Archive of July 29, 2005

Vatican rejects Israeli complaints, says Israel is not always innocent in responses to terrorism

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday afternoon, the Vatican released a stern statement defending the Pope’s words and rejecting an Israeli complaint that he failed to condemn militant Palestinian attacks in remarks made on Sunday.

Pope’s new book to be finished this summer

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Pope Benedict’s new book could be finished before the end of the summer.

Bishop says U.S. immigration system ‘morally unacceptable’

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The current U.S. immigration system is “morally unacceptable,” said Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino.

Catholic leader objects to Roe litmus test for Judge Roberts

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Democratic senator said yesterday he would subject Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts to a Roe litmus test. On a Vermont radio program yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy became the first Democrat to say outright that he would have a Roe litmus test for Roberts.

Archbishop of Denver proactive in dealing with claims of sex abuse

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver is being proactive in dealing with cases of sexual abuse by clergy.

New bishop in China receives approval by Rome, Beijing

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Chinese government representatives joined 2,000 Catholics and 100 priests for the episcopal ordination of Bishop Anthony Dang Mingyan July 26 in the Archdiocese of Xi’an.

Pro-life college students walking across country head down home stretch

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Three groups of over 40 college students are walking their way across the United States sharing their unmistakable message--all human life is sacred and should be protected.

New pro-life ministry started at Mexico’s Guadalupe Basilica

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The ministry coordinator of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Msgr. Pedro Agustin Rivera Diaz, announced this week that a new program to reach out to women who are contemplating abortion is now in its first month of operation at the Marian shrine.

Tourist visits to Holy Land up significantly since 2004

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to data released by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, more than one million people have visited the Holy Land so far this year, resulting in a 93% increase over visits during 2004.

Mexican cardinal says Marian devotion key to addressing problems in the Church and the world

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In remarks opening the Guadalupan Congress at the parish of Santa Maria of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera noted “a crisis of Mariology” in today’s world and said the Virgin Mary is key to resolving many problems in society and in the Church.

Bishop warns against confusion from New Age among Catholics in Argentina

Jul 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Juan Carlos Maccarone of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, warned the faithful this week against religious syncretism, which mixes “truth and lies” and incorporates certain aspects of the Christian faith in an attempt to recruit new followers.

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