Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In one his harshest criticisms to date of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara accused that country’s government of having “lost its way” and of showing “signs of dictatorship.”
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Talks aimed at reconciling the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X are progressing, according to Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the Society.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League is encouraging Catholics across the country to support the United States bishops’ pro-life campaign, called the Second Look Project, especially after pro-abortion activists have been destroying the ads put up in the Diocese of Oakland.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A nonprofit group that is working to impact the national debate on homosexuality—by letting everyone know that no one is born with same-sex attraction and that change is possible—is launching a national effort to have this view included in sex-education curricula across the country.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This weekend, Pope Benedict XVI met with members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican, which oversees police and security in St. Peter’s Square. He praised the group for their work during the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II and for their “spirit of sacrifice,” which can be an example to the world.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking briefly yesterday, on the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Benedict XVI called for an overcoming of “discrimination, injustice and disdain for the human person,” particularly in cases of migrants dwelling in foreign lands.
Pope to Jewish community: We must work together to transmit Ten Commandments, denounce injustice, violenceJan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a meeting earlier today with Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Sengi and members of Rome’s Jewish community, Pope Benedict stressed the need for Jews and Catholics to spread together what he called, “the torch of the Ten Commandments.”
Called to greatness: Denver Archbishop encourages college students to live vocations of glorifying GodJan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Recalling the role of his own mother in shaping his faith as a young boy, the Archbishop said that “each of you has an important role to play in the history of salvation…think of those who brought us to Christ.”
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- More than 40 pro-family groups in the US have threatened to boycott Ford if it continues to openly support the gay lobby, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the largest pro-gay, lesbian and transsexual organization in the United States.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Lansing's Catholic schools will unify to form a K-12 school system to eventually encompass some suburban schools.
Jan 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The next encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI will be a comment on the First Letter of Saint John, in which The Pontiff will stress that the genuine Christian love, that is expressed in charitable deeds is not an ideology, according to sources close to the Vatican.