Archive of May 31, 2005

Pope changes government at Roman Basilica, boosts dialogue with other Christians

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, the Vatican made public new norms, written by Pope Benedict on the Feast of the Visitation of Mary, for the practice of worship in the pontifical basilica of St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls, which clarify specific questions of jurisdiction and administrative aspects of the ancient basilica and it’s grounds.

Bishop enforces appropriate liturgical practice in diocese

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One year after his began in the Diocese of Richmond, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo has already set up a commission to enforce appropriate liturgical practice, and has implemented other measures and solutions, which he says the people want and which meet the current needs of the diocese, reported the Times-Dispatch.

Pope says young people ‘must feel loved by the Church’

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As he prepares to join young people in Cologne for World Youth Day this summer, Pope Benedict XVI told Italian bishops yesterday that they, especially priests and bishops, must assure the young that they are loved by the Church.

Catholic Press Association votes for “no statement” on Fr. Reese resignation

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of the Catholic Press Association (CPA), gathered in Florida last week, voted against making a formal statement regarding the resignation of ‘America’ magazine editor, Fr. Thomas Reese over the magazine’s widely-viewed overemphasis on dissent from Catholic teaching.

Benedict XVI to Spanish Bishops: Marriage and family are irreplaceable

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter sent to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the irreplaceable character of marriage and the family in society and renewed his call to attend to the V World Meeting of Families, which will take place in July of 2006 in Valencia, Spain.

Communion service at Boston church does not replace Mass

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Parishioners at St. Jeremiah’s church in the Archdiocese of Boston are trying to determine whether their weekly Communion service meets a Catholic’s weekly obligation to attend Mass.

School officials allow high school valedictorian to mention Jesus

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Wisconsin school officials reconsidered a previous decision and allowed one high school valedictorian to speak about Jesus in her recent graduation speech.

Cuban missionaries declare mission work central to evangelization of country

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Delegates from all over Cuba met in Havana last week to celebrate the I National Assembly of Missions, an historical gathering that concluded with a commitment to “make mission work the central focus of pastoral life” in Cuba.

Salvadoran archbishop exhorts government to defend life

May 31, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador exhorted government officials last week to defend life from the moment of conception, calling it their “most important” task, and to make economic development in the country a priority as well.

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