Archive of June 6, 2006

Young must see in the Church a friend, not an obstacle, Pope says

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Church and its teaching must be presented to the youth as a friend and not as an obstacle to their freedom, Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday evening at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

New Vatican document reiterates marriage as the only appropriate place for human procreation

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The family is the only natural and truly human context for procreation. That is the core message of a document released today by the Pontifical Council for the Family and signed by Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo.

Three new auxiliaries for Brooklyn

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Archbishop Chaput asks for support of Federal Marriage Amendment

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput has urged Catholics to contact their senators and encourage them to vote for the federal amendment. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a federal marriage amendment this week.

Politicians, vocations on agenda for US bishops’ spring meeting

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The relationship between bishops, the Church and politicians will be on the agenda for the spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 15-17, at the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles. The USCCB’s Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Politicians will present its report.

Catholic writer says Paul VI, Humanae Vitae still misrepresented

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The notion that the Catholic Church retained the ban on artificial birth control in 1968 because it was afraid that “changing its mind” would undermine Church teaching is a myth, says respected Catholic author and theologian George Weigel.

Paraguayan archbishop cautions against superstitious beliefs in 666

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to the wave of superstition that has resulted from the date 6/6/06, Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion cautioned Catholics not to let themselves be carried away by false beliefs and to remember that Christ is Lord over evil.

Ruling party in Brazil reaffirms pledge to promote abortion

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- At its recent national convention, Brazils ruling Worker’s Party reaffirmed its pledge to promote abortion in the country.

“Father Patrick Peyton” Family Center opened in Peru

Jun 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a moving ceremony celebrated last weekend, Bishop Norberto Strotmann of Chosica, Peru, official opened the Father Patrick Peyton Family Center in Cantogrande, one the most populous and poorest suburbs of Lima.  The new center’s mission is to promote respect for life and the strengthening of the family.

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