Archive of March 10, 2005

Vatican confirms, Pope will return for Holy Week

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a statement this morning, Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed hopes that Pope John Paul II will return to the Vatican in time for Holy Week.

Bishops’ spokesperson hails UN declaration against human cloning

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United Nations declaration against all forms of human cloning, including therapeutic cloning, “is a powerful statement in favor of the dignity and inviolability of human life,” said the planning and information director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat.

Archbishop Chaput decries death penalty

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Wednesday, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput praised a recent Supreme Court decision which bans the use of the death penalty for minors who were 18 or younger when they committed their crime.

NY bishops support tax credits for families to save Catholic schools

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The New York Catholic Conference is supporting a bill in the state Senate that would provide income-tax credits of up to $3,000 for families that send children to private schools, reported the Ottaway News Service.

Pro-life community inflamed by ‘Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers’

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to pro-abortion supporters, today is the “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers”, a day they say, to recognize the “terrorist-like” conditions that abortion doctors reportedly work under.

First California church abuse cases set for trial

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two California dioceses are scheduled to go to trial March 14 for cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests.

Gibson plans new movie about Fatima

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After the huge success of The Passion of the Christ Braveheart star, Mel Gibson will soon release a film about the apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.

Australian Catholic college cancels talk by “pre-Christian” scholar

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An Australian Catholic college cancelled a lecture by “pre-Christian” feminist theologian Carol Christ Saturday, reported the Sidney Morning Herald.

Pro-life leader reveals latest efforts of pro-abortion movement to defeat pro-lifers

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With a recent shift in public opinion that seems to have placed pro-lifers in a more positive light, pro-life leader Jill Stanek says pro-abortion activists have scrambled to adopt new strategies in an effort to divide and defeat pro-lifers.

Pope tells Senegal: remain united with bishops; continue seeking peace

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope John Paul welcomed Felix Oudiane, Senegal’s new ambassador, to the Vatican, noting that country’s commitment to “seeking and consolidating peace in Africa.”

Church in Colombia target of violence in last 20 years

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Colombia is reporting that during the last 20 years, 65 priests and religious have been murdered in the country.

Skip referendum on assisted fertilization, say Italian bishops

Mar 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops Conference of Italy, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, is promoting the creation of a civic committee that would encourage Italians to abstain from voting in the coming referendum on a law that would liberalize the country’s policy on assisted fertilization.

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