Archive of January 26, 2005

“Authentic faith always sees God as love” says Pope

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, in his general audience at the Vatican, the Holy Father spoke on the subject of "thanksgiving" basing his thoughts on Psalm 114.

Vatican praises mother who chose her own death over abortion

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Rita Federizzi has been compared with the much-loved and recently canonized St. Gianna Beretta Molla.

Victim of Botched Abortion Dies

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to the Pro-life group, Operation Rescue, a Kansas woman has died as a result of an abortion gone awry at the clinic of late-term abortion specialist George Tiller.

Polish court fines editor for insulting Pope

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Polish editor, who used to speak for the country's former communist rulers in the 1980s, was fined $8,500 yesterday for insulting the Pope in an article.

Christ is the foundation and goal of ecumenical movement, Cardinal tells religious leaders

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, last night presided in the name of the Holy Father at the celebration of Vespers at the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Cardinal Rivera says fight against drugs begins in the family

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said this week that while the government has the duty to combat drug trafficking, the fight against drugs begins in the family. 

Church hopeful UN will name new envoy to Colombian peace process

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro, vice president of the Bishops Conference of Colombia, expressed his confidence this week that the United Nations would name a new delegate to replace James Lemoyne in the peace negotiations with Marxist rebels in Colombia.

Catholics for a Free Choice to intensify pro-abortion efforts in Brazil

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pro-abortion group "Catholics for a Free Choice" (CFFC) is intensifying its efforts to get abortion legalized in Brazil, as the group prepares to participate in the World Social Forum which will be held January 27-31 in Porto Alegre.

Ecuadorian bishop calls on government to guarantee right to protest

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The secretary general of the Bishops Conference of Ecuador, Bishop Jose Vicente Eguiguren Samaniego, is calling on the government to guarantee the right to protest in the streets of the country.

Italian priests slam 'blasphemous' ad

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two Italian priests are outraged by a company that has used the image of the Virgin Mary for an ad campaign, calling it “blasphemy” and “profanity,” reported the AFP.

Oscars overlooks ‘The Passion’ for best picture

Jan 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The worldwide 2004 box-office hit “The Passion of the Christ” was shut out in the nominations for best picture category of the Oscars.