Archive of October 27, 2005

Historic document on inter-religious relations turns 40, experts gather to discuss future prospects

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today at the Vatican, religious leaders from around the world are gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Vatican Council II Declaration “Nostra aetate”, translated, “In Our Time”, which sought, among other things, to root out Christian anti-Semitism.

Miers withdraws Supreme Court bid, some pro-lifers breathe sigh of relief

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last evening, Harriet Miers, President Bush’s controversial pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, submitted her withdrawal from the running amid heavy criticism, particularly from religious and pro-life groups.

Holy See secretary of State, Msgr. Lajolo undertakes visit to Russia.

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Secretary for the Relations with States of the Holy See, Msgr Giovanni Lajolo, is on a official visit to Moscow since yesterday, to improve relations with the Russian Orthodox Chruch as well as with the Russian Government.  

Catholic parish brings outreach to local bars

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Ste. Marie Parish’s commitment to evangelization is taking them out to local bars.

Parishioners do their part in preparing for diocesan synod

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In preparation for its upcoming synod, the Diocese of Allentown has begun gathering input from parishioners on a variety of issues, such as consolidating parishes, developing vocations for the priesthood and financing Catholic schools.

London cardinal concludes Year of Eucharist with 40-hour devotion

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joined by members of the laity, clergy and religious orders, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor opened a 40-hour devotion before the Blessed Sacrament at Westminster Cathedral today.

Married couples celebrate jubilee anniversaries with bishop

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Paul Loverde led the Diocese of Arlington in a celebration of the dignity of marriage Sunday at the Marriage Jubilee Mass.

Scientologists use misleading stress test to recruit new members in Spain

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “This is not a machine that measures tension, like others, but rather is based on complex mathematical operations too long to explain right now,” said Enrique, a local recruitment leader.

Cardinal Sodano hopeful for end of tensions with China

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the inauguration of a new conference center at the Gregorian University in Rome, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, expressed his hope that difficulties between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government would soon be overcome.  Alluding to China’s refusal to allow four bishops to attend the Synod of Bishops, the cardinal said the Holy See hopes “these tensions will end soon.”

Bishops demands investigations into murder of priest in Tijuana

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Rafael Romo Muñoz of Tijuana, Mexico, said Wednesday he is not afraid of the results of an investigation into the death of Father Luis Velasquez, who was killed on October 25, because the priest “had nothing negative in his background” and was always a man dedicated to the work of the Church.

Church conference in Germany underscores importance of Pope in today’s world

Oct 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the opening of a conference on Pope Benedict XVI, the chaplain of the international Catholic association Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Father Joaquin Allende, emphasized the importance of the Pope’s presence and work in today’s society.

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