Archive of January 14, 2005

Pope exhorts faithful to “give open witness of faith and veneration for the Blessed Sacrament"

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a Decree published today, the Holy Father granted a Plenary Indulgence during the year of the Eucharist, which began in October.

Cardinal Rigali urges government to allow Indonesians facing deportation to stay

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Indonesians, who are facing deportation, should be granted the temporary right to live and work in the United States after the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia last month, said the archbishop of Philadelphia.

US cardinal impressed by Sri Lankan resilience

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Washington is impressed with the efficiency of relief efforts in Sri Lanka. Edgar Cardinal McCarrick visited the island Tuesday, along with Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert, Ireland, chairman of Trocaire, an Irish Catholic Aid Agency.

Vatican invites Tsunami victims to solemn Mass

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Priests, religious and faithful from the countries afflicted by the devastating tsunami of December 26th are especially invited to St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday, January 24, at 5 p.m.

Nation’s top cantors to perform at celebration honoring Pope

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On January 18th, Pope John Paul II will receive twelve of the United States’ top cantors, who will perform for him at the Papal Palace.

“True peace only possible by accepting Christ and his Gospel” was Cardinal Schotte’s motto, says Pope

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning in the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father presided at the funeral of Cardinal Jan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M., who died on Monday at the age of 76.

Over 1400 college students converge on Denver today for FOCUS Conference

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Students from as far away as Florida. Massachusetts and Canada will converge on Denver tonight to deepen their faith and gain the tools to be better leaders on their college campuses.

Tsunami relief: Catholic parishes raise at least $7 million in special national collection

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Canadian Catholics have raised an estimated $7 million to aid the victims of the tsunami in Asia. The nationwide collection was called by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishop of Orlando calls on Bush to work for greater immigration reform

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando said this week the immigration reform proposed by President George W. Bush is “insufficient,” and he called on the US leader to go beyond just providing work visas for temporary jobs.

North Dakota Residents Pray and Continue Search for parishioner

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to the Diocese of Fargo, friends and parishioners around the diocese continue to pray for Mina Kay Breker, 48, who disappeared on November 11th.

Chilean Health Minister rules out abortion for nine year-old girl

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Chile’s Health Minister, Pedro Garcia, denied a request by various feminist NGOs to force a nine year-old girl to have an abortion because she became pregnant as a result of rape.

Australian seminaries enroll more young men for the priesthood

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The number of young men entering the seminary is up in Australia, says a Jan. 13 report in The Australian.

Venezuelan bishops demand “authentic dialogue” between government and opposition

Jan 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Concluding their 83rd Plenary Assembly, the Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued an energetic call to the government and the opposition to establish an “authentic dialogue”, warning that “vengeance, exclusion and abuse will not lead to the building of a humane, just, united and fraternal Venezuela.”

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