Archive of August 3, 2005

US has new Vatican ambassador

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush has nominated Florida businessman Laurence Francis Rooney to be the new ambassador to the Vatican, replacing Jim Nicholson.

US youth join in social action projects before WYD

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- More than 2,700 American youth, representing 125 college, diocesan and parish groups, will roll up their sleeves and dedicate one day to social action projects in Germany during their pilgrimage to Cologne for World Youth Day (WYD).

Parental rights overwhelmingly supported in California

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After a recent poll indicated that 85 percent of Scotts Valley residents support parental rights in education, the Capitol Resource Institute says the local school district should change its policy and require that parents be notified when their minor children leave school grounds for confidential medical services.

God defends those who trust in him, says Pope Benedict

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Lord gives all those who trust and believe in him confidence and encouragement, even when they are faced with life’s difficulties or their own inner burdens of discouragement, mediocrity and fatigue, said Pope Benedict XVI.

Influential evangelist: U2’s Bono makes strong statement in support of Christ

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- For years, the exact nature of the religious beliefs of Bono, lead singer songwriter of the band U2, have eluded fans and music experts. But now, in an interview published in the new book Bono in Conversation by Michka Assayas, the Irish superstar makes some very strong statements about Christ, grace and the nature of salvation.

New movie on John Paul II to debut in US

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On August 15 the Hallmark Channel will debut a new Italian movie called, “Karol: The Story of a Man Who Became Pope,” which Pope John Paul II was able to view himself before he died.

Bush says intelligent design theory ought to be taught along side evolution

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While President George Bush’s remarks Monday that the theory of intelligent design ought to be taught along side of evolution in America’s schools has angered some, others applauded the remarks, which call for a “fair debate.”

Plenary Council of Venezuela expresses “complete solidarity” with Cardinal Castillo Lara

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Venezuela gathered in a Plenary Council issued a statement Monday expressing their “complete and absolute solidarity with Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara,” one the harshest critics of President Hugo Chavez who has been the target of his verbal attacks.

Archdiocese denounces artificial insemination for homosexuals

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The controversial case of an Argentinean lesbian couple attempting to undergo artificial insemination in order to have a child has led the Archdiocese of Cordoba to make a public statement on the nature of motherhood.

Government commission recommends legalization of abortion in Brazil

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A government commission established to study the question of abortion in Brazil has made its official recommendation that the practice be legalized.  Members of the commission met on Monday to hammer out the final details of a proposed law which was sent yesterday to the Special Secretary for Policies for Women, Nilcea Freire.

"Miracle baby" born, Torres family says "life is a gift from God"

Aug 3, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Susan Torres, a brain-dead woman who was kept alive for almost three months to give her unborn baby time to develop has given birth to a girl two months premature.

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