Archive of June 9, 2005

Pope pledges continued dialogue with Jewish community, leaders praise Pontiff

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his first audience with Jewish leaders, Pope Benedict XVI assured on Thursday that the Catholic Church remained fully committed to continued dialogue with the Jewish community and to fighting anti-Semitism.

Pro-family groups pleased Justice Brown confirmed as federal judge

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A pro-family group is pleased that Justice Janice Rogers Brown has become the newest judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Brown received a confirmation vote of 56 to 43yesterday and a cloture vote of 65-32 one day earlier.

Archbishop Chaput makes plea for equal rights for Christians in the West

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Europe and the West must “fight discrimination and intolerance against Christians and members of other religious communities,” Archbishop Charles Chaput told an international summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) yesterday.

Archbishop Edward McCarthy dies at 87

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The former  Archbishop of Miami, Edward McCarthy, died June 7 at the age of 87. During his 18 years as archbishop, he led the faithful through social crisis, growth and periods of important change.

DNC chairman offends Christians, says Catholic League

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The chairman of the Democratic National Committee has done an about-face, says the Catholic League. When Howard Dean accepted the chairmanship of the DNC in February, he committed the DNC to “religious outreach.” But in a speech in San Francisco June 6, he criticized the Republican Party as “pretty much a white, Christian party.”

Christian doctors to explore healthcare, bioethics at national meeting

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- America's largest faith-based doctor organization, the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, are meeting in Denver today to discuss the future of medicine, bioethics, world mission, and faith and health at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center.

Spanish Archbishop calls for measures to combat anti-Christian prejudices

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .-  Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo and Vice President of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference is calling for the adoption of concrete actions to “combat and contrast prejudices and false representations of Christians and of members of other religions” in the media and in schools.

Russian health officials debunk “safe-sex” myth and promote abstinence in Moscow

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an about-face, health officials in Moscow have acknowledged that “safe-sex does not exist” and are opting for abstinence-based education for young people.

Archbishop calls on Cuban families to teach children true vision of the family

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Cubanet news agency reported this week that during the celebration of Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, Archbishop Pedro Meurice of Santiago called on Cubans to educate children in the true meaning of marriage and family in order to combat the confusion caused by those who promote the legalization of homosexual unions.

President of Ecuadorian bishops slams statement by renegade Spanish priests

Jun 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a strongly worded message, Bishop Nestor Herrera Heredia of Machala and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador, rejected recent statements by two renegade Spanish priests, Father Miguel Olmedo and Father Jose Luis Molina, who publicly showed disrespect for Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

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