Archive of December 9, 2005

Medical association finds abortion-breast cancer link

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An international medical organization has recently concluded that there is an increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had abortions.

Archbishop Chaput: No room for Christ in American Christmas culture?

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the Catholic Church approaches the second half of Advent, and with it, the coming of Christmas, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is asking whether or not American culture really has room for Christ…or simply a secular construct of His birthday.

Wyoming Catholic College to open in 2007, now has president

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Slated to open its doors to its first class of students in 2007, Wyoming Catholic College, a liberal arts institution which will focus on the Great Books and the outdoors, now has a president.

Arizona bishops release dramatic letter on immigration

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Arizona are calling on Catholics to welcome immigrants into their parishes, whether documented or undocumented, and to work to reform the U.S. immigration laws in an effort to facilitate immigration and stem the growing number of migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Idaho Supreme Court to hear arguments on Ten Commandments monument

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At press time, the Keep the Commandments Coalition was presenting arguments to the Idaho Supreme Court in favor of putting a voter initiative on the ballot, giving the citizens of Boise the right to vote on returning the Ten Commandments Monument to Julia Davis Park.

Pro-life girls to picket American Girl Place in New York

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Adolescent girls and their parents will picket Saturday at American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in New York City in protest of the company’s ties to the pro-abortion advocacy group, Girls Incorporated.

Archdiocese of Boston to decide about same-sex adoptions early in New Year

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Boston is expected to make a decision by early in the New Year on whether Catholic Charities of Boston should facilitate adoptions for same-sex couples.

Papal trip to Poland could come sooner than expected

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Polish news agency PAP quoted Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow this week as saying Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Poland next year may take place sooner than expected.

Brazilian lawmakers organize seminar in defense of life

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life legislators in Brazil organized a National Seminar in Defense of Life on Wednesday, bringing together representatives of the Health Ministry, the National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil and other entities. launches digital music download service

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic music website,, launched a digital music service this week allowing users to purchase and download individual songs by Catholic artists in the Mp3 format.

Mary, Mother of the Church and guardian of Vatican II, inspires Christians to goodness, purity, says Pope

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the close of the Second Vatican Council 40 years ago, Pope Paul VI entrusted the implementation of the new documents to Mary, calling her by the title; Mother of the Church. Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI called this the greatest ecclesial moment of the 20th century.

Catholics and Methodists: Pope hopeful for ongoing dialogue, shared Christian ‘treasures’

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a Friday meeting with Methodist Bishop Sunday Mbang of Nigeria, who was accompanied by members of the World Methodist Council, Pope Benedict expressed his hope and thanksgiving for the “patient and persevering dialogue” between Methodists and Catholics.

Pro-life triumph in Colombia as Constitutional Court refuses to legalize abortion

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Constitutional Court of Colombia has ruled it is “inhibited” from legalizing abortion in that country, saying the arguments presented by pro-abortion lawyer Monica Roa were insufficient to change Colombian law.

“Scrooges”, “Grinches” and “Nice” organizations featured in List of Corporations regarding their position toward real Christmas tradition.

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Intervening in the heated debate about the mention of Christmas on the public square, Concerned Women for America (CWA) presented a first Christmas list showing which businesses are honouring the Reason for the Season (the birth of Jesus), which ones are not, and which have mixed records.

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