Archive of November 9, 2005

Caritas pledges to continue work in North Korea

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service agencies, has pledged to continue its relief and development work in North Korea, which continues to suffer from famine.

U.S. releases list of countries that deny religious freedom

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- China and Vietnam have been renamed to the U.S. government’s list of countries designated as Countries of Particular Concern due to their policies that deny citizens religious freedom and human rights.

Bishop wrong in claiming Catholics are turning to Anglican Church, says Catholic League

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president Bill Donohue said the assessment made by Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire this past weekend—that many Catholics are turning to the Anglican Church as a result of Pope Benedict’s pontificate and the Church’s stand against homosexuals in the seminary—is wrong.

Faith is rational act, not a feeling, priest tells Peruvian youth

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Renowned astrophysicist and long-time collaborator of the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Father Manuel Carreira, told a group of Peruvian young people this week that “faith is not a feeling and must be backed up with reasons, for it is a rational act.”

Analysts up prediction of attendees at November 12 march in Spain to 2 million

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Organizers of a November 12 march in protest of a new government policy on education are now saying they expect the number of those participating to swell to 2 million, resulting in a turn-out twice as large as that of the pro-family march of June 18.

Cardinal Tomko: only a committed laity will renew Spanish society

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a visit to Spain this week, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, said that only a laity committed to serving the truth will overcome the crisis of values that is affecting the country.

Archbishop Lajolo calls recent trip to Russia positive

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, said this week his recent visit to Russia to meet with political and religious leaders was positive for Vatican-Russian relations.

Through creation, mankind can ascend to the greatness of God, to His loving mercy, says Pope

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly audience, given today before thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the mercy of God, and His accessibility to mankind through creation.

Many Protestants discovering devotion to Mary

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- They’re praying the rosary, holding Bible studies which look at Mary as a model of Christian holiness, and wearing trendy t-shirts emblazoned with things like ‘Mary is my home girl.’ The odd thing is that they’re Protestant.

Evolution debate heats up nationwide, Kansas passes vote allowing mention of Intelligent Design in schools

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Kansas Board of Education passed a long-awaited vote which would allow Intelligent Design--the theory that the universe is too complex to be completely random, and that some sort of creator lies at its origin--to be mentioned along side of evolution theories in the state’s public schools.

Catholic university launches center for faith in public life

Nov 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Given the growing religious voice in public affairs and an anonymous $2-million donation, Fairfield University launched Monday its Center for Faith and Public Life Monday.

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