Archive of January 23, 2006

Opus Dei says film version of Da Vinci Code should receive adult rating

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Opus Dei is urging film ratings boards to give the film The Da Vinci Code an adult rating because it says children should not be exposed to the lies it promotes about Catholicism and Jesus fathering a child.

Florida bishops urge governor to grant clemency to two on death row

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Florida's bishops have urged Gov. Jeb Bush to consider granting clemency to two convicted murderers who are scheduled for execution by lethal injection in the next 10 days.

Ayotte decision on parental notification has limitations, say US bishops

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England regarding New Hampshire’s parental notification law leaves parents and legislators with “more question that answers,” said a spokesperson for the U.S. bishops’ pro-life office.

Democrats not holding to promises for Catholic outreach, says Catholic League

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Democratic National Committee has not developed Catholic outreach or rethought its position on abortion despite promises it made after the 2004 general election to do so, observed Catholic League president Bill Donohue.

Papal message to conference on Vatican II encourages correct reading of the Council

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a special message from Pope Benedict XVI to the participants of the conference “Vatican Council II: Perspectives for the Third Millennium,” the Holy Father renewed his call to promote a correct interpretation of the Council in order to put its numerous fruits into practice.

Bishop explains crisis in Catholic education…and what to do about it

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During an energetic presentation at the conference “Vatican Council II: Perspectives for the Third Millennium,” held last weekend in Peru, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima Pacifico Tomassi explained in detail the current crisis in Catholic education, saying the answer to the problem is a return to the teachings of Vatican II.

Pope blesses traditional lambs for Feast of St. Agnes

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI continued an annual tradition marking the feast of St. Agnes, by blessing two lambs, whose wool will be used to make the palliums, yearly given to new metropolitan archbishops during the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Swiss Guard celebrate 500 years of service to Pope, worldwide Church

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday in the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI was on hand to celebrate 500 years of Swiss protection for the Holy See and for his own office as Pope.

If Christians faithfully pray for unity, says Pope, their prayer will be satisfied

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .-  As the Church continues to celebrate The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Benedict told thousands of listeners, gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly Angelus Sunday, that prayer must constitute the soul of the entire ecumenical movement.

Pope says Christians need to reclaim idea of love, integrate it toward God, others

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI participated in a congress organized by the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”, in which he laid out to participants the major themes of his new Encyclical and told them that Christians must reclaim the misused and often abused concept of “love.”

Sacrifice of unborn babies can become triumphant in the light of Christ, pastor tells large crowd at Denver Cathedral

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of Catholics young and old alike--including a number of small children wearing shirts emblazoned with the words, ‘I’m a child, not a choice”--packed into Denver’s Immaculate Conception Cathedral Saturday to sadly commemorate 33 years of legal abortion in the U.S.

First Bishop named by Pope Benedict ordained head of Sioux City

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Friday, at Sioux City, Iowa’s Church of the Nativity, Denver’s Monsignor Walker Nickless was ordained as the first bishop to be appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, filling a two year void, in Sioux City and becoming the Diocese’s 7th Bishop.

Teacher says potentially far more lucrative, to sue the Catholic Church, or any church or private organization, than it is to sue the local public school district

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a column last week in the Denver Rocky Mountain News, by Susan Malone Maier, a teacher at Denver’s Saint Vincent de Paul School, she raises the issue of sexual abuse of minors in schools, and the protection they enjoy under Colorado law from any pursuit.

President addresses "March for Life" Participants over the phone.

Jan 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Today around noon, U.S president George W. Bush addressed over the phone the crowd gathered in front of Capitol Hill for the annual March for Life, giving them their support and emphasizing the work done under his presidency to favor a culture of life.

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