Archive of November 11, 2005

Pope reminds all faithful need Jesus to ‘take their hand and lead them to the Father’s House’

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict presided at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica commemorating deceased cardinals and bishops, and noted that during November in particular, the Church must pray and offer "its redeeming sacrifice for the souls of the deceased faithful."

Two US dioceses receive new bishops

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two United States dioceses received new bishops this week. Pope Benedict XVI named Msgr. Walker Nickless of Denver to head the Diocese of Sioux City. The current vicar general of the Archdiocese of Denver will succeed Bishop Daniel DiNardo, who left his post in March 2004.

Archeologists find evidence supporting Biblical Goliath

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archeologists near Jerusalem have made a significant discovery which lends historical credence to the Old Testament story of David and Goliath.

Attacks on journal editor raise questions about academic freedom and intelligent design

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The editor of a small, scientific journal, loosely associated with the Smithsonian Institute, has come under tremendous fire recently, for his publication of an article supporting the theory of Intelligent Design--and he doesn’t even believe the theory himself.

Archbishop thanks police for ‘doing God’s work’

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop John Myers of Newark honored two police officers Thursday, who had been killed in the line of duty this year, and thanked those still on the job for “doing God’s work.”

Church disclosure bill clears Massachusetts Senate

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require religious organizations to disclose their financial records annually, like all other nonprofit and charitable groups.

Cardinal asks Jews to forgive church's past anti-Semitism

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- There must be a continued effort to improve communication between Jews and Christians is needed, said Cardinal William Keeler Nov. 4 at the 40th-anniversary celebrations of Nostra Aetate at Temple Oheb Shalom.

Underground Catholic bishop arrested again in China

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Cardinal Kung Foundation is reporting that government agents in China have arrested an underground bishop of the Catholic Church for the eighth time in the city of Zhengding in northern China.

Lay groups express support for bishops’ criticism of sex-ed laws in Argentina

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Lawyers Corporation (CLC) and the organization Pro-Vida in Argentina have announced their support of the Argentinean bishops’ call for the government to reject sex-ed laws that do not have the consensus of the people.Representatives of the CLC called on “those in power” to refrain from approving laws that make sex-ed obligatory in schools because they constitute a “severe attack on the family.”

Spanish couple combats violence in Caracas with “City of Hope”

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to a report published by the AVAN news agency, a home for troubled young people in Caracas, called “City of Hope,” has led to a 90% drop in violence in the suburbs of the Venezuelan capital.

Mexican bishops: decisions about life cannot be made “as if God did not exist”

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Javier Chavolla of Toluca, Mexico, reacted to news this week of the possible legalization of euthanasia in that country, emphasizing the urgent need for laws based on “principles and values” that acknowledge that “human beings do not own anybody” and that “decisions about life cannot be made as if God did not exist.”

Italian daily publishes excerpts from long-awaited Vatican document on homosexuals in the seminary

Nov 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian daily Il Giornale has published what it claims are excerpts from the upcoming Vatican document that will bar homosexuals from the priesthood.

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