Archive of January 30, 2006

Muslims may be invited to join in Catholic-Jewish dialogue, Vatican confirms

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Vatican official has confirmed that the Holy See is exploring the possibility of expanding its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims.

New film addresses partial-birth abortion

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new film about partial-birth abortion was showcased at the 33rd annual March for Life in Washington last week.

Second Look Project Ad Campaign Returns to D.C. Area

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A major pro-life ad campaign, seeking to dispel the myths about Roe v. Wade and to challenge the public to reconsider the scope of abortion law in the United States, has been launched in Washington for the second year.

Pelosi misunderstands ‘people of faith’, says Catholic League

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- People of faith are concerned about public policy issues, such as abortion, same-sex marriage and assisted suicide, and not the federal budget so much, said Catholic League president Bill Donohue in a response to Thursday’s comment by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on President George Bush’s upcoming State of the Union address. 

On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI met with law officials from the Tribunal of the Roman Rota--the Holy See’s governing body of law

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI met with law officials from the Tribunal of the Roman Rota--the Holy See’s governing body of law--telling them that law and law officials need to be guided, above all, by love for truth.

Pope Benedict calls Saints, witnesses of charity, announces he’ll preside at Day of Consecrated Life

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Before Sunday’s weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict XVI--gathered with a large group at St. Peter’s Square--called the Saints the most privileged witnesses of charity, saying that the history of the Church is “a history of sanctity.”

Pope, Church leaders call for greater attention to oft forgotten disease of Leprosy

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater care and attention to a disease thought by many to be nearly extinct--leprosy.

Pope prays for victims of Polish roof-collapse

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following his weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his prayers and condolences for a number of Poles who were killed or injured when a convention center roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow killing at least 67 people on Friday. 

Would-be First Miracle of Pope John Paul II revealed

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a radio interview, Fr. Slowomir Oder, a polish priest postulator of the cause for Beatification of Pope John Paul II, revealed what would be former pope Woytila’s first miracle.

Polish president says Pope to visit Auschwitz during visit to Poland

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, who met privately with Pope Benedict XVI last Thursday, said the Pope would visit the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during his trip to Poland in May.

Pope meets with Spanish opposition leader

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI met quietly last Friday with Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the opposition Popular Party of Spain, to discuss moral and ethical issues in light of the current political and social situation in the country.

100,000 children write letters to Supreme Court opposing legalization of abortion in Colombia

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-life groups in Colombia have launched a campaign to collect 100,000 letters from children in Medellin calling on the country’s Supreme Court to refuse to legalize abortion.

Cardinal Meisner: “Charity without proclamation of the Gospel is merely social assistance”

Jan 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, said this week he was pleased by the warm reception Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical “Deus Caritas est” has received so far, and he noted that charity unconnected to the Good News and to worship becomes mere social assistance.

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