Archive of April 28, 2006

USCCB urges Catholic leaders to participate in ‘Cover the Uninsured Week’

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will participate with ecumenical and interfaith partners in ‘Cover the Uninsured Week,’ a national campaign to spotlight the nearly 46 million Americans who lack health insurance.

Priest demands Johnson & Johnson stop funding Planned Parenthood

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Johnson & Johnson’s funding of Planned Parenthood is “antithetical” to its “best corporate interests” and should be stopped, said Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International yesterday.

Researcher questions whether Shroud was present at Last Supper

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Researcher John Jackson has posited a theory that the linen which has become known as the Shroud of Turin may have been present for the Last Supper as well as at Christ's crucifixion, reported the Colorado Catholic Herald.

Images in University paper incite anger from Catholic groups

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League has joined in on a debate over anti-Christian cartoons published in The Insurgent, student newspaper at the University of Oregon.

Cardinal McCarrick says retirement could be coming soon

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Washington DC’s Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says that it could be time for him to retire. In July, the 75-year old Cardinal submitted his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI, as mandated by Church law, but was asked to remain for the time being.

Archbishop Smith calls for stronger opposition to proposal to legalize euthanasia

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Peter Smith of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and Chairman of the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship at the England and Wales Catholic Bishops Conference has called on Catholics to step up their opposition to the Joffe Bill, a proposal to legalize euthanasia in the U.K.

Europe, America need to listen to each other, says Cardinal Schonborn during historic symposium

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, Vienna’s Cardinal Christof Schönborn inaugurated an international symposium to discuss the growing rift between the two shores of the Atlantic, stressing that the United States and Europe both need to listen to criticism from the other on critical cultural matters.

Government seeking to disparage Church with death of priest, say Venezuelan bishops

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Relations between political leaders and the Venezuelan bishops took a turn for the worse this week in the wake of the murder of Father Jorge Pinango, an official of the Bishops’ Conference, who was killed last Saturday at a hotel in Caracas.

Pro-life coalition presents abortion photo exhibit to Peruvian congress

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The ‘United for Life’ organization in Peru is presenting a photo display on the reality of abortion at the country’s congressional building until May 5th.  The exhibit is being called, “Peru Defends Life.”

Archbishop of Valencia: World Meeting of Families is invitation to embrace authentic love

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his weekly letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia said the upcoming World Meeting of Families is an invitation “to rediscover the meaning of authentic love” in a time characterized by cheap love, using people and throwing them away.

Pope calls attack in Nassiriya another obstacle to harmony, reconstruction in Iraq

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his sadness and prayers for victims of an insurgent attack Thursday in Nassiriya, Iraq, which killed three Italians and one Romanian soldier. He said that the latest attack constitutes yet another obstacle to the reconstruction of that “tormented country.”

Children must be cherished, not be merely tolerated, Pope Benedict urges parents, communities

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a message sent to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, currently gathered to discuss "Vanishing Youth? Solidarity with Children and Young People in an Age of Turbulence", Pope Benedict lamented a societal deficit of faith, hope and love, and urged parents and community leaders to help often isolated children to choose life and truth.

George Weigel to receive Poland's highest honor

Apr 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- George Weigel, Pope John Paul II’s biographer, will receive the Gloria Artis Gold Medal--Poland's highest honor--in recognition of contributions to Polish and world culture.

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