Archive of November 18, 2005

Bond between John Paul II and his people will never be broken, says Pope

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last evening, Pope Benedict was treated to a special screening of the new film, “Pope John Paul II" which, he said, renewed in him a sense of gratitude to God for giving the Church a Pope of “such exalted human and spiritual stature.”

Pope to Czech bishops: be leaven in society that is ‘secularized but interested’ in Gospel

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope Benedict met with a group of bishops from the Czech Republic--in Rome for their semi-annual “ad limina” visits--and challenged them to strengthen the Church in their highly secularized country by supporting vocations, families and the laity.

Archbishop Foley: Technology can help us serve poor, isolated peoples of world

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, Archbishop John Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications told a United Nations gathering that countries have a duty to use new advances in technology to help offer a voice to those who have been “unheard and forgotten.”

From Iraq to 9/11: U.S. Bishops, Catholic leaders discuss modern ethical dilemmas in light of Church moral teaching

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Military use in Iraq, arms control, and new questions raised by global terrorism, were among the tough ethical issues wrestled with by U.S. Catholic leaders at a Georgetown University colloquium, held in Washington last week.

Minister assures changes will not threaten Catholic education

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools could soon be dismantled as part of a sweeping review of Northern Ireland administration. Among a number of other changes to be announced next Tuesday, the Review of Public Administration has proposed that the CCMS should be downgraded to an advisory role.

Bishops assess ethical lessons from Iraq and 9/11

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The new questions raised by global terrorism and the preventive use of military force in Iraq were discussed by academics, Church leaders and military scholars during a colloquium at Georgetown University Nov. 11.

Catholic Communication Campaign Announces Art Contest

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Communication Campaign of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring an art contest for children in grades 1 through 6.

European conference promotes new evangelization

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- More than 2,000 international delegates, among them five cardinals, took part in the third International Congress for the New Evangelization last week in Lisbon.

Pro-life group to sue shrine for backing out of contract

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- St. Joseph’s Oratory is facing a lawsuit of up to $1 million after it broke its contract to host a national pro-life conference. The conference, which began yesterday and will end Saturday, has been moved to a Protestant church in the suburbs. Three-hundred conference participants traveled into Montreal from across the country.

Castro meets with bishops to celebrate 70th anniversary of relations between Holy See and Cuba

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cuban president Fidel Castro met with the country’s bishops Wednesday night to mark the 70th anniversary of official relations between Havana and the Holy See.  The Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, was also present at the meeting.

Holy See Press Office Director receives freedom of expression award

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, received this week the Luka Brajnovic Award for freedom of expression and professional dedication, given by the University of Navarre in Spain.

French officials condemn burning of Catholic church

Nov 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- French president Jacques Chirac has condemned the burning of a church in the Parisian suburb of Romans, calling it an “unacceptable act” of “intolerable aggression.”

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