Archive of August 24, 2005

Pope recalls WYD, prays event may inspire more vocations

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI recalled today the gathering of hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world in Cologne, Germany, for World Youth Day last week.

TV movie on Pope John Paul II to air again this weekend

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- By popular demand, the heroic, true story of Pope John Paul II returns to television. The four-hour movie, “A Man Who Became Pope,” will air again on the Hallmark Channel Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. (ET).

Fr. Pavone criticizes study suggesting that 6-month olds in the womb cannot feel pain

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Frank Pavone, head of the group Priests for Life has criticized a study, being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association, which concludes that fetuses, 29 weeks-old and younger probably cannot feel pain and therefore, do not require anesthetic during abortions.

Camden bishop celebrates Mass for migrant workers

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Joseph Galante of Camden celebrated a Spanish-language Mass for migrant farm workers at the Marino Brothers Farm Monday. Most of the workers come from Chiapas, Mexico; others come from Florida and the Carolinas looking for seasonal work.

Australian youth pledge to make WYD 2008 a success

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Australian university students have pledged to volunteer and work toward making World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, a success. The students were responding to some people who have voiced negative criticisms about the financial cost of the event.

Bible Belt Catholicism: changing face of Church is young, tech savvy and faithful

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A recent report in the London Times showed that many states in the strongly Protestant Bible Belt are seeing a recent surge of Catholic growth, a trend which they say, is throwing a whole new face on southern stereotypes.

Court settlement means school teachers can use historical religious documents in class

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last fall, Steven Williams, a fifth grade teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School in Cupertino, California found himself under fire for the use of certain historical religious documents in his classroom. Now, with the settlement of a lawsuit against the Cupertino School District, the instructor says he feels vindicated.

Argentine bishop: “Benedict XVI’s challenges attract and captivate young people”

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Lozano of Buenos Aires, who heads the Youth ministry office of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference, acknowledged this week that Pope Benedict XVI had “challenging words” for the young people at World Youth Day in Cologne, but that “perhaps that is what attracted and captivated them.”

“God has given us the perfect Pope,” says Spanish archbishop

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on his experience at World Youth Day in Cologne, Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellin of Burgos, Spain, revealed his “personal impression” that “God has given us the perfect Pope who will lead us on the paths of truth and authenticity.”

Newly ordained Anglican convert: nothing in Bible justifies women priests

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Father Evans David Gliwitzki, the married Catholic priest in Spain who converted from Anglicanism and has been permitted ordination under the pastoral provision, said this week he hoped his ordination would not be seen as step towards the abolition of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church, and he rejected the notion that the ordination of women has any basis in Sacred Scripture.

Birthplace of Pope to be sold for record amount, to become museum

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The home in which Pope Benedict XVI was born in the small Bavarian town of Marktl am Inn will be sold for a record amount—as much as $6 million—but the town’s mayor has said it will only be allowed to be used as a museum dedicated to the Pontiff.

Archbishop of Sydney: I hope WYD 2008 strengthens faith in Australia

Aug 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell expressed his confidence that “WYD Sydney 2008” will strengthen the faith of young Catholics in Australia and that they will attract above all those young Australians without any firm religious convictions.

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