Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities USA has received two top rankings by respected nonprofit publications. It was ranked the second-largest nonprofit organization in the United States, by The NonProfit Times, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked it 10th among the nation's largest fundraising organizations.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See said one of his priorities is to support the Vatican's efforts for improved relations with and greater religious freedom in China.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Committee on the Home Missions has awarded a special $3-million grant to the five dioceses most affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Four decades of cooperation, between the World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church, for the advancement of ecumenism was the focus of the celebrations at a two-day conference last weekend.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Remarking yesterday on the long-awaited release of a Vatican document regarding admission of homosexuals to Catholic seminaries, the U.S.’s ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Rooney said that ultimately, he thinks the new document will strengthen the Church.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In today’s general audience, Pope Benedict XVI explained to a large number of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that the through Christ, “the work of God the Father is revealed and accomplished.
Cinema has potential to spiritually guide man to essential understanding of himself, says Archbishop FoleyNov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As he inaugurated the 9th International Congress on Cinema and Spirituality last evening, Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, expressed his hope that the spiritual potential of film could place itself at the service of mankind.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed that Archbishop Sean O’Malley will not attend a Christmas dinner hosted by the local Catholic Charities organization, at which the group will honor pro-abortion Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Fabian Marulanda of Florencia and Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia praised the decision by President Alvaro Uribe to seek the creation of an international commission to facilitate humanitarian negotiations with the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Nov 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, said this week “the rejection of God is not only conveyed by our evil actions, but also by sins of omission, which always suppress the good works we were called to do.”