Archive of November 8, 2005

Bishop lauds reorganization of parishes

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Richard Malone of Maine is pleased with the decision of his diocese to cluster parishes and involve more lay people in their administration.

Vatican exhibition 'a moment of grace'

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Vatican exhibit, featuring more than 300 artifacts and art objects on the history of the popes, from St. Peter until now, has opened in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Phoenix celebrates ‘unity in diversity’

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Phoenix will celebrate unity in diversity this weekend with its eighth annual multicultural mass Nov. 12.

Pope reaffirms commitment to inter-religious cooperation, calls on all cultures, religions to respect rights and dignity of human person

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .-  As world religious leaders meet this week in Turkey for a conference seeking collaboration between the world’s three major monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Church’s commitment to “tirelessly” seek cooperation between peoples, cultures and faiths.

Vatican: three more to be beatified Sunday

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has announced that on Sunday, November 13th, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will pronounce the Beatification of three Servants of God as they continue their road to Sainthood.

Vatican responds to German press, says Pope had no knowledge of theologian’s confessional identity

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today Vatican Press Director, Joaquin Navarro-Valls responded to certain German press reports, which suggest that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, had full-knowledge of theologian Klaus Berger’s dual membership in both Catholic and Protestant churches when he oversaw the Vatican’s office for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Holy Land Archeologists uncover what may be earliest church in world, Vatican hails as ‘great discovery’

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Early reports from the Israel Antiquities Authority are suggesting that remains of a building uncovered on the Megiddo prison grounds, near Jerusalem, may be part of the oldest church in Christendom--and the world.

Catholic students work to end scourge of human trafficking

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Student’s at Ohio’s Franciscan University of Steubenville who had lobbied the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women last March, are joining a growing world community in raising their voices against the scourge of human trafficking.

In New Book George Weigel wishes to ‘recapture the remarkable spiritual intensity of April 2005’

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- George Weigel, Catholic columnist and famous biographer of John Paul II, shared with CNA, on the papal transition, and the challenges Pope Benedict will face in the coming years, on the occasion of the release of his new book  “God’s choice.”  He is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

More than half a million expected to protest new law on education in Spain

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Catholic Confederation of Parents in Spain, Luis Carbonel, announced this week more than half a million people are expected to participate in a November 12 march in protest of a new education law which ignores fundamental rights of parents.

Archbishop calls on believers to bear witness in the midst of a politically correct society

Nov 8, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Javier Martinez of Granada, Spain, called on Christians to “bear witness without timidity” to their communion with the Church even though in society and in the workplace it may not be “politically correct.”

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