Archive of March 17, 2005

‘Peace is the work of justice’, Pope tells conference

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, Pope John Paul II called on members of a conference examining the Church’s call to justice continue to foster solidarity with and dignity for all members of the human family.

Pope expresses hope for direction of Panama

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican welcomed Lawrence Edward Chewning Fabrega, the new ambassador to the Holy See from Panama.

Cardinal calls Holocaust Museum ‘a warning, a witness, and an appeal’

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On March 15th, the new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem Mausoleum in Jerusalem opened its doors. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, librarian of Holy Roman Church, and the Pope’s representative to the event, assured those gathered of the Church’s and the Holy Father’s solidarity.

Irish-Catholics searching for windows into past

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As Americans from coast to coast celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today with things like green beverages and parades, a group of Irish-Catholic descendents are searching for remnants of a fabled past.

Colorado Springs school district ousts Planned Parenthood

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After months of heated debate, a Colorado Springs school district has decided to ban Planned Parenthood from speaking in their schools.

U.S., Canadian bishops publish compendium of Church’s social teaching

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States and Canadian bishops this week released the long-awaited “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.” Published by the Vatican in October 2004, the synthesis of Catholic social doctrine has now been reissued exclusively for American and Canadian audiences. 

Priests urge Senate to change rules re judicial nominees despite opposition

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The national pro-life organization Priests for Life continues to urge the Senate to change the rules regarding the President’s judicial nominees, despite comments Tuesday by Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that a change in the rules would mark "an unprecedented abuse of power."

Northern Cheyenne tribe files lawsuit against Catholic school

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Northern Cheyenne Tribe filed a lawsuit March 11, alleging that St. Labre Indian School Educational Association is imposing its Catholic values on the community and raising millions by marketing the tribe’s poverty, reported the Montana Lee Newspapers.

Family Research Council, CWA applaud president’s appointment to FCC

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, President Bush appointed Kevin Martin, a member of the Federal Communications Commission to replace outgoing Michael Powell as head of the office.

Argentinean bishops condemn abortion and reject international laws that promote it

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Executive Committee of the Bishops Conference of Argentina has issued a statement condemning abortion and calling on lawmakers to reject the controversial UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Pro-abortion “Catholics” manipulate poll in Brazil to claim support for abortion

Mar 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics for a Free Choice is releasing the results of a poll in Brazil which, according to the feminist pro-abortion group, allegedly shows popular support for abortion, but which in reality does not shed any new light on the debate surrounding the legalization of the practice in that country.

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