May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Today, Pope Benedict named bishop Donald W. Wuerl, bishop of Pittsburgh, as the new Archbishop of Washington. He will be installed on June 22, 2006. He has served as 11th bishop of Pittsburgh since February 12, 1988.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops are wary of President Bush’s reported proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border and are calling for reform of U.S. immigration laws. Their position was outlined in a May 15 statement by Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of San Bernardino, California, Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Migration.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar for the Archdiocese of Rome opened yesterday the assembly of Italian Bishops Conference, at the Vatican. Cardinal Ruini took the opportunity to recall the Church's strong commitment on ethical issues.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- French-language posters for the Archdiocese of Montreal’s annual fundraising campaign have generated more press attention than usual.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Assumption Seminary is presenting its largest ordination class in years.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishop who briefly led the Archdiocese of Boston for seven months after Cardinal Bernard Law quit was installed Monday as the bishop of Cleveland. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston led more than 300 priests and bishops at the standing room-only installation mass at St. John Cathedral, reported the Associated Press.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The secretary general of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), Bishop Andres Stanovnik, noted with joy this weekend that the feast of Our Lady of Fatima fell on exactly the same date on which one year from now CELAM will hold its fifth general conference in Aparecida, Brazil, on May 13, 2007.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Due to the overwhelming response to a documentary produced by the Mexican Bishops’ Conference on the Da Vinci Code, the bishops have made the video available for download on their website http://www.cem.org.mx
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a document on the issue of voting in the country’s upcoming elections, the bishops of the Dominican Republic have called on voters to elect leaders who will care for the common good instead of the good of particular individuals.
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass in Valencia in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in July, the Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, said the refusal to appropriately support the family is “irresponsible and suicidal” and would lead to “crisis and destruction of incalculable consequences.”
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A public workshop in response to women’s deaths linked to abortion drug RU-486 was a “constructive step,” but it does not lessen the need for a law to suspend the drug, says an official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Planned Parenthood organized fundraisers over Mother’s Day weekend in South Dakota — a move that has citizens reeling at the callousness of the organization.