Archive of November 10, 2005

Catholic Charities gives $36M for hurricane assistance

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic response to the people who survived Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the southern United States continue. To date, Catholic Charities USA has allocated more than $36 million to 58 local Catholic Charities and other Catholic organizations responding to these natural disasters.

Devotion to Mary growing among Protestants in England

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Devotion to Mary is growing among Anglicans, Fr. Noel Wynn told the New York Times. Fr. Wynn is the director of the Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Walsingham, known as “England’s Nazareth.”

Two states decide on issue of same-sex marriage and gay rights

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A majority of voters approved writing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Texas Tuesday

Reconciliation bill does not address needs of children, say bishops

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the House of Representatives takes up its budget reconciliation bill, the chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees for domestic and international policy said they are “deeply disappointed” by the proposal, particularly its lack of concern for children.

Salvadoran archbishop calls for “world action” to protect AIDS victims

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, warned this week of the need for “world action to protect” those suffering from AIDS and to provide for them “the latest medicines in sufficient abundance.”

Look to Mary for guidance, Madrid cardinal tells families

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass honoring Our Lady of Almudena, the patroness of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela emphasized the importance of devotion to Mary and called on believers to open a place for her in their homes and to look to her as the model for families and the example of “the virtue of Christian strength.”

Argentine bishops call for public debate on family and education laws

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, which is gathered this week in general assembly, has published a statement calling for public debate on proposed laws related to the family and to sex-ed in schools.

Chinese participate in historic symposium on social teachings of the Church

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Analisis Digital, the news agency of the Archdiocese of Madrid, is reporting this week that an unprecedented symposium on the social teachings of the Catholic Church has taken place in the Chinese capital of Peking.

Pope denounces terror attacks on Jordan

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict sent a message to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, condemning yesterday’s bombing attacks on three hotels in the capital city of Amman and calling them “cruel acts of violence and disrespect for human life.”  

Vatican seminar will discuss role of sports in Church’s mission of evangelization

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced a unique, upcoming conference today, which will look at the role of the Christian mission in the field of sports.

Vatican official urges protection, defense of refugees

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking yesterday before the United Nation’s Third Committee, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the U.N., urged the world body to defend and protect the rights of refugees around the globe, in the name of human dignity.

Catholic social conference highlights dangers of secularist society

Nov 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Particularly highlighting the recent Terri Schiavo debacle, a recent conference held at Ohio’s Franciscan University of Steubenville, pointed to the dangers of, and ways to fight against, what many are calling an increasingly secular society.

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