Archive of July 25, 2005

Pope calls attacks on Egypt ‘senseless’; calls on terrorists to renounce violence

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI condemned Friday night’s terrorist attacks, which rocked the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, calling the acts “senseless.“

Pope calls on Europe to ‘return to its Christian roots’; for youth to become ‘leaven’

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking before yesterday’s Angelus prayer to a group if some 8,000 pilgrims in Les Combes, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, where he is vacationing, the Holy Father recalled Europe’s deeply Christian roots and challenged the continent to return to them.

Pope calls on God to ‘block the murderous hand’ of terrorists, convert their hearts

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following Sunday’s noontime Angelus prayer held near his vacation chalet of Les Combes in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, Pope Benedict led nearly 8,000 pilgrims in praying that God would “block the murderous hand” of terrorists and convert their hearts.

Pope Benedict meets with priests, deacons of Valle d’Aosta, surprises reporters with brief interview

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before entering the church of Introd today for a meeting with priests and deacons of the Valle d’Aosta region of Italy, where he is currently vacationing, the Holy Father surprised journalists gathered outside by briefly answering questions.

Pope says terror attacks cannot be defined as anti-Christian

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following a meeting with priests and deacons of Italy’s Valle d’Aosta region, where he is currently vacationing, Pope Benedict told reporters that he does not think the recent rash of terrorist attacks can adequately be labeled as anti-Christian.

Message of pro-life youth flies over Bay area

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pro-life message of 15 college students soared sky high Saturday when local pilot Bob Gilbert flew over the Bay area with a banner that read: "Stop abortion now."

Domino's Pizza founder redesigns church to one-third of original size

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The church to be built on Ave Maria University campus near Naples, Fla., has been redesigned to one-third of its originally planned size.

USCCB urges post-hurricane assistance for Cuba

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Restrictions on travel and financial remittances to Cuba should be suspended temporarily so that Cuban Americans can help their relatives in the wake of Hurricane Dennis, said the chairman of the United States bishops’ International Policy Committee.

Visiting Polish prelate does little to heal rift between Archbishop and rebel parish

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A visit from Bishop Ryszard Karpinski of Lublin, leader of Polish Catholics outside Poland, reportedly has done little to heal a long-standing rift between St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Bishop O'Malley dedicates newly rebuilt church

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While some 62 churches closed in the Archdiocese of Boston last year, parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Stoneham completed a $7-million expansion project that includes a new 900-seat church, a parish center and grotto.

Colombian priests dies of injuries sustained during break-in

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pastor of the Cathedral in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, Father Luis Enrique Rojas, died on July 22 of injuries he sustained during a break-in at the Cathedral rectory.

Cardinal Rivera hopeful Mexican president will ban abortion pill

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said last week he was hopeful President Vicente Fox would ban the inclusion of the morning after pill in the country’s health care program.

Controversy in Nicaragua over reception of Communion by Sandinista leader

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The former Minister of Education and rector of the Ave Maria College in Nicaragua, Humberto Belli, expressed his hope this week that the Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, will issue a clarification regarding the reception of Communion by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega at a Mass on July 17, despite the fact that he is married outside the Church.

Chileans remember priest murdered by member of Satanic cult

Jul 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One year after his death, members of the Servants of Mary celebrated a special memorial Mass for Father Faustino Gazziero De Stefani, who was murdered in the sacristy of the Cathedral by a 24 year-old member of a Satanic cult. 

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