Archive of June 20, 2005

Benedict XVI reminds faithful that Christian charity is nourished by participating in the Eucharist

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- From his office window, Pope Benedict XVI reminded all the people gathered to hear him in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that Christian charity and self-donation are nourished in the Eucharist.

First book by Benedict XVI to be published Tuesday

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported last week that the first book by Pope Benedict XVI, entitled “The Example of Benedict in the Crisis of the Cultures,” will focus on the marginalization of Christianity in modern-day Europe and will be in stores in Italy on Tuesday.

U.S. bishops to adopt national marriage initiative

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Spurred by the current state of marriage and the debate on same-sex unions, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a multi-year national pastoral initiative on marriage, beginning this year.

US bishops commit to protection of children

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has acknowledged the mistakes made by some bishops in transferring abusive priests from one parish to another and has pledged to follow the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

U.S. bishops renew commitment to Catholic schools

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States bishops have renewed their commitment to supporting Catholic schools across the country into the new millennium.

Benedict XVI to meet with new ecclesial movements in 2006

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, the Pontifical Council for the Laity has invited representatives of the principle ecclesial movements to begin preparing for a meeting next year on the solemnity of Pentecost.

New faith-based schools for Detroit in the fall

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Detroit may have new faith-based schools by the fall. The archbishop of Detroit, Adam Cardinal Maida, said he intends to announce details of the new plan next month.

Canada’s same-sex marriage bill likely goes to vote this week

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to a report by, Canada’s same-sex marriage bill is likely to be voted on in Parliament this week, either Wednesday or Thursday. is attributing this information to “highly placed Liberal sources.”

Short film captures faith of student killed at Columbine

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Rachel Scott was killed during the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, after refusing at gunpoint to deny her faith in God. Now a short film, titled “Rachel’s Challenge: The Battle Between Good and Evil” captures the teenage girl’s lifelong quest to do good and her last test of faith.

Marriage is a natural reality, not a product of design, says archbishop

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his weekly letter issued on the eve of the pro-family rallies that took place Saturday in Spain, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia said, “Marriage is a natural reality, not a product of design,” and “families need just laws.”

Archbishop’s prayers for rain answered

Jun 20, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Rain came to Murray Bridge Friday after the community gathered with Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide the day before to pray for rain and bless the River Murray.

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