Archive of February 7, 2006

Letter to Patriarch, Bishops’ Head Expresses Concern Over Bombings

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops shared his concern about the Jan. 29 targeting of Christian churches in Baghdad and Kirkuk and the bombing near the Vatican Nunciature with the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church.

Parish Leadership Day focuses on evangelization, has something for everyone

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This year’s annual diocesan Parish Leadership Day, Feb. 17, for the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, will focus on evangelization.

HLI president receives Cardinal John O'Connor Award

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International and Magaly Llaguno, executive director of HLI’s Vida Humana Internacional, were conferred the Legatus 2006 Cardinal John O’Connor Unambiguously Pro-Life Award Feb. 4 at the Legatus International Winter Summit.

Parishes mark National Day of Prayer for the African American Family

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Parishes across America kicked off Black History Month Feb. 5 by celebrating the National Day of Prayer for the African American Family.

Anglicans begin debate on female bishops

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Anglican Church began its four-day long General Synod Monday during which the issue of ordaining women bishops is expected to be discussed.

Church will not be detained by assassination of priest in Turkey, says Vatican cardinal

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .-  Reacting to news of the assassination last Sunday of a Catholic priest in Turkey, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints told the Italian daily La Repubblica, “With the sacrifice of Andrea Santoro, the Church is once again colored in red, the color of the blood of martyrs."

Laity taking active role in preparations for next CELAM meeting

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The General Secretary of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, praised the active role the laity are taking in preparing for the V General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), which will take place next year in Aparecida, Brazil.

Mexican bishops criticize efforts to restrict faith to private life

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several Mexican bishops have criticized efforts to keep faith out of the public arena and restrict it to private life.

Michael Jackson interested in putting John Paul II’s prayers to music

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- It seems that the musical artist who gave the world “Bad”, may be interested in producing something profoundly good.

Pope mourns priest killed in Burundi, calls for end to ‘works of death’

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following news of a second assassinated priest in one weekend, Pope Benedict XVI has sent his personal condolences to Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio in Burundi, calling for an end to that country’s violence and what he called “works of death.”

Upcoming Vatican Congress to explore human embryo, culture of life

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following the commencing session, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Heath Pastoral Care will address the theme "The Culture of Death Against the Culture of Life in the Teachings of Evangelium Vitae."

Turkey detains student over killing of priest

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The 16-year old high school student who murdered Fr. Santoro, an Italian priest, was arrested on Tuesday and has confessed to a crime which has shocked this Muslim nation.

"Diocese of Rome is proud of murdered priest in Turkey" says Cardinal Ruini

Feb 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Upon receiving news from the murder of Fr. Andrea Santoro, Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini declared that these events mark a new step in “the long succession of priests from the Diocese of Rome who have shed their blood for the Lord,”

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