Archive of January 25, 2005

Cardinal Sodano reminds tsunami victims of God’s closeness

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday evening in the Vatican Basilica Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano celebrated a Mass in the Pope's name for victims of the tsunami which devastated parts of South Asian on December 26.

Do not forget the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, Archbishop warns

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore participated in the UN General Assembly commemorating the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps by allied troops.

Bush supports pro-life supporters in annual march

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Tens of thousands of pro-lifers marched on Washington yesterday to mark the 32nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and to let government know they want an end to abortion. The demonstrators, gathered on the Ellipse yesterday, were buoyed by the support of President George W. Bush.

Supreme Court deferral means 'Choose Life' plates still unconstitutional in S. Carolina

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court declined yesterday to consider a case about whether some states may offer license plates with pro-life messages, reported the Associated Press.

USCCB office launches ad campaign to dispel myths about abortion

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a national ad campaign to clear up the misinformation many people have about abortion.

Pope to Preside at Mass for Day of Consecrated Life

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Wednesday, February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Holy Father will celebrate the 9th annual Day of Consecrated Life and preside at a 5.30 p.m. Mass in St Peter's Basilica.

World Meeting of Families to take place in Spain in July 2006

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in July of 2006, “is the most important gathering in the history of the city of Valencia,” said city official Francisco Camps.

Italian diocese says weeping statue scientifically unexplainable

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian daily “Corriere della Sera” reported this Sunday that it has gained access to a dossier containing various unpublished documents that classify the case of the “Madonnina de Civitavecchia,” a statue of Mary that has wept blood on fourteen occasions over ten years, as a “true miracle.”

Indian regional government increases cash incentives for sterilization

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to control the population of a Maoist-dominated tribal area, where couples have an average of six children, the Chhattisgarh government has increased cash incentives for men and women opting for sterilization, reported India News Jan. 14.

Supreme Court Denies Appeal in for woman on feeding tube

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied an appeal to reinstate a Florida law, which was passed to keep brain damaged Terri Schiavo hooked up to a feeding tube.

Cabinet minister admits link with Catholic group

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Britain’s recently appointed Education Secretary, Ruth Kelly, has come under fire in the British press for her association to Opus Dei, a Catholic group founded by St. Josemaria Escriva.

FDA delays decision on morning-after pill access

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Federal Drug Administration has delayed its decision about whether to make the morning-after pill available over the counter. The morning-after pill is also known as Plan B.

Kidnappers of ex-president of CELAM sentenced to 31 years in prison

Jan 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A court in Cundinamarca, Colombia, has sentenced two guerrilla rebels of the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) to 31 years in prison for the two-day long kidnapping of Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jimenez Carvajal, who at the time was president of the Latin American Bishops Conference.

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