Archive of September 27, 2005

Pope bids adieu to Castelgandolfo, returns to Vatican

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Monday afternoon, Pope Benedict XVI bid his official farewells to religious and civil authorities in the southern Italian town of Castelgandolfo as he makes his way back to Rome and to the Vatican.

Reconciliation and peace message of the Gospel goes above ethnic and cultural boundaries says Pope to First Encounter of Civilizations in Turkey

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI welcomed with joy the news of the first Encounter of Civilizations, celebrated in Antioch from September 25 to 30.

Bishops’ welcome IICD announcement on IRA decommissioning

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland meeting yesterday in Maynooth, on the eve of the September General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement of complete decommissioning on the part of the IRA by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) and the two independent witnesses, Rev Harold Good and Fr. Alec Reid.

Letter to displaced New Orleanians from Archbishop Hughes

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes, currently operating out of the chancery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has sent a letter to displaced members of the Archdiocese, now scattered throughout the country. He has asked that news outlets distribute the letter where members of the Archdiocese can read it.

11 Chicago priests officially removed from public ministry

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- 11 priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago have been officially removed from public ministry and have reached the conclusion of an investigation which determined that the men engaged in sexual misconduct with minors more 20 years ago.

Bishop says many lessons learned through bankruptcy

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and emerging from it only one year later, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson says his diocesan church is "purified and humbled, yet more resolved to carry on Christ's work." In addition, the process has taught him many important lessons.

Bishop sheds light on vocations at Serra convention

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- National and international leaders of the Serra Club, a group dedicated to promoting priestly vocations, gathered for a convention last weekend.

Cardinal Rigali accepts Inquirer's apology for headline story

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Justin Rigali accepted an apology Friday from The Philadelphia Inquirer for a misleading story and false headline, which ran on the front page of the newspaper that same day.

Lima cardinal says priests must be experts in charity

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, said this week priests are called to be "experts in charity" and clarified that when they fail in their mission, they deserve understanding but should not be taken as examples.

Italian health minister suspends experimentation with abortion pill

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Italy’s Minister of Health, Francesco Storace, has ordered the suspension of all experiments with the abortion pill known as RU-486 which have been taking place at the Santa Ana Hospital in Turin.

German president calls for safeguarding of religious education

Sep 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- German President Horst Köhler warned this week about the negative consequences of pushing faith out of society and he exhorted Christian churches "not to renounce the right to religious education," according to the news agency.

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