Archive of June 8, 2005

Pope reflects on God’s maternal love

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking before some 35,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday General Audience, Commenting Psalm 110 during the general audience, Pope Benedict XVI spoke on God’s maternal love portrayed in Psalm 110.

Gay militant group slams Pope’s remarks on homosexual “marriage”

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joe Solmonese, President of the gay militant organization “Human Rights Campaign” (HRC), issued a statement yesterday criticizing Pope Benedict XVI for his remarks against same-sex “marriage.”

Religion important to Americans, new poll reveals

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Americans are far more likely to consider religion central to their lives and to believe that religious leaders should have their say in public policy than people in nine other developed countries, says a recent AP-Ipsos poll.

Pope Benedict to meet top Jewish delegation on Thursday

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will receive on Thursday a group of 25 Jews representing the world's major Jewish organizations, according to a statement released by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Denver Archbishop says historic inaccuracies not helpful in Jewish-Catholic relations

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Both Jews and Christians must have a clear understanding of history in order to advance in their relationship and ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust are not repeated, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver.

Lawsuit filed after school forbids boy from reading Bible at recess

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Tennessee elementary school is being sued for barring a 10-year-old boy from reading his Bible during recess, reported AgapePress.

Best-selling authors, baseball manager share faith on TV

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two best-selling American authors and the manager of Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins will share about their Catholic faith in a one-hour television special.

Ecuadorians support Archbishop in clash with renegade priests

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dozens of residents in the Quito neighborhood known as “Struggle of the Poor” marched through the streets carrying signs in support of the decision of Archbishop Raul Vela Chiriboga to send two Spanish priests back to Spain for neglecting to carry out their pastoral duties at a local parish and instead engaging in social activism.

Drug trafficking is an educational problem, says Mexican cardinal

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his homily on Sunday at the archdiocesan cathedral, the Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said drug trafficking is not the result of a problem of the executive, legislative or judicial powers, but rather with “education in Mexico.”

Church in Bolivia will continue to search for solution in wake of presidential resignation

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of Bolivian president Carlos Mesa’s decision to step down, Bishop Jesus Juarez of El Alto and Vice President of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference said the Church would continue to search for a solution to the crisis gripping the country.

Archbishop of Montevideo: Christians must condemn torture

Jun 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The biweekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Montevideo, Entre Todos, published a stinging criticism of statements by retired General Ivan Paulos regarding the use of torture as “a part of war,” reminding Catholics that no Christian can justify such a practice that harms human dignity.

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