Archive of January 10, 2005

In wake of tragic year, Pope says to the world-“Do not be overcome by evil”

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at 11 in the Regia Hall, John Paul II met with the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See for an exchange of New Year's greetings and for his annual "state of the world" address.

Pope Challenges New Cuban Ambassador to Promote Religious Freedom

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, the Pope received the Letters of Credence of the new ambassador from the Republic of Cuba, Raul Roa Kouri, to whom he gave assurances of his interest in efforts by Cuban authorities to further develop their achievements in the fields of health, education and culture in their different forms.

Pope voices call to youth to “Put out into the Deep”

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Made public today was the Holy Father's message for the 42nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, to be held on April 17, fourth Sunday of Easter, on the theme: "Called to put out into the deep."

Pope invites rediscovery of Baptism

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Pope's Angelus reflections today, the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, highlighted this sacrament which he said the Evangelists considered as the start of Jesus' messianic ministry.

New Jersey school district sued for ban on Christmas music

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Maplewood Public School District is facing a lawsuit for having banned traditional Christmas music, including instrumentals, last month.

Catholics cautioned about ‘objectionable’ magazine

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Pittsburg issued an official warning about a quarterly magazine, called Thorns and Roses. The warning was reported in the Pittsburg Catholic.

Catholic students in Cincinnati hope to raise $100,000 for Asian victims

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are hoping to raise $100,000 by Jan. 30 – Catholic Schools Week – for the tsunami survivors in Asia, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer. The money will be sent to Catholic Relief Services.

St. Louis Parish Votes Down Archbishop’s Directive

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last night, parishoners at a North St. Louis Church overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to conform to Archdiocesan standards and come into compliance with Church law.

Vatican Shares Artifacts With Israel in Hopes of Furthering Unity

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Soon, the Vatican will present the works of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential figures in modern Jewish thought to Israel for scholarly study.

Nuncio calls on Venezuelan bishops to be messengers “of true hope” in midst of crisis

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the Venezuelan Bishops Conference convened for their 83rd Plenary Assembly, the Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, Archbishop Andre Dupuy, called on the bishops to be witnesses to “true hope” in the midst of the current crisis facing the country.

Bishop warns homosexual marriage will destroy Spanish society

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona and General Secretary of the Bishops Conference of Spain is warning that the possible legalization of homosexual “marriage” and its equivalency in rights with unions between a man and a woman will undermine the basic pillars of the family as well as those of Spanish society.

Homosexual group in Spain launches attack on the Church

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The “State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals” in Spain announced on Sunday that it will launch a campaign against the Catholic Church in response to recent statements of the Spanish bishops criticizing a law that would legalize homosexual “marriage.”

Cardinal Sandoval calls on Christians to attend Mass “worthily”

Jan 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message aimed at inviting Catholics to live fully the Year of the Eucharist, the Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, called on Catholics to renew the practice of attending Mass every Sunday.

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