Archive of May 10, 2005

Vatican marks anniversary of end of WWII, supports U.N. Peace-building commission

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See joined much of Europe yesterday in celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, spoke to the U.N.’s General Assembly in New York yesterday, who marked May 8 and 9 as official days of remembrance for the war’s end.

Denver critic: $150 million can’t buy Kingdom of Heaven a decent plot

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Billed as what was to be one of the summer’s major blockbusters, Ridley Scott’s new big-dollar action film, Kingdom of Heaven, is, at best, drawing mixed reviews from film critics.

Homosexual leader lashes heavy criticism to gay movement

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A leader in the national homosexual community has admonished homosexuals for their inability to take responsibility for their actions and for the decay of their community structures.

Hackers break into Catholic League website

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last weekend, the web site of the New York-based, Catholic League was hacked and uploaded with a message insulting U.S. President George Bush, Israeli President Ariel Sharon, and which made reference to Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and the Palestinian state.

Jewish community expresses confidence in new Pope

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Jewish leaders have expressed their confidence in Pope Benedict XVI, saying that the first two weeks of his papacy show “good signs” that he will continue the work of Pope John Paul II regarding Jewish-Christian relations. 

Group blows whistle on Catholic colleges at odds with bishops’ directives

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A national organization has blown the whistle on 13 Catholic colleges and universities, which have disregarded a directive of the U.S. bishops and invited commencement speakers and honorees who publicly oppose Catholic teaching.

Thousands expected to defend life at national pro-life rally

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of Canadians are expected to call on government to defend all human life at the national March for Life May 12. Marchers will walk through Ottawa and gather on Parliament Hill.

Legion of Christ welcomes investigation to clear founder of abuse allegations

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of the Legion of Christ are confident that “a full and fair examination of the facts” will clear their founder of allegations of sexual abuse, reported the Globe.

Canadian diocese to sell all its churches to pay abuse victims

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of St. George’s, Newfoundland, plans to sell all of its churches and missions to settle sexual-abuse claims.

US and Mexican bishops to discuss vigilante border patrols

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops Committee on Human Mobility, Bishop Renato Ascencio León of Ciudad Juarez, said this week bishops from his country and the US will meet in El Paso, Texas, on June 23 to discuss the problem of border patrols by vigilante groups such as the Minutemen, whose activities might spread to other parts of the US/Mexican border.

Archbishop of Toledo warns homosexual “marriages” contradict natural law

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Antonio Canizares Llovera of Toledo and Vice President of the Bishops Conference of Spain said this week a law that would legalize homosexual unions is not “a true law” because it contradicts natural law.

Archbishops Gomez, Chaput, to attend National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Organizers recently announced that San Antonio’s Archbishop Jose Gomez and Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput will join Catholics from around the country in Washington D.C. for the 2nd annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

Korean sisters gather in Colorado for 12th annual conference

May 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- 51 Korean religious sisters working across North America have gathered in the Colorado mountains this week and last, for period of rest, renewal and fellowship.

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