Archive of September 29, 2005

Pope to Mexican Bishops: Go to the roots of social, political, economic injustice; build up faithful with the Gospel

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the final group of Mexican bishops, in Rome for their 'ad limina' visit earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged prelates from the regions of Acapulco, Antequera and Yucatan to make the Gospel message and charity the cement which will build up "authentic human and community development" in that country.

Pope praises consecrated men, women who 'continue work of evangelization, bear witness on all continents'

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter made public today by the Vatican, Pope Benedict praised the role of Consecrated men and women in the Church saying that, "there is no human or ecclesial field where they are not present, often silently but always active and creative."

Serbian President extends invitation to Pope Benedict

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that Boris Tadic, president of the Republic of Serbia, who met with Pope Benedict XVI earlier today, has extended an invitation for Pope Benedict XVI to visit that country.

Pope announces theme for World Communications Day, highlights need for cooperation with modern media

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that the Pope has chosen, "The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation" as the theme for the 40th World Communications Day to be held next year.

Catholic Roberts becomes 17th Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After a somewhat tumultuous confirmation process, Judge John G. Roberts, a professed Catholic, is now confirmed as the 17th Supreme Court Chief Justice, replacing the late William Rehnquist, who died last summer.

Catholic Health Association calls for medical coverage for Hurricane victims

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic organizations are urging Congress to enact legislation that will ensure that all low-income and newly impoverished hurricane victims can obtain needed medical coverage.

Injustice against Christians continues in Sudan, says cardinal

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- How long will it take before Western countries realize the severity of the situation for Christians in Sudan? That was one of the questions Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako had in his recent visit to England.

Document banning homosexual priests is good for Church, say priests

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican’s soon-to-be-released document, banning homosexuals from the priesthood, has caused an uproar in the press, but Catholic priests say it is a welcome document that properly addresses a serious issue in the Church.

Films on John Paul II to hit major networks this season

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two major American networks had the same idea at about the same time—both decided to produce a film about the life of Pope John Paul II. But, as Alan Riding of the New York Times reports, ABC and CBS are coming at the story in different ways.

Left-wing politicians block measure that would have provided benefits to unemployed mothers

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Left-wing politicians in Spain’s House of Representatives successfully voted down a measure this week that would have given a tax break of 100 euros per month to mothers with children under three years of age and who are unable to work outside the home for various reasons.

Father Felix Varela considered one of “inventors of Cuban nationality”

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During his induction into the Cuban Academy of Languages, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Havana, Msgr. Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, noted the relationship Father Felix Varela had with Spain and the building of the Cuban nationality.

Brazilian congress debates law that would legalize abortion

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On September 27, the special secretary for Women’s Policies, Nilceia Freire, sent a proposal to the Brazilian Congress that would legalize abortion in that country and allow them to be obtained at state-run health facilities.

First case of conscientious objection to homosexual “marriage” in Spain

Sep 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A lower court judge in Spain has filed the first case of conscientious objection to a Federal Court against the country’s new law on homosexual “marriage” approved last June.

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