Archive of August 29, 2005

Pope, leader of St. Pius X Fraternity agree on “gradual process” towards unity

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI met today with Msgr. Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, Holy See Press Office director Joaquín Navarro-Valls told journalists.

Judge rules diocese can be liquidated in sex-abuse case: questions arise about “big business”

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a shocking decision last week, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled that all parish churches, schools and other property of the Diocese of Spokane could be liquidated to pay 58 alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Youth seek help to be witnesses of Christ, says Pope

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on last week’s World Youth Day celebrations in Cologne once again during the Sunday Angelus, calling it “an extraordinary ecclesial experience.”

Catholic JAMA editor moves to center of fetal pain report storm

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The flurry of controversy surrounding a report published in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which claims that unborn babies cannot feel pain before the third trimester, has shifted its focus onto Journal editor, Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, a Catholic, and Eucharistic minister who says she supports a woman’s right to choose abortion.

As Hurricane Katrina rocks gulf, Catholic Charities prepares for massive relief effort

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, and as New Orleans and the U.S. gulf coast brace for what some meteorologists have called a “worst case scenario”, Catholic Charities USA has already begun collecting donations for the massive relief efforts which are sure to follow.

Former high-ranking justice official denounces “political trickery” to legalize abortion in Colombia

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an article published in the Colombian daily El Tiempo, Rafael Nieto Loaiza, a former high-ranking official of the Justice Ministry in Colombia, denounced the political trickery of abortion supporters who are seeking to legalize the practice in the South American country.

Venezuelan archbishop tells Chavez to “fix problems at home” first

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela, called on President Hugo Chavez this week to worry first about running his own country and “fixing the problems at home” before trying to solve the problems of other nations, whether through the purchasing of external debt or the sale of oil at lower prices.

Police in Spain arrest man suspected of faxing terrorist message

Aug 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Spanish police arrested a man Wednesday in Barcelona who is suspected of having faxed a message in the name of Al Qaeda to the Spanish daily ABC threatening terrorist attacks against the Vatican.

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