Archive of January 20, 2006

Washington archdiocese to open new H.S. geared to low-income students

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Washington has partnered with the Salesians of Don Bosco to open a new high school, which will offer a work-study program aimed at providing low-income students with "an affordable college-prep Catholic education."

Still rebuilding after Katrina, Catholic aid program gives $515,000

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) today announced the awarding of more than half a million dollars in special grants to groups assisting low-income victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita rebuild their lives and communities.

Legal appeal challenges civil no-fault divorce unconstitutional

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An Ohio mother of four has launched a constitutional appeal against an Ohio civil divorce and custody decision, arguing her religious beliefs and free speech were used against her in the proceedings.

New feminism expert becomes weekly contributor on ‘Catholic Connection’

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ethicist and moral theologian Pia de Solenni will be a weekly guest on Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, a syndicated radio show on 107 stations across the country via the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and on Sirius Satellite, Channel 160.

Pope tells seminarians: Reach out to God’s people, particularly poor, suffering

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Bendict XVI met with seminary students from Rome’s Almo Collegio Capranica’ whom he charged with faithfulness to the teaching authority of the Church, commitment to their own personal sanctity and a willingness to reach out to the poor and suffering.

Despite large potential, Catholic television lacks resources, networking, says Archbishop Foley

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today at the Vatican, Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications told members of an organizational committee for the World Congress on/ Catholic Television that, although strong initiatives currently exist, Catholic television sorely lacks resources.

US, European and Canadian bishops express solidarity with Christians in Holy Land

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishops from the Episcopal Conferences of Europe, Canada and the United States expressed their solidarity with Christians in the Holy Land and called for the establishing of a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinian people, where “two viable states and three religious confessions” dwell together.

Catholics form collective to voice concerns of Church in World Social Forum

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A collective formed by Catholics in order represent the Catholic Church will participate in the controversial World Social Forum, to be held in Venezuela January 23-29.

Moving testimony by newly-ordained terminally ill priest in Chile

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Francisco Jimenez Araya is 30 years old and has suffered from terminal cancer since last November.  He has faced his illness with courage and although at some point he may have thought his life’s dream would never come true, it did just a few days ago: he was ordained to the priesthood.

Homosexual group seeks to disrupt White House Easter egg hunt

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The organization Soulforce, which claims to be Christian but attacks Catholic and Protestant associations, is preparing a media campaign to call on members to be among the first thousand “families” to enter the White House during celebrations on the Monday after Easter, when the White House opens its doors for its traditional Easter egg hunt.

Archbishop Foley addresses Swiss Guards for their upcoming 500 anniversary

Jan 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a mass celebrated today for the upcoming 500 anniversary of the Swiss Guards, Archbishop Foley reminded them that there are martyrs among them, who died defending the Holy Father.

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