Archive of October 14, 2005

Immigrants also include priests and religious, says Archbishop, must be offered dignity and sense of belonging

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the General Synod of Bishops in Rome, who reached the midpoint of their meetings yesterday, Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job of Ibadan, Nigeria addressed the assembly on the topic of immigrants--particularly religious and priests, who, he said, must be offered respect if they are to celebrate the Eucharist with dignity.

Human beings must never become research material, Vatican rep. tells UNESCO conference

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier this week, Msgr. Francesco Follo, Head of the Vatican Delegation to the 33rd general UNESCO conference, meeting in Paris, told participants that in light of recent scientific and medical advances, treating human beings as simple research material puts the entire species in grave moral danger.

Vatican pushes for end to ‘info-poverty’ at UN

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican recognizes that all people have a right to information and communication, which is vital in the life of all democratic societies, Archbishop Celestino Migliore told a United Nations committee Oct. 13.

New York State Catholics begin campaign for school tax credits

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Dioceses in New York State have launched a massive postcard campaign in favor of tax credits for religious- and private-school education.

Approaching Eucharist without conversion is ‘crisis of love’, says Bishop Aquila

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholics must examine their "lackadaisical" approach to the Eucharist, and recognize that in the mass "we share in the feast that the Lord Himself has prepared for us," said Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo.

Giving back: Former Notre Dame football coach wants to inspire Catholics with beauty of faith

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- From 1981 to 1985, Coach Gerry Faust led one of the most fabled teams in college football through one of their most mediocre eras in history.

Sen. Santorum talks about family values in new book

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an video interview, Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, affirmed that the single most-destructive force facing our nation today is the breakdown of the American Family.

New prayer book for mothers launched

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new book of prayer, dedicated to mothers and influenced by the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is now available is bookstores.

Castro seeks Church’s help in curbing abortion?

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone of Genoa, who just returned from a visit to Cuba, said Fidel Castro is seeking the help of the Catholic Church to curb the number of abortions in that country.

Pro-life groups in Ecuador bring lawsuit against morning-after pill vendors

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-life groups in Ecuador have brought a lawsuit against the medical laboratories and government health officials who distribute the morning after pill in that country despite a court order that prohibits sale of the pill.

Expert warns of ignorance regarding legal status of unborn in debate surrounding abortion pill

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Director of the Bioethics Group at the Pan American University of Mexico, Rodrigo Guerra, warned this week that in places where the legalization of the morning after pill is being debated, many people are not aware of their own country’s legal statutes regarding the unborn and are told that human life does not begin at the moment of fertilization.

See suffering face of Christ in immigrants says Bishop of Ceuta

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Antonio Ceballos Atienza of Cadiz and Ceuta, Spain, called on authorities of the EU, Spain and Morocco this week to show and demand respect for the human dignity of immigrants who are deported, because the suffering face of Christ is reflected in them.

New Vocations Program Encourages Renewed Priests to be 'Fishers of Men'

Oct 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States Catholic Bishops Conference is launching  today a new program to renew priests' sense of vocational fulfillment and to encourage them to draw on that satisfaction and invite other men to pursue the priesthood: “Fishers of Men.”

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