Mary is the key to interpret the Council says the Pope, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the closing of Vatican IIDec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his extensive homily, on the occasion of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, celebrating the same day the 40th anniversary of the closing of the Vatican II Council, Pope Benedict said during the Mass celebrated in Saint Peters Basilica, that the Virgin Mary is “the key” to interpret the council documents.
Dec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Governor is set to grant an exemption for Catholic and other privately run hospitals from this regulation on religious and moral grounds.
Dec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Fr. James Massa of Brooklyn and professor at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, N.Y., has been named executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, effective in January.
Dec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts has welcomed a letter by the apostolic nuncio in Washington that calls for Catholic Charities of Boston to stop assisting same-sex couples adopt children.
Dec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Adequate health care is a basic human right and the state should do more to ensure medical treatment for the poor, say the Catholic bishops of Kentucky.
Dec 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After the Mass celebrated in Saint Peters Basilica, Pope Benedict marked the feast of the Immaculate Conception, paying homage to the statue of Mary in Rome's historic Piazza di Spagna .