Catholic views

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.

Families urged to consider adoption this month

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.

Benedict XVI confirmed Bishop Calderon in the Congregation for Bishops

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.

Vatican Document on homosexuals in seminaries will be published tomorrow.

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.

Officials in Spain remove school guide that promotes lesbianism

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.

Bishop confirms Church in Colombia mediating in negotiations with rebels

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.

Priests should not be political activist, says new archbishop of Caracas

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.”

Argentine diocese calls for concrete results from Summit of the Americas in benefit of the poor

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.

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