Archive of July 19, 2005

Cologne to ‘witness a great sign of hope’ as WYD preparations enter home stretch

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In 1997, Pope John Paul II told Cologne’s Cardinal Joachim Meisner that he thought it appropriate “that one of the first World Youth Days of the new millennium should be held in Cologne…because last century Germany witnessed some terrible disasters for humanity, and it is right that it should now witness a great sign of hope."

Vatican condemns vaccines derived from aborted fetuses, puts onus on pharma

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a recent document, the Vatican has condemned the production and use of vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines. 

Pro-life donors should choose where funds go, says Catholic League

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League intends to submit a recommendation to Mississippi lawmakers that will sidestep increased government oversight of faith-based organizations and allow donors to direct their funds to Mississippi-based pro-life centers of their choosing.

Pope extends prayer, consolation to Romanian flood victims

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter to Romania’s Archbishop Jean-Claude Perisset, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his grief and fervent prayers for the floods that have recently ravaged the nation.

Students to protest pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Fifteen college students participating in the American Life League’s Crusade for Life held a peaceful demonstration in front of the office of two pro-abortion Catholic politicians — Rep. Nancy Pelosi and State Sen. Jackie Speier. The demonstration lasted all day Tuesday.

‘Miracle baby’ could be delivered any day

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Family and friends of a 26-year old Virginia woman whose body is slowly succumbing to cancer are holding their breath as they wait for the child in her womb to be delivered.

Pennsylvania school district fights ACLU over evolution curriculum

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The small Dover area School District is taking on the ACLU in a lawsuit brought upon the district over a clarification in their 9th grade biology curriculum which briefly informs students of gaps in the theory of evolution and makes them aware of the alternative intelligent design theory as explanation for origins of life on earth.

Diocese of Fargo becomes 2nd in nation to require NFP classes for marriage preparation

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, announced today that the Diocese of Fargo will now begin requiring couples preparing for marriage in that diocese to complete courses in Natural Family Planning, the Church’s only accepted form of birth regulation.

Papal accommodations being built for ‘06 World Meeting of Families in Valencia

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A team of architects and workers have begun remodeling the Archbishop of Valencia’s residence in order to build a “papal apartment” where Pope Benedict XVI and his collaborators will stay during the World Meeting of Families to take place in Valencia, Spain, in July of 2006.

Cardinal confronts Venezuelan president over democracy in the country

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Recent comments by Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, president emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, regarding the lack of democracy in Venezuela have provoked a rash of insults from President Hugo Chavez. 

Archbishop hopes for swift return of Salvadoran soldiers in Iraq

Jul 19, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador said this week he hopes the war in Iraq will end soon so that the Salvadoran troops stationed there will be able to return home.

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