Archive of August 17, 2005

Founder of Taizé community murdered, Pope Benedict expresses grief

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics and Protestants alike are shocked today at the stabbing to  death of Brother Roger Schultz, founder of the well respected ecumenical Taizé monastic community in eastern France.

Emotional, prayerful official opening for WYD

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- World Youth Day (WYD) 2005 officially began yesterday afternoon with the opening masses in three large stadiums in Cologne and the surrounding region.

Next WYD will be in Australia, Australian president tells youth

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Australian youth received news from their prime minister, John Howard, that the next World Youth Day is set to take place in Australia.

Judge rules that Episcopal Diocese cannot confiscate property from gay-ordination dissenting parish

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A California judge has ruled that an Episcopal parish who wants to disassociate itself from the L.A. diocese over the denomination’s policy of ordaining gay pastors will get to keep its property.

Cardinal Newman Society calls for removal of ‘pro-choice’ Catholic college professors

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic watchdog group, is calling for the removal of 18 academics who they say, “perpetuate a culture of death” by their public support of abortion and the recent starvation death of brain damaged Terri Schiavo.

Help line offers distressed WYD pilgrims relief

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It’s not always easy being away from home, family and friends and in a new environment, even if it’s one of friendliness and celebration, say World Youth Day organizers. That is why WYD decided to offer a 24-hour help line.

Women’s group blasts Glamour Magazine for denying breast cancer-abortion link

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer blasted the magazine Glamour yesterday for an article which denies the scientific link between abortion and breast cancer.

Vatican Radio to produce radio theater on Pope Benedict XVI

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to a German media publication, Vatican Radio is planning to produce a dramatic radio series, similar to the popular radio theater programs, on the life of Pope Benedict XVI.

Cause for canonization of priests assassinated during Argentine dictatorship under consideration

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Three priests of Irish origin and two Spanish seminarians assassinated during the Argentine military dictatorship could be raised to the altars if the cause that has been initiated by the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires proves they died for the faith.

Brazilian bishops reaffirm condemnation of abortion and euthanasia

Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an open and direct condemnation of abortion and euthanasia, the bishops of Brazil, gathered for their annual assembly in the city of Itaici, have approved a statement in defense of human life in all of its stages, from conception to natural death.

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