Archive of June 28, 2005

Pope Benedict calls Catechism Compendium ‘a renewed announcement of the Gospel’

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At a special liturgy this morning for the debut of the new Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI praised the new teaching tool as “a new impulse to Evangelization” and expressed hope that it would lead many to a deeper understanding of the teaching and life of the Church.

Vatican unveils new compendium of Catholic Catechism

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The dense Catechism of the Catholic Church, groundbreaking when it debuted in 1992, will now be even more accessible to those seeking to learn and teach the Catholic faith.

Thousands gather for Cardinal Sin’s funeral, Philippine’s ‘champion of the poor’

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Manila Cathedral was packed this morning for the funeral mass of the much-loved Jaime Cardinal Sin, former archbishop of Manila.

The road to Sainthood: Beatification process for John Paul the Great set to open

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Mere two months and twenty-six days  after his death in April,  the Vatican will officially open the cause for beatification of the late Pope John Paul II this afternoon at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome.

Pope to vacation in Italian alps

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to an announcement from the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI will spend much of the latter half of July on holiday in Les Combes in the Valle d'Aosta region of northwestern Italy.

Cardinal McCarrick ready to retire but always open to God’s call

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Theodore Cardinal McCarrick is looking forward to his retirement but says he would continue to serve as archbishop of Washington if the Pope asks him to do so.

Boston remembers Uganda martyrs, honors St. Peter

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This past weekend was one of celebration, remembrance and tradition in the Archdiocese of Boston. Archbishop Sean O’Malley led a vibrant celebration to commemorate the Feast Day of the Uganda Martyrs at Sacred Heart Church.

Catholic medical experts back new ethical embryonic stem-cell research

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new experimental technique that could produce embryo-like stem cells — without killing human embryos in the process — has the support of 35 medical experts and ethicists, about half of them Catholic or related to Catholic organizations.

Pro-life advocates concerned about possible pick for Supreme Court

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life advocates are concerned that President George W. Bush may be considering Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as a nominee to the Supreme Court, reported

Summer Conferences aim to help young people ‘experience God’s glory’

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As teens around the U.S. shed schoolbooks and paperwork for summer vacation, thousands are gearing up for a different kind of celebration--one they hope will ignite a fire for Christ in themselves and their peers.

Legislators discredit themselves by support for unjust laws, warns Navarro-Valls

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, said in Madrid this week that when legislators approve norms that “go against natural law and common sense,” they deprive themselves of authority.

Cardinal exhorts Bolivians to seek peace and reject hatred

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia, Cardinal Juan Terrazas Sandoval, called on Bolivians this week to reject the expressions “of hatred and anger that are increasingly separating us from each other.”

Archbishop of San Salvador proposes strengthening values to combat gangs

Jun 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, told young people this week that stronger moral and civic values would help them to avoid getting involved in gangs.

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