Archive of January 20, 2005

Spanish bishops: Church’s teaching on condoms has not changed

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Spain issued a press release this week clarifying statements made by the body’s spokesman, Father Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, which the press interpreted as official Church support for condom use to prevent AIDS.  In their statement, the bishops maintained that, “It is not true that the teaching of the Church on condoms has changed.”

Catholic agencies worldwide give $500 million to aid tsunami victims

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A speech given by Archbishop Celestino Migliore to the United Nations General assembly was published today regarding relief efforts in the areas devastated by the tsunami of December 26th.

Pope calls strengthening of marriage and families crucial for society

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, John Paul II called on participants of the General Chapter of the International Union of Families of Schoenstatt to deepen “their understanding of marriage and the family in the light of faith.”

Toronto archbishop calls for temporary legal clause to block to same-sex marriage

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Toronto Archbishop Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic sent an open letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, urging him to block same-sex marriage by invoking the Canadian Constitution’s notwithstanding clause, The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

New study indicates that pro-life culture may be on the rise

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says there is new evidence, indicating that “the culture is turning away from abortion.”

‘Jane Roe’ requests that Supreme Court reverse Roe vs. Wade

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- "Jane Roe" – whose case first legalized abortion on demand 32 years ago – has formally petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade.

Over 500 students from university to travel to March for Life

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Around midnight on January 24th, over 500 students from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio will board charter busses and travel to Washington D.C. to commemorate the thirty-second anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

Heavy prison sentence for murderers of Colombian archbishop

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A judge in the Colombian city of Cali has sentenced to more than 35 years in prison two of the men responsible for the murder of Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino, which took place almost three years ago.

Mexican Catholics to participate in AIDS prevention campaign in Africa

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Mexico has called for a special collection on February 27 to raise money for the fight against AIDS in Africa.

Anglican leader says euthanasia unacceptable

Jan 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans, said euthanasia is unacceptable because it excludes God from certain aspects of life.

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