Archive of October 21, 2005

Final Message of the Synod : “The Eucharist, living Bread for the Peace of the World.”

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This Friday morning, during the 20th Congregation of the General Synod on the Eucharist, the final document “the Eucharist, living Bread for Peace of the World,” was approved. The final message of the synodal fathers will be made public Saturday in five languages.

Kansas Archdiocese launches new program to combat pornography

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Recent statistics show that the amount of money spent annually in the U.S. pornography industry is greater than all of the money spent on Major League baseball for a year combined. Worldwide, the industry brings in over $57 billion dollars.

Pope Benedict: ‘sublime music makes us feel the greatness and beauty of God’

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday evening, Pope Benedict XVI praised musicians from the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ratisbone Cathedral choir and the Athestis Chorus, who performed a concert in his honor at the Vatican.

5-year old censored by NY school will get his day in court

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- 5-year old Antonio Peck had no idea when he turned in his homework assignment--a poster about protecting the environment--that it would land him in federal court.

Keep ban of homosexual candidates to the priesthood, says pastor

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A parish priest says the “wise prohibition” of homosexuals from the priesthood should remain and be enforced.

Jewish community marks 40th anniversary of Vatican document, Nostra Aetate

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Vatican's Nostra Aetate, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced the creation of a new online guide that explains the historic changes in Church theology and provides educational resources.

Thomas More Law Center defends Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in Supreme Court

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center has submitted a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States, supporting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s efforts to uphold the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Nebraska had previously found the act to be unconstitutional.

Government education reform does not recognize fundamental rights, bishops warn

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a strong statement the bishops of southern Spain have expressed their “pastoral concern for the educational problems” that the country is facing, and they denounced “the lack of recognition of fundamental rights related to education” in the government’s educational reform program which has been sent for consideration to the Spanish parliament.

Immigration phenomenon “unstoppable,” Spanish bishops say

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of southern Spain have released a statement calling the phenomenon of immigration “unstoppable” and warning that it is a “vital issue” not only for poor countries but also “for richer countries,” and therefore they called for the international community to become involved in the matter.

Statistics on abortion in Colombia exaggerated

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an opinion piece for the newspaper El Tiempo in Colombia, that country’s former Vice Minister of Justice, Rafael Nieto Loaiza, denounced the exaggerated statistics being used by abortion supporters to get the practice legalized in Colombia.

Canonization of popular Chilean priest celebrated by youth pilgrimage.

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On October 29 thousands of young people in Chile are expected to participate in a 16-mile pilgrimage to celebrate the canonization of Father Alberto Hurtado and to close the Year of the Eucharist.

Unction of the ill should be administered by Priests only

Oct 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published today a doctrinal note indicating that only priests are habilitated to apply to Sacrament of the Unction to the sick and ill.

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