Archive of October 28, 2005

Pope Benedict advocates for respect of rights and identity of women, in message for upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public today, Pope Benedict called for “Hope, courage, love and 'creativity in charity' regarding the widespread phenomenon of migrations.

‘Coping with adversity and an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ’, as requirement for Catholic leaders, says Phoenix Bishop Olmsted

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “Coping with adversity and an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ,” should be a requirement for Catholic leaders, said Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted during the first working session of the Catholic Leadership Conference(CLC).

Churches continue major relief efforts for hurricane survivors

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Nearly two months after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, religious groups continue to feed, clothe and house survivors, and they are committed to providing aid for as long as necessary.

Catholic Charities opposes budget measure, supports parental notification

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities of California announced Oct. 26 that it will oppose Proposition 76, which drastically changes the California budget process, and support Proposition 73, the Parental Notification Initiative.

Nonprescription morning-after pill harmful, USCCB tells FDA

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops are urging the Food and Drug Administration to reject all applications to make Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, available over the counter.

Orthodox-Catholic consultation reviews relations between churches

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- More than a dozen clerics and theologians gathered in Washington last week to consider and discuss the advancements in Orthodox-Catholic relations, in particular in the last 40 years.

12 year-old girl writes paper on sex-ed for teens

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “I would like to know how they fool people” begins a paper by 12 year-old Mercedes Eugenia Cardinali in which she questions the prevalent sex-ed programs in Argentina.

Report on immigration: world religious should help to overcome cultural differences

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .-  During the presentation of a report on “Immigration and Globalization,” the President of Caritas Italy, Archbishop Francesco Montenegro, said religious communities should help immigrants overcome possible cultural differences in the countries where they settle.

Communion for divorced and remarried “closed case,” says cardinal

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an interview published Thursday in the Italian daily La Reppublica, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said the issue of no Communion for the divorced and remarried is closed.

Benedict XVI to participate in beatification of Spanish martyrs

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will participate in the concluding rites of the beatification of a group of Spanish martyrs this Saturday at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Legal protection of all innocent human life, promotion of the dignity of each human person must be ultimate political goal for Catholics, says new document on political action

Oct 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “The ultimate political goal for Catholics must be the achievement of public policies and laws that result in the legal protection of all innocent human life and that promote the dignity of each human person without exception and compromise”, states a new document setting guidelines for political action.

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