Archive of February 10, 2006

‘Ethics, not fear, should guide media’ re controversial cartoons: Catholic League

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president Bill Donohue commended mainstream media outlets for not reprinting or broadcasting the controversial cartoons, printed initially in a Danish newspaper, which offended Muslims worldwide and sparked violent retaliation.

Notre Dame puts parameters on 'Monologues', gay film festival

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Performances of "The Vagina Monologues" has caused quite a stir at Catholic universities across the country.

New Orleans man honored for empowering youth with ‘Café’ program

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Craig Cuccia will receive this year’s Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of People Award for his work training and employing at-risk teens and young adults in the hospitality industry in New Orleans.

Pro-life groups decry Senate vote on abortion drug

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Australian Senate has voted in favor of the bill that would deny the Federal Health Minister a veto on the controversial RU-486 abortion drug.

No need for competition between reason and faith, Pope tells former office

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI met with members of the Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who are currently meeting in their plenary assembly. He encouraged the group to teach and safeguard the entirety of the Catholic faith, saying that love of the truth of Christ is central to real human existence.

World poverty levels declining too slowly, Vatican rep calls on U.N. to renew social, economic efforts

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a special United Nations commission on world economic and social development, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the U.N. told the group that redoubled efforts are needed to seriously reduce poverty levels worldwide and meet the U.N.’s own self-instated goals.

Mexican bishops pleased with visit by Orthodox patriarch

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Mexico have expressed satisfaction over their meeting with the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, who visited the country this week, and said they hoped the encounter would lead to greater unity among Christians in Mexico.

Australia set to commemorate World Day of Sick

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Final preparations are underway in Adelaide, Australia for the commemoration of the 14th World Day of the Sick, which will take place on February 11 under the theme, “Mental Health and Human Dignity.”

Venezuelan bishops call on lawmakers to respect “moral patrimony” of marriage

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to a proposal in the National Assembly to speed up passage of homosexual unions, the president of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana, called for respect for the “moral patrimony” of marriage as the exclusive union between a man and a woman.

We shouldn’t fall into the trap of fanaticism, Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani warns.

Feb 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview to Italian newspaper “Il Giornale,” Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani reviewed the current situation in the Muslim world, the reaction to the caricatures and the assassination of Fr. Santoro last Sunday.

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