Archive of November 30, 2005

U.S Bishops express approval of new document on seminarians and homosexuality

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- American Bishops openly welcomed the final release of the document from the Congregation of Catholic Education on the admittance of homosexuals into Catholic Seminaries.

Life Decision will release new edition of corporation to boycott for their support of Abortion

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Life Decisions International (LDI), a group dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death, concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood, will release a revised edition of The Boycott List on Thursday, December 1, 2005. The List identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world’s primary abortion-advocacy group

Fifty babies a year are alive after abortion, shows extreme and cruel situation abortion leads to

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An article in the Sunday Times this past Sunday, highlighted a crucial problem regarding late-term abortions and their deep moral consequences. The question regards babies surviving the attempts to abort them past the 18th week.

Chinese authorities detain seven priests

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Cardinal Kung Foundation reported this week that on November 18, Chinese police officials arrested seven priests of the Diocese of Zhending of the underground Catholic Church.  Two of the priests were beaten during the detainment.

Mexican bishop reiterates Church’s commitment to encourage voting

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Onesimo Cepeda of Ecatepec, Mexico, said this week the Catholic Church is committed to encouraging Mexicans to participate in the coming general elections next year.

Church in Brazil begins Advent with evangelization campaign

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, Archbishop of Sao Salvador de Bahia and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Brazil, inaugurated the traditional National Evangelization Campaign of Advent saying, “The time has come to move from receiving to giving.”

Church waits for Christ during Advent just as Israel waited for freedom from slavery in Old Testament, says Pope

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today before a crowd of over 23,000, Pope Benedict said that the theme of slavery, found in many of the Psalms, helps show the anticipation of Christ’s salvation which the Church waits for during Advent.

Pope Benedict vows his support for AIDS sufferers

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following his general audience today, Pope Benedict offered his own support, and the Church’s, in dealing with the worldwide scourge of AIDS, as tomorrow marks the annual United Nations sponsored World AIDS Day.

Pope Benedict committed to strengthening charity, solidarity and theological dialogue with Eastern Church

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the Eastern Orthodox Church today celebrates the Feast of its patron St. Andrew, Pope Benedict took the opportunity to encourage further reconciliation between the separated faithful and show his appreciation for recent strides for communion.

Vatican condemns violence against religious in China

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier this morning, Vatican Press Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls expressed the Holy See’s “firm condemnation” of reported violence against groups of priests and religious in China.

Expert says terrorism in France stems from secularism, the crisis of the family and moral bankruptcy

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Alba weekly in Spain, international terrorism expert Maria Angeles Muñoz said “the fiercely secular state model, the disintegration of the family, and the moral bankruptcy of the West” are the causes of the recent violence among Muslims in France, which does not constitute an isolated incident but rather is part of a “holy war” against the West.

Defiant Michigan family wins fight to keep front yard Nativity scene

Nov 30, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The defiance of a suburban Michigan family, along with the support of friends and neighbors means that the Nativity scene which graces their front yard will be allowed to stand another year.

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