Archive of July 21, 2005

Pope meets the press, calls fervent prayers for peace best way to combat terrorism

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, on the eve of the two week anniversary of the London blasts which killed 56 commuters, and in light of today’s evacuation of three more underground stations, Pope Benedict XVI said that terrorism must be fought with sincere prayer for peace, and dialogue--especially among the three religions which recognize Abraham as Father.

Culture of Life Foundation commends Roberts nomination

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following President Bush’s long awaited nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace retiring Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court, Washington’s Culture of Life Foundation is commending Bush on picking someone who they say will not “legislate from the bench.”

Judge John Roberts: brief profile of a Catholic Supreme Court nominee

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With President Bush’s Tuesday nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor--historically seen as a swing voter on life and religious freedom issues--on the Supreme Court, people on all sides of the culture wars are looking to see what kind of judge the potential 109th justice will be.

Catholic News Agency unveils new features

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic News Agency excitedly announced today new updates to the group’s website that they hope will better equip Catholics and Christians with the tools necessary to sift through today’s cultural minefield and better live out the Gospel in their everyday lives.

Catholic League warns of Catholic baiting after Roberts nomination

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue has taken on Adele Stan of the online magazine American Prospect for stating that President George Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts for the Supreme Court is evidence of his "playing the Catholic card.”

Canadian bishops: Catholics must continue to oppose same-sex marriage

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Same-sex marriage may be the law of the land in Canada, but “the fundamental and universal reality of marriage remains the exclusive union of a man and a woman for life” and Catholics must continue to oppose same-sex marriage, said the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

‘Being Catholic not a game,’ priest tells pro-abortion group

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The national director of Priests for Life has taken on the director of Catholics for a Free Choice, Frances Kissling, after she suggested in a recent press release that Catholics don’t have to adhere to Church teaching and that abortion can be justified.

Adoption agency changes policy to accept Catholic applicants

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bethany Christian Services in Mississippi has voted unanimously to include Catholic families in all adoption programs.

Mass. bishop attends program on Spanish language and culture in Mexico

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Summer school is in for the bishop of Springfield, who is attending a five-week intensive course on Spanish language and culture in Mexico City this summer.

US bishops back bill proposing major immigration reform

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States bishops’ Committee on Migration has expressed its support for a new bill that proposes major reforms to the current immigration system. It is also urging Congress and President George Bush to endorse the bill.

Peruvian bishop says country lacks will to get rid of corruption

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos of Callao, Peru, said this week Peruvian society continues to be rampant with corruption because there is a lack of will on the part of leaders, as well as little vigilance and collaboration from citizens, to eradicate it.

Mexican bishops say morning after pill is “lethal weapon”

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several Mexican bishops have denounced the possible inclusion of the morning after pill in government sponsored health plans, calling it a “lethal weapon against the innocent.”

Massive outcry against attacks by gays on family and religious beliefs

Jul 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to denounce the leaders of a “Gay Pride Parade” in Madrid for crimes against family associations and slander against Catholics, in only five days more than 1,000 people have downloaded a sample protest letter prepared by the civil rights website

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