Archive of December 6, 2005

Expert in Church law dies, had helped revise liturgy in 1960s

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A retired dean of canon law at Catholic University of America, who helped revise the Roman Catholic liturgy at the Second Vatican Council, has died.  Msgr. Frederick McManus died Nov. 27 at the age of 82.

Archbishop says homosexual civil unions will undermine marriage

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An archbishop had urged the government to implement public policy that would support marriage as a new civil partnership for homosexuals came into effect yesterday.

Jewish-Catholic relations advance at European meeting

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic and Jewish leaders lauded the improved relations between the two religious groups Dec. 4 at the third European congress on the Jewish-Catholic relations.

EWTN added to Canada’s new satellite radio service

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canada’s first satellite radio service, SIRIUS CANADA, has included EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network's English and Spanish radio programming in its channel lineup. 

Church makes a clear distinction between chastity and celibacy, says Priest on recent Vatican Instruction on admittance in Seminaries.

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- "The Church recognizes that people with 'homosexual tendencies' can be good Christians, social workers, and administrators, but being a priest is all of these things and much more,” stated  Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International.

Vatican rep to OSCE: concrete measures required to fight human indignities

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an address given today to members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, stressed the need for universal religious freedom and new, concrete measures to combat human suffering.

Universities should allow young people to compare personal intellectual, social searches with truth of Christ, says Vatican

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican today, released the contents of a Papal message commending the Italian University of Urbino for its successful integration of theological truths within the context of a legitimate Church-State separation.

Officials at Boston College have announced the cancellation of a dance sponsored by campus gay, lesbian and transgender organizations.

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a stand for Catholic teaching on human sexuality, officials at Boston College have announced the cancellation of a dance sponsored by campus gay, lesbian and transgender organizations.

Bishop defends suspension of AWOL priest

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop John Leibrecht of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO, is defending his decision to suspend a priest who left his post--despite the bishop’s orders--to serve at a dissident St. Louis parish.

Dissident theologians participate in the canonization process of Pope John Paul II

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dissident theologians opposing the beatification of Pope John Paul II have issued an appeal urging Catholics critical of the late pope to tell the Vatican if they also think he should not be made a saint.

Spanish archbishop encourages faithful to authentically live season of Advent

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a pastoral letter marking the beginning of Advent, Archbishop Julian Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, called on Catholics to leave aside superficial matters and to focus on preparing to celebrate the birth of the Son of God.

Sydney launches official website of World Youth Day 2008

Dec 6, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Sydney presided over by Cardinal George Pell, launched this Tuesday the official website for the next World Youth Day (WYD), which will take place in Australia from July 15 to 20th 2008.

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