Archive of September 16, 2005

Pope Benedict: Church is fed on Holy Scriptures, faithful must learn to study and announce it's message

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with Biblical scholars at his Castelgandolfo summer residence earlier today, Pope Benedict said that the Church must live off and be constantly renewed by the Word of God in the holy scriptures. He also encouraged scripture study in which reading and prayer are inextricably linked--a practice which he believes, will lead to a new spiritual springtime. 

Pope denounces attacks in Iraq

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI energetically denounced the latest attacks in Iraq, which have left more than 100 dead, and he expressed his hope that harmony would soon be restored to the country.

Knights of Columbus vow to appeal Pledge of Allegiance ruling

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The national office of the Knights of Columbus has announced that the group plans to immediately appeal a decision, given earlier this week by a California judge, that the words “under God” render the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.

Nationally recognized Denver Biblical school hits record enrollment

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A unique program in the Archdiocese of Denver commenced a new year of classes this week in an effort to lead Catholic lay people into a deeper understanding and appreciation for sacred scripture.

Michigan Catholic Conference urges appeal of partial-birth abortion ruling

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A court decision that Michigan’s partial-birth abortion ban is unconstitutional is “a setback for women, for unborn children and the protection of human life” and means the fight to end partial-birth abortions must continue, said Sr. Monica Kostielney, RSM, president and CEO of the Michigan Catholic Conference

Protestant-Catholic Relations Tense Over German Bible Revision

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Ecumenical cooperation in Germany has experienced “a bitter setback” after it was made public last Thursday that German Protestants rejected a joint project to revise the standard German translation of the Bible with the Catholic Church, reported Vatican Radio.

Christ Child Society meets needs of children, single moms

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Being a single woman in need and pregnant can be scary, but for more than 100 years the Christ Child Society has been there to help, offering financial and practical assistance.

Bishop asks faithful for help in solving problems due to priest shortage

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop John Kinney of St. Cloud, Minnesota, has invited the faithful of his diocese to participate in finding creative solutions to deal with the priest shortage.

Mexican bishops launch get-out-to-vote campaign

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico has announced the launching of a campaign to encourage Mexicans to vote in the upcoming elections in 2006.

Vatican cardinal calls for defense of marriage against legalization of civil unions

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, called on legislators and judges this week to be creative in finding ways to defend individual rights without violating the principles that favor the family founded upon marriage.

Argentine bishop recalls importance of forgiveness

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, reminded Catholics this week that “God does not forgive us if we do not forgive each other,” and he noted that if resentment dominates our lives, “we isolate ourselves from his merciful love.”

Vatican backs goals and objectives of the summit, Cardinal Sodano to United Nations

Sep 16, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano gave his speech earlier today to the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). The Vatican being a permanent observer to the UN, is entitled to express itself at the world summit taking place this week. This event is of particular significance, because it is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the institution.

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