Archive of July 23, 2007

Ministry to elderly theme of conference organized by Pontifical Council for Health Care

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:39 am .- “Ministry in the care for the elderly” will be the theme of the 22nd International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, which will be held in Rome November 15-17.

Spokesman for Venezuelan bishops insists Chavez engage in dialogue rather than "cheap shots"

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:35 am .- The undersecretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Father Aldo Fonti, said this week the statements by President Hugo Chavez against the bishops are more of an offense to the people than anything else and that “the healthiest thing” for Chavez to do would be to engage the bishops in dialogue instead of cheap shots.

Portion of famous hiking path dedicated to John Paul II

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:34 am .- Part of a famous hiking path known as the “Great Crossing of the Alps” in the Italian province of Biella-Piedemonte, has been dedicated to Pope John Paul II.

President of Human Life International to celebrate Mass on EWTN to commemorate Humanae Vitae

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:29 am .- Fr. Tom Euteneuer, the President of Human Life International, will be celebrating all of the televised Masses for EWTN this week, that is, from Sunday the 22nd of July through Saturday the 28th inclusive.

Bishops seek meetings with Republicans and Democrats on Iraq War

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:24 am .- The U.S. bishops have asked to meet with Republican members of the House of Representatives to discuss a responsible transition to end the war in Iraq.

Christian filmmakers to discuss replacement industry for Hollywood

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:15 am .- Hundreds of Christian filmmakers will gather in San Antonio for the Third Annual Christian Filmmakers Academy this fall to discuss a replacement industry for Hollywood.

German Jesuit at Vatican Radio “dreams” of women cardinals

Jul 23, 2007 - 11:11 am .- In an interview with the Italian daily “ “Il Messaggero”, the director of the German language programming for Vatican Radio, Jesuit Father Eberhard von Gemminger, said he hopes future popes will be elected by a College of Cardinals in which “at least half” of the members are women.

Ballot initiative to define life as beginning at conception gains momentum in Colorado

Jul 23, 2007 - 10:56 am .- The secretary of state's three-person title board on Wednesday crafted language for a constitutional amendment that would ban abortions and define humans as existing from the moment of fertilization. The amendment would also extend the Colorado Constitution's inalienable rights, equality of justice and due process of law to fertilized eggs.

Pope Benedict calls for a new Pentecost as World Youth Day approaches

Jul 23, 2007 - 09:28 am .- Pope Benedict has issued his message to the youth preparing for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia. In his discussion of the theme for the gathering, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses,” the Holy Father called for a new Pentecost.As individual registration for WYD 2008 kicked off, Pope Benedict became “pilgrim number one” in the list of those awaiting the event that marks a time of renewal for the youth of the Church.

Pope asks Gov. of Georgia to commute controversial death sentence

Jul 23, 2007 - 09:19 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has requested that the death sentence for condemned cop killer Troy Anthony Davis be commuted. The Apostolic Nunciature sent a letter to the governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue, on behalf of Pope Benedict, asking that Davis be granted clemency, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The letter arrived Monday.

Polish pilgrims killed in bus accident in French Alps

Jul 23, 2007 - 09:15 am .- A bus carrying Polish Catholic pilgrims from Our Lady of la Salette shrine in the French Alps, missed a switchback on the mountain road it was taking and plummeted over the edge. The bus crashed into a river bank below and burst into flames, killing 26 people, authorities said.

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