Archive of April 21, 2006

Project Joseph offers men chance to heal after abortion

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A relatively new ministry is offering men the opportunity to heal after an abortion. Project Joseph is a Catholic Charities ministry offered to men who have experienced abortions. The ministry is groundbreaking in that it cuts through the stereotype that only women suffer the effects of abortion.

University of Wisconsin cuts funding for Catholic group

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The UW Roman Catholic Foundation, serving University of Wisconsin-Madison students, cannot receive student government funding for religious activities, announced University Chancellor John Wiley.

Former White House aide to become president of Saint Vincent College

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The assistant to the U.S. president and director of the country’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was named president of the America's First Benedictine College earlier this week.

Kiev chosen to host International Congress for the Family

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Kiev has been chosen to host the 22nd International Congress for the Family, from May 9th to 11th, under the theme “The Family, a Community of Love.”

Archbishop Lajolo: Church cannot stay out of public square when rights of mankind, religious freedoms are in question

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Vatican’s secretary for Relations with States, granted an interview with the Indonesian newspaper ‘Kompas’ this week, in which he explained the Catholic Church’s unique role in public life throughout the world, arguing its essential nature as a voice for morality and the fundamental rights of mankind.

Fourteen Cuban families will travel to Spain for World Meeting of Families

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The AVAN news agency is reporting that fourteen couples from Cuba have applied for permission from the Castro regime to travel to Valencia, Spain, for the V World Meeting of Families, which will be held July 1-9.

Cardinal Cañizares offers analysis of Spanish government two years on

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, offered an analysis this week of the first two years of the current administration in Spain, noting his disagreement with its policies related to the family, marriage and education, as well with a number of laws recently passed which seek to establish a secularism in society that he says would radically affect the human person.

Poll on abortion reveals Spanish public wants a change in anti-life policies

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Institute for Family Policy in Spain this week presented the results of a poll that shows strong support for reversing the Spanish government’s policies related to abortion and assistance to pregnant women.

Catholic institutions should reflect values and teachings of Church, says Cardinal O’Malley

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley sat for an interview yesterday with the Boston Globe. A great number of issues were tackled by the recently named Cardinal, such as the identity of Catholic institutions and the need for greater consistency of Catholic institutions with Church teachings.

Catholic press systematically shut-out of state senate meeting with Bishop

Apr 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Thursday, a Denver Catholic Register journalist, and the respective editors of ‘New Advent’ and Catholic News Agency approached to the office of Joan Fitz-Gerald, president of the Colorado Senate, expecting to attend a scheduled luncheon with Detroit’s Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, who was in town to discuss two state bills which would lift the statutes of limitation on some cases of sexual abuse.

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