Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Russian-language Christian New Life Television is now airing Operation Outcry’s 30-minute “Faces of Abortion” television show in 110 countries via satellite and cable.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Americans are a prayerful people who continue to seek God’s will and to respond to this will in service to those in need, said President George W. Bush at yesterday’s National Prayer Breakfast. The event was held at the Hilton Washington Hotel.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The 13 patriarchs and heads of the Churches of Jerusalem have issued a statement, congratulating the Palestinian people for their “democratic performance” in the recent elections, and committing to pray for all those “who will govern in this difficult period.”
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said Catholics in Colorado would examine Bishop William Skylstad’s settlement and approach to the sex-abuse cases in the Diocese of Spokane.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The decree stated that their souls must be “completely removed from attachment to any form of sin” and that they make the intention of observing the aforementioned conditions as soon as they can.
Cardinal Mahony implores Supreme Court to keep priest files confidential, cites 1st Amendment, confessional freedomsFeb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Roger Mahony and the lawsuit-wracked Archdiocese of Los Angeles have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a series of lower court decisions, and protect the Archdiocese’s constitutional right to keep priest files confidential.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his latest column, Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann weighed in on the volatile national immigration debate, saying that Scripture exhorts faithful to welcome the stranger and the alien, not as an option--but as a responsibility.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala is poised to file a petition before the country’s Supreme Court to stop a new law that would open the doors to abortion.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The election of Stephen Harper has Prime Minister of Canada and the new breakdown of the Canadian legislature is giving new hope to pro-life and pro-family groups in the country. Harper has publicly stated the legislature will review a law allowing homosexual “marriage” in Canada.
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a letter marking the World Day of Consecrated Life, celebrated on February 2, Bishop Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain, said the “mere existence” of the vocation to religious life “is an inextinguishable sign and a contribution to our materialistic and short-sighted world.”
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, said this week the continuing collaboration between Church and State is an irreversible process because both entities are not rival institutions, as some myths that have been around since the Cristeros wars of the earlier 1900’s would have people believe.
Issue of Reconciliation with Saint Pius X Fraternity to be reviewed in meeting of Cardinals of Roman Curie.Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict is planning on lifting the excommunication pronounced in 1988 by his predecessor John Paul II against the bishops of the Saint Pius X Fraternity, founded by schismatic bishop Marcel Lefebvre, according to Italian paper “Il Giornale.”
Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The General Assembly of Jesuits will meet on April 22 with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. A solemn mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Martini on the occasion.