Archive of October 4, 2005

Liturgical reformation needs to be “reformed” with a new document, says Archbishop of Moscow

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Msgr. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Catholic Archbishop of Moscow, says Liturgical reformation needs to be reformed, with a new document in order to correct the many abuses in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Participants to Synod concerned about trivialization of the Eucharist

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The interventions of the Prelates present at the synod during the first general congregations of the Synod on the Eucharist, indicated their concern of the trivialization of the sacrament within ecclesial communities.

Cardinal says progress is ‘decidedly mixed’ in creating culture of life in US

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States’ progress is “decidedly mixed” in fostering a culture where every human life is respected and defended, said Cardinal William Keeler.

Fight against poverty gets $9-million boost

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The fight against the root causes of poverty in the United States will get a $9-million boost from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The CCHD, the anti-poverty initiative of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, made the announcement yesterday.

Moscow to host European bishops’ meeting

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The small Catholic Church in Moscow has matured enough to now take an active part in the life of Catholics in Europe by hosting the next meeting of European bishops, said a Russian bishop.

US bishops plan fall meeting

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The death penalty, lay ministry, liturgy, Africa and the Eucharistic Congress of 2008 are on the agenda for the fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Nov. 14-17. It will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

Colorado pro-life groups push government, pharmaceuticals to end production of vaccines made from aborted stem cell lines

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Colorado Right to Life, in conjunction with the group, Children of God for Life, announced a massive new initiative which will demand an end to the use of aborted fetal cell lines in vaccines.

Urging for a Catechesis to recuperate the value of the Eucharist, says expert at the Synod

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Luis Fernando Figari Rodrigo, consecrated lay and founder of the Sodalite Family, who is participating  as an auditor to the Synod  on the Eucharist at the Vatican, noted that a catechesis that helps Christians to recuperate the sense of the Eucharist and of the Sunday as “Dies Domini” was urgent.

Cuban cardinal exhorts political prisoners not to risk life with hunger strike

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, has asked three political prisoners in Cuba to end their hunger strike because “life is a gift from God and should not be taken lightly.”

“Secret interview” with John Paul II published in Italy

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian daily La Stampa has published a “secret interview” granted by John Paul II in 1988, in which the late Pontiff addressed a variety of issues, including Communism.

Mexican cardinal calls for prayers for Synod

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez is calling on the Mexican faithful to pray for the success of the XXI Synod of Bishops, which is being held until October 23 in Rome.

Mexican bishop reiterates Church’s rejection of dirty money

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Rafael Romo Muñoz of Tijuana, Mexico, said this week the Church does not accept for any reason money that has been obtained unlawfully, referring specifically to the case of money from drug traffickers and their donations as “alms” that “purify.”

Pressure Group try to influence outcome of Synod, says "Il Foglio" newspaper

Oct 4, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian newspaper "Il Foglio," mainly dedicated to news commentary and considered one of the most informed in the country, noted this Tuesday that some pressure group is seeking to influence on the outcome of the Synod on the Eucharist that began Sunday at the Vatican.

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