Archive of June 1, 2006

Thomas More Law Center battles to keep cross in war memorial

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center has filed a 49-page brief in the California appellate court, challenging a state judge’s ruling that a 43-foot cross in a war memorial must be removed.

Vatican exhibit wows Milwaukee museum patrons

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Officials at the Milwaukee Public Museum have been pleasantly surprised at the public’s reaction to a visiting Vatican exhibit on the history of the papacy. “Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes” received more than 144,000 exceeding museum by expectations by almost 23,000 visitors, The Business Journal of Milwaukee reported.

Two grandfathers ordained for Louisville

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Louisville’s two new spiritual fathers also happen to be grandfathers.

Anglican bishop questions prince’s desire to be 'defender of all faiths'

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A senior Anglican bishop has questioned Prince Charles' intention to be seen as the defender of all faiths, rather than just Christianity, should he succeed to the throne.

The Church’s strength lies in holiness, not in political power, Argentinean bishop says

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, said this week the Church’s strength is not to be found in politics but instead in the “means of grace” given by Christ and in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

National Laity Council encourages Mexicans to vote in upcoming elections

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The National Laity Council in Mexico has called on the faithful to go to the polls on July 2 to cast their free and conscientious vote.  In a statement distributed throughout the country, the NLC, led by Fernando Rivera Barroso, reminded Mexicans that they could use their vote to express their disapproval of the lack of progress in the country as well as to overcome demagoguery and manipulation by the media.

Chilean bishop reminds faithful Sunday is Day of the Lord

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel of Santiago, Chile, reminded the faithful this week that “not everything in our society ought to be based on economic relations” and he encourage them to value Sunday as the Day of the Lord.

Mary leads always to Jesus Pope reminds

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father marked the end of the month of May yesterday evening, participating in a traditional Marian procession. The procession, which wound its way from the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians - located near the apse of the Vatican Basilica – finished at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens. Hundreds of people participated in the ceremony, which was presided over by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, vicar general for the Vatican City State.

Pastors of the Church may need to sacrifice their own lives Benedict says

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of bishops today that they are called to a total commitment to service even to the point of death.  The Holy Father made his comments while meeting with the ordinary council of the Secretariat General of the Synod of Bishops who, under the leadership of Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, are gathering and organizing the proposals that emerged from the last synod, held in October 2005 on the theme, "The Eucharist: source and summit of the life and mission of the Church."

Holy Father greets American Patrons of the Arts

Jun 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This morning Pope Benedict XVI greeted a group of Americans on pilgrimage to celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the Vatican Museums.  The Holy Father thanked the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums for their continued support and encouraged them in their service during an audience in the Clementine Hall.  

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