Archive of January 13, 2006

US bishops call for ‘responsible transition’ in Iraq

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The United States bishops have called for a national civil dialogue that will lead to a responsible transition in Iraq, and have said the U.S. military should remain in Iraq only as long as it takes to secure that responsible transition.

800 youth attend vocation rally

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- About 800 Catholic high school juniors from Northern Kentucky gathered Wednesday for the second annual vocations rally for the Diocese of Covington.

Diocese hosts live Web forum on pastoral reorganization

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Springfield held its first live Web forum Tuesday in an effort to answer parishioners’ questions and concerns about the diocese’s upcoming parish reorganization.

Imitate Christ: who came not to be served but to serve, Pope tells Pontifical workers

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking today to members of the “sediari pontifici”, the group of men who are historically charged with bearing the literal “chair” of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict explained that the benchmark of a Christian lifestyle, and particularly of members of the Pontifical Household, is one of service.

A window into St. Bernadette, CNA speaks to film star, Sydney Penny

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On February 11th, Ignatius Press will host a nationwide re-release of the classic film, The Passion of Bernadette, which is based on the later life of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, a young girl, to whom Mary repeatedly appeared in Lourdes, France. 

Green light for new pro-life priest order

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Frank Pavone, head of the group, Priests for Life, has announced that a new priestly society--one devoted to work in the pro-life movement--has been given the go-ahead from Bishop John Yanta, head of the Diocese of Amarillo Texas, to begin work immediately.

Women’s group commends Alito for hearings

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a press release yesterday, Concerned Women for America commended Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito for his “superb job despite blatant partisan attacks by some members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Bishops of the world to meet to express solidarity with Holy Land

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishops from around the world will be gathering for the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land in Jerusalem on January 14-19 in order to promote solidarity with Christians in that region and to get to know the pastoral life of the Church there.

Believers could become “second-class citizens” in Brazil

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The famous Brazilian legal scholar, Yves Gandra Martins, has published an article in the Jornal do Brasil denouncing the government’s effort to approve abortion, which he says will make those who believe in God second-class citizens in Brazil.

Russian Patriarch calls on Protestants to resolve homosexual “marriage” problem

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Patriarch of Moscow, Alexis II, has called on Protestant Churches to solve the issue of homosexual “marriage” by adhering to the values and principles of the Christian faith, instead of being carried away by liberal tendencies.

Mexican bishops exhorts Catholics to tithe

Jan 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico, called on the faithful in his diocese this week to take part in a tithing drive aimed at financing the different apostolic activities in Leon.

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