Archive of May 7, 2007

Roman Catholic church being built in Orthodox Ukraine

May 7, 2007 - 12:04 pm .- The foundation stone of a new Roman Catholic church in Kiev, named Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was laid May 1.

Diminution and aging of the clergy challenge for missionary work, Pope says

May 7, 2007 - 12:02 pm .- On Saturday morning, Pope Benedict XVI met with participants of the meeting of the senior council of the Pontifical Missionary Works and the World Congress of Missionaries, Fidei Donum, and he recalled the importance of cooperation between “the 'ancient' Christian communities and those just born or taking their first steps.”

Life Foundation says Madrid has become Mecca of abortion

May 7, 2007 - 12:00 pm .- The assistant director of the Life Foundation in Spain, Carlos Valdes, said this week the “private business” of abortion has turned Madrid into the Mecca of abortion, since in 2005 49% of women who underwent the procedure there were from other parts of Spain and other countries.

HLI warns of activities of pro-abortion Brazilian doctor in Latin America

May 7, 2007 - 11:58 am .- Leaders of Human Life International (HLI) have alerted pro-life organizations in Latin America of the activities of Dr. Anibal Faundes, a Brazilian physician who supports abortion and is traveling throughout the region to promote the legalization of abortion based on supposedly scientific arguments.

British protests over baby gender testing kit

May 7, 2007 - 11:54 am .- British pro-lifers are warning against a potential surge in abortions, following the availability, starting last week, of a new DNA testing kit that determines the sex of a baby six weeks into pregnancy.

Opera tells story of Carmelite martyrs, comes to Newark cathedral

May 7, 2007 - 11:45 am .- An opera, which tells the true story of 16 Carmelite nuns who were martyred during the French Revolution, will be performed at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark this month.

Benedict XVI praises Swiss Guard's service to the Church

May 7, 2007 - 11:43 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI praised the service to the Church paid by the 500 year-old Swiss Guard during the ceremony of reception of 38 new recruits who on Sunday took the oath "To the Holy Trinity" as members of the corps.

Cardinal Sodano appointed Pope's delegate to Fatima

May 7, 2007 - 11:34 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, as his legate to the solemn opening celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal.

Pro-Life Group to Protest Hillary Clinton's presence at Catholic Charity Event

May 7, 2007 - 11:25 am .- The Pro-Life Action League has announced that they will protest today's Catholic Mercy Home event in Chicago for having invited Hillary Clinton despite concerns expressed by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago.

Pope calls on female religious to make intimacy with Christ a priority

May 7, 2007 - 11:11 am .- During his meeting with participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Female Superiors General, Pope Benedict XVI exhorted female religious to make their relationship with Christ a priority in their lives.

Holy Father consecrates his trip to Mary, the Mother of the Church

May 7, 2007 - 07:52 am .- Scattered sprinkles did not stop thousands of pilgrims from gathering in St. Peter's Square yesterday to hear the Pope's Regina Caeli address. In his first address of May, his Holiness drew attention to the fact that May "is the Marian month par excellence." "After the Second Vatican Council," Benedict continued, "the Marian Cult has experienced a profound renewal."

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