Archive of November 4, 2005

Brazilian bishop denounces spike violence among young people

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a visit to the international headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Pedro Jose Conti of Macapa, Brazil, said, “Many young people dream about an easy life. They turn their back on the Church and abandon healthy social relationships. As a consequence we have a troubling increase in abortions, drug addiction and violence, including suicide.”

14 year-old Mexican martyr to be beatified Sunday

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez of Guadalajara, Mexico, announced this week the beatification on Sunday, November 20, of Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, a 14 year-old Mexican who died during the persecution of the Cristeros.  At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, Sanchez del Rio will be beatified together with 12 other martyrs who were part of the movement to resist the oppression of the Mexican government under Plutarco Elias Calles, during the early part of the 20th century.

Crisis pregnancy center opened in Bolivia

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia, Archbishop Ivo Scapolo, inaugurated a new crisis pregnancy center in La Paz, Bolivia on October 29.

Head of Sovereign Order of Malta to receive international humanitarian award

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced this morning, that His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Bertie, prince and grand master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta will be this year’s recipient of the Path to Peace Foundation’s annual award for service and leadership in the international community.

New Life in Illinois: University Newman Center to break ground for major expansion

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Msgr. Stewart Swetland has more confidence in college students than most. So much, in fact, that this Oxford-trained, former Lutheran Naval officer turned Catholic priest, decided to devote his life to evangelizing a group that statisticians have cynically dubbed “Generation Y.”

Jesuit University says support to gay organizations is “the Catholic thing” to do

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .-  An official from the Jesuit-run Santa Clara University in California told Catholic News Agency that hosting a two-day long conference, on how to promote opportunities for gays and lesbians at Catholic colleges is “the Catholic” way to act as opposed to highlighting the intrinsic immorality of homosexual acts.

Religion, science should have mutual relationship, says cardinal

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Christians have the obligation to consider the insights of science, and science has the obligation to consider religion’s expert insight on human ethics, says Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Massachusetts’ church finance bill moves ahead

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A bill that would force the Archdiocese of Boston and other religious groups to disclose its finances moved another step forward this week.

Wisconsin Governor vetoes bill, Opening door to unlimited Human Cloning.

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Wisconsin Governor vetoes AB 499, a Ban on All Human Cloning, yesterday afternoon. Governor Doyle took his red pen to the measure just a short time ago, he says the bill “would criminalize some of the most promising stem cell research that could cure diseases.”

Holy See will ask Israel that ‘Upper Room’ passes under Catholic supervision

Nov 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians will ask Israel, it hands over to Catholics, overseeing of the ‘Upper Room’, the place in which Christ celebrated the Last Supper, and instituted the Eucharist and the Priestly Order.

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