Archive of February 22, 2006

Benedict XVI names 15 new Cardinals

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After the general audience today, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Benedict XVI announced the names of 15 prelates who will be created cardinals in a consistory due to be held on March 24.

Bishop calls new Spanish law on reproduction “monstrosity”

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jose Manuel Lorca Planes of Teruel, Spain has joined a chorus of critics condemning a new law on assisted human reproduction passed by the country’s House of Representatives, calling it a monstrosity that attacks human dignity by promoting the murder of the innocent.

USAID funding for Peruvian feminists to be cut off over support for morning after pill

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The US Agency for International Development announced this week it will cut of economic assistance to the feminist group “Manuela Ramos” over its improper use of funds for promoting the distribution and use of the morning-after pill in Peru.

Mexican bishop warns Catholics against deceptive cults

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico, is warning Catholics against the tactics of certain cult groups that claim to be able to solve every employment, economic and emotional problem.

Salvadoran archbishop says failure to vote “sin of omission”

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, reminded Catholics this week that failure to vote is a sin of mission, because the faith requires believers to collaborate with the good of the country.

Thomas More Law Center asks court to rehear case on Nativity ban

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center has petitioned the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rehear a case challenging an anti-Christian policy of the New York City school system.

U.S. bishops congratulate Haitian people and President-elect Préval

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops congratulated the Haitian people and president-elect, René Préval, on the success of their recent elections and called on the international community to increase its assistance to Haiti in the development of “sustained economic growth and social transformation.”

Chicago missions encourage evangelization, faith growth

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Chicago has launched a new mission that it hopes will bring about an evangelical revival among Catholics.

Supreme Court agrees to review partial birth abortion ban

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Bush administration’s appeal of a ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart, 05- 380, which says the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional because it does not make an exception when a mother's health is at risk, reported Bloomberg.

Pope Benedict XVI Names Archbishop Seán O'Malley To The College Of Cardinals

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .-  His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, announced today at the Vatican that Archbishop Seán P. O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap. has been named as a member of the College of Cardinals. Archbishop O'Malley is among the first group of Bishops to be elevated to Cardinal by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI .

Pope Benedict: Chair of Peter is privileged sign of God’s love, created to lead Church to unity, salvation

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his weekly Wednesday audience, held earlier today at the Vatican, Pope Benedict used the occasion of today’s Feast of the Chair of St. Peter to explain the nature and origin of the papacy itself, saying that Christ, the Good Shepherd, seeks to unite His Church and lead faithful to salvation through the esteemed office.

Holy Father commends, encourages ‘treasured’ study of Latin

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following his Wednesday audience, held earlier today at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Pope Benedict XVI called for a renewal in the long-held, but now largely abandoned study of Latin, which he said, can help the faithful foster a firmer understanding of “sound doctrine”, contained in Church teaching and literature.

Experts wonder: why no mention of Shroud of Turin in NBC Olympic coverage

Feb 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A sports writer for the USA Today newspaper is wondering; why has broadcast network NBC neglected any mention of the incredibly famous Shroud of Turin, despite the 2006 Olympics being held in its front yard.

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