Archive of March 7, 2006

Vatican official calls ecclesial movements “the Spirit’s way of responding to sects”

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with Vatican Radio, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Archbishop Stanislao Rylko, said today’s ecclesial movements are “a powerful response of the Holy Spirit to the challenges of our time and a way of responding to the phenomenon of sects in Latin America and their cheap offerings of happiness.”

Archbishop of Seoul calls on faithful to prayer for “brothers and sisters” of North Korea

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Nicholas Cheong of Seoul, South Korea, called on Catholics this week to “pray for North Korea so that our brothers and sisters in that land may live happily and be blessed with God’s mercy”. 

Argentine cardinal: gospels inspire Church to intervene in politics

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, said this week the bishops do not intervene in public life based on the human sciences but rather inspired by the light of the Gospels.

Conference promotes strategic management of Church communications

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A three-day conference in Rome promises to address timely issues and effective approaches in Church communications.

Critics speak out against Phoenix Bishop in Controversial Eucharistic practice

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix has put into question a controversial practice to administer Communion to an autistic child, a decision which has sparked critics against the Church from people unfamiliar to Catholic teaching.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast organized

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the third annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, April 7.

‘To assume the dignity that God wished for us means adopting attitudes at times heroic and worthy of eternal reward’, says Pope

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- “Indeed,” he pointed out, “human beings, irrespective of the conditions in which they live and of the capacities they are capable of expressing, possess unique and extraordinary worth from the very beginning of their existence to the moment of natural death."

Pope calls for release of kidnapped Italian boy

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has added his voice to Italian religious and civil leaders in calling for the immediate release of 17-month old Tommaso Onofri, who was kidnapped from his parent’s northern Italian home on March 2nd.

Vatican taps U.S. University for Franciscan perspectives on beauty

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ohio’s small Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced its unique contribution to an upcoming Vatican meeting which will explore the meaning and role of beauty in faith and culture.

Peruvian cardinal calls on voters to elect “those who defend life and the family”

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As the April 9 national elections draw near in Peru, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thore of Lima is calling of the faithful to vote for those who defend life and the family.

Rite of election draws more thousand in perspective of baptism at National Shrine

Mar 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- More than 1,000 children, teenagers and adults filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast yesterday to prepare to enter the Catholic Church this Easter. A number that is increasing each year.

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