Archive of January 17, 2005

Pope calls sporting activity “a worthwhile educational instrument”

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning at the Vatican, the Pope received the president, management, drivers and technicians of the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari, whom he congratulated on their victory in the recent world championships.

Pope calls Eucharist “our spiritual nourishment” during meeting with Vatican Security

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Eucharist was the focus of the Holy Father's talk yesterday when he received members of the Public Security Inspectorate, whom he also thanked for the service they perform for the Vatican.

Vatican announces Holy Father’s calendar for coming months

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican recently announced the various events at which the Holy Father will be present during the following months.

Pope calls faithful to “Implore God for the Gift of Full Unity”

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The World Day of Migrants and Refugees and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity were at the center of the Pope's reflections today before he prayed the noon Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square below his study window.

Holy Father Accepts Archbishop Keleher’s Resignation

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of Kansas City in Kansas, presented by Archbishop James Patrick Keleher.

Truth about wartime document revealed; shows Pius XII supported Jewish children’s return to families

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue says critics of Pope Pius XII are looking “rather foolish” after the truth about a document, slamming the wartime Pope, was revealed late last week.

New documents reveal Hitler wanted Pope Pius XII kidnapped

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler had ordered one of his generals to kidnap Pope Pius XII during World War II, reported Italy's leading Catholic newspaper, Avvenire.

College Students Challenged to Change the “Culture of Death” at National FOCUS Conference

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Jason Wunsch didn’t mind the 12-hour bus trip through a snow storm from Bozeman, Montana to Denver, Colorado. He knew it would be worth it.

Priests For Life calls for abortion clinic investigations

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life called for a full-scale investigation of abortion clinics across the United States after a woman was hospitalized Jan. 13, due to complications resulting from an abortion. The woman was a patient at Women's Health Care Services, a late-term abortion clinic run by George Tiller in Wichita, Kan.

Bishops begin screening process of priests on cruise ships

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are screening priests who provide ministry to cruise lines in an effort to eliminate unsuitable clergy, such as those who were suspended for sexual abuse or those who have left the priesthood,  reported the Associated Press.

Cuban young people prepare to attend WYD 2005

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Carlos Baladrón of Guantanamo-Barcoa, Cuba, announced last week that 34 young people from Cuba representing all of the dioceses of the country are preparing to travel to Cologne in August to participate in World Youth Day.

Argentinean priest says sexual education shouldn't be “genital education”

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the country of Argentina is currently preparing a sexual education plan together with the Society for Gay and Lesbian Integration of Argentina, the Director of the Press Office for the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Father Guillermo Marcó, recalled that the sexual education should never become genital education, and its content should not be in conflict with what the family believes.

Brazilian denomination to establish political party

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil has gathered more than 400,000 signatures in hopes of forming its own political party.

Correction to story about Gibson’s visit to Fatima

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A CNA story, posted Jan. 12, about Mel Gibson’s 2004 visit to surviving Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia at a Carmelite monastery in Coimbra, Portugal, stated that news of the visit was first published in the Fatima Bulletin. This is incorrect. The original news story was written and posted independently by Mr. Richard Salbato. CNA apologizes for the error.

Archbishop kidnapped in Iraq on verge of election

Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican released a statement deploring the kidnapping of a Catholic Archbishop in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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