Archive of June 10, 2005

Pope reaffirms Catholic doctrine on priestly celibacy, abstinence to fight AIDS

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a group of bishops from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Lesotho concluding their "ad limina" visit, Pope Benedict reaffirmed Church teachings on priestly celibacy, as well as abstinence and fidelity to prevent AIDS.

Process for John Paul II’s beatification to start on June 28, Cardinal announces

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican will open the beatification process for Pope John Paul II June 28, announced Camillo Cardinal Ruini.

Ave Maria hosts right-to-life conference

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Prominent academics discussed the latest scholarship on right-to-life issues last weekend at the annual University Faculty for Life conference, June 3-5. This was the second time Ave Maria School of Law hosted the conference.

One of the first priests ordained in the USA on road to sainthood

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Russian prince who left his wealth behind to come to America and be one of the first priests ordained in the United States has received his first nod from the Vatican on his road to sainthood.

Globalized world must provide decent jobs for young people, Vatican says

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations Office in Geneva (Switzerland) said during the International Labor Organization conference that providing decent jobs for young people is a must in the emerging globalized world.

Catholic television now available in the UK

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic television has arrived in Britain. Eternal Word Television Network — the U.S. Catholic television network founded by Mother Angelica — was recently made available throughout the UK on Sky Television.

Bishops of Bolivia call for prayer amidst grave political crisis

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Bolivia issued a statement last night calling on the faithful to pray that the country’s congressional body gathered in the city of Sucre would find a proper political solution to grave crisis affecting the country.

Messori slams Italian communist daily for promoting “black legend” about Inquisition

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Italian journalist Vittorio Messori responded this week to an article in the Communist daily Il Manifesto that portrays as truthful the black legend about the Inquisition.

Brazilian bishops question validity of “referendums” on origin of life

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo and Secretary General of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil warned this week against the idea of a referendum on the beginning of life and the dignity of human embryos.

Honduran Cardinal calls for more help for migrant workers in the US

Jun 10, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Immigrants and migrant workers deserve help, compassion and solidarity, not recrimination, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.

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