Archive of May 4, 2005

Pope chides power, prestige and the ‘comfortable life’

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Some 13,000 pilgrims turned out for Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience today in which he chided temptations to overemphasize power, prestige, and what he called the “comfortable life.”

Pope Benedict decides to revert to tradition and not preside at beatifications

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his efforts to make events at the Vatican less “Pope-centered”, Pope Benedict XVI has decided that he will not preside at beatifications, reported the Honolulu Advertiser.

Reconciliation is a dialogue, says Archbishop Chaput about Crusades

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In light of Friday’s release of Ridley Scott’s new film about the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is challenging Christians to reclaim their lost memories.

Scholars call new Crusade movie ‘rubbish’

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With anticipation of English director Ridley Scott’s new film, Kingdom of Heaven steadily growing, the skepticism of many scholars of the middle ages is also growing.

Brain-damaged firefighter speaks after 10 years

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Buffalo firefighter Donald Herbert, who has been in what many might call a persistent vegetative state for nearly ten years, suddenly began to talk.

Judge’s decision that 13-year-old has right to abortion is ‘absurd’, says pro-life group

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A pro-life group said a judge’s decision, allowing a 13-year-old to have an abortion, is “absurd and very harmful abuse.”

Bishop permits founding of new pro-life society for priests

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The creation of a new men’s community, dedicated to pro-life work, has been confirmed.

Pharmacists confirm morning-after pill causes chemical abortion

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pharmacists for Life has issued a statement, confirming that the morning-after pill causes abortions and does not simply “prevent pregnancy” as some pharmaceutical companies claim.

P.C. scholars take Christ out of B.C.

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The decades-old debate over whether the new terms B.C.E. (before common era) and C.E. (common era) should replace the traditional B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini, i.e., “in the year of the Lord”) has once again surfaced.

Bishop Baseotto assures he still is the Ordinary of the Military in Argentina

May 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Ordinary of the Military in Argentina, Bishop Antonio Juan Baseotto, explained that he is still in the position to which the Holy See had assigned him, despite the fact that President Kirchner and some of his Ministers do not say the same.

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