Archive of June 2, 2005

Dignity of man, from conception until natural death, is primary, says Pope

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican released a letter from Pope Benedict XVI, commemorating John Paul’s visit, 25 years ago to UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and reiterating the Church’s belief that true peace can only be reached by promoting human dignity, from conception until natural death.

New bishop installed for Providence, calls for hope and trust in Church

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The new bishop of Providence had a message of hope for the faithful who packed the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul for his installation Tuesday.

Vatican seminar to discuss history of Christianity and its effects on the modern world

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Tomorrow and Saturday, a number of Europe’s leading historians will gather at the Vatican to discuss the history of Christianity, and the 2,000 year old faith’s relation to the modern world.

Abortion providers must be required to report child abuse: Catholic League

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League is urging New York legislators to adopt a law that would require abortion providers to report incidents of child sexual abuse to authorities.

Catholics asked to give to Peter’s Pence this month

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thanks to the Peter’s Pence Collection, the Holy Father can respond with financial assistance to international emergency situations, such as natural disasters and refugees.

Archbishop Chaput to serve on international anti-Semitism panel

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput is among nine delegates, including New York Governor George Pataki, who have been asked to travel to Spain next week for an international conference on anti-Semitism.

Religious community blends art and devotion through creation of liturgical ornaments

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Fraternas, a religious community of women living in Denver, spend their days like many other religious sisters—they pray, share community life, and strive to evangelize to the local community. But they also try to promote the Gospel in a different way—through the creation of uniquely inspirational liturgical ornaments and vestments.

Quebec bishops meet with committee on education

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Quebec bishops met Wednesday with Education Minister Jean-Marc Fournier and a parliamentary committee to discuss a bill, which would replace Catholic and Protestant religious instruction in public schools with a religious culture and ethics program by 2008.

Archbishop of Quito reminds faithful parish is not NGO

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter published Wednesday, Archbishop Raul Vela of Quito, Ecuador, explained to the faithful that the decision to send two priests back to Spain conforms to Canon Law and that “a parish is not a political party, a union or an NGO.  Its essence and its methods are different.”

Dutch education minister encourages debate on evolution

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Dutch education minister says it’s time to reopen the debate on the Theory of Evolution. Currently in the Netherlands, there is debate on Islam and evolution and on the curriculum in Christian schools.

Homosexual forum incites violence against upcoming pro-life demonstrations in Madrid

Jun 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Reacting to the upcoming protests in Madrid scheduled for June 18 against a government plan to make homosexual unions equal to marriage, death threats and slander against pro-life groups have spread across homosexual websites in Spain.

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