Archive of August 11, 2005

Archbishop O’Malley challenges Catholics to courageously live out faith

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a crowd of nearly 1,200 gathered at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s ‘Defending the Faith Conference’, Boston Archbishop Sean O’Malley challenged listeners to boldly proclaim the truth, stressing that faith should be “anything but private.”

American pro-life youth begin WYD walk from Euro Parliament to Cologne

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- 35 young people who have just completed 3 simultaneous walks across the U.S.--all ending at the U.S. capital--are taking their pro-life message overseas. There, they will journey from the steps of the European Parliament in Belgium to World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.

WYD organizers to let Argentine rock band perform at closing concert

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a new twist to the controversy surrounding the statements by the Argentine Protestant rock band RESCATE against Pope Benedict XVI, German organizers of World Youth Day said they have decided let the band go ahead with their performance during the event’s closing concert.

Jewish author defends Pope Pius XII in new book

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While many recent years have sought to align Pope Pius XII and in fact, the Catholic Church as a whole, with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Holocaust, one Jewish author is seeking to vindicate the late pontiff as a friend of the Jews who helped protect and save many lives.

Alberta legislators to enact proposal protecting those uneasy with gay “marriage”

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In light of Canada’s recent legalization of homosexual marriage, legislators in Alberta are working to enact a new proposal aimed at protecting those who refuse to marry gays based on their moral convictions.

USCCB expresses support for Darfur Accountability Act; calls for an end to the violence

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter to congress yesterday. the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voiced its support for the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, saying that “we cannot stand by while human life is threatened.”

Brazilian bishops to publish document on national crisis

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, which is holding its general assembly, announced that it will release a document on the political crisis affecting the country.

Colombian young people to hold simultaneous day of reflection during WYD

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Bogota has organized a day of reflection to coincide with World Youth Day in Cologne, to give young people in Colombia the chance to pray and be spiritually united with those participating in the gathering in Germany.

Famous Italian soprano praises Benedict XVI

Aug 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the recording of an upcoming CD, renowned Italian soprano Cecilia Baroli praised Pope Benedict XVI.

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