Archive of November 14, 2005

Birth-control patch may damage health, cause death, FDA warns

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Users of the Ortho Evra birth-control patch are at a higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects, which may include death, warned the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

Wal-Mart bends to demands by Catholic League

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Wal-Mart officials have restored the theme of Christmas to their Web site and rescinded outlandish statements made by an employee about the origin of Christmas after the Catholic League filed a series of complaints of discrimination.

Iraqi president visits Pope Benedict, tomb of John Paul II

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met in a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI last week and, the next day, capped his weeklong stay in Italy with a 90-minute visit to the tomb of Pope John Paul II.

Miami sees strong witness to Jesus in young Jesuit

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One of the most well-known and admired people in Miami has not gained popularity due to wealth or celebrity but from his commitment to witness to Jesus as the city’s youngest Jesuit.

Three proclaimed Blessed: all servants of the poor and adorers of Christ, says Pope

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, the Church presented three more men and women as major models of Christian holiness as Charles de Foucauld, Maria Pia Mastena and Maria Crocifissa Curcio were all pronounced Blessed in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope says lay mission of Church depends on personal holiness, communal influence on society

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following Sunday Mass at St. Peter‘s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI joined thousands of pilgrims gathered below his study window in praying the Angelus. He also issued a particular challenge to lay members of the Church to unite themselves with Christ.

Pope calls for reconciliation, peace in Iraq, encourages mission of Chaldean church

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, as a group of Chaldean bishops were meeting in Rome for a special synod, Pope Benedict XVI met with His Beatitude Emmanuel III Delly, patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans in Iraq, and encouraged peace in the war-torn nation.

Pope meets with new U.S. ambassador, says world violence, injustice can only be countered by respect for laws of Creator

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Saturday, businessman, Francis Rooney presented his official Letters of Credence to Pope Benedict as the U.S.‘s new ambassador to the Holy See. The Pope met the presentation with strong words on the role which politics and international laws should play in the world--particularly toward the poor and disenfranchised.

Pope to Bulgarian Bishops: Though a minority, Church is a vibrant example to former communist country

Nov 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday morning, Pope Benedict met with bishops from the formerly communist country of Bulgaria, who he encouraged to be staunch witnesses to Christ in all areas of public life--particularly those where that influence is most needed.

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