Archive of June 7, 2006

Volunteers for World Meeting of Families include 84 year-old woman

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The AVAN news agency is reporting that an 84 year-old widow and mother of two is the oldest volunteer for the World Meeting of Families, set to take place in Spain this July. Her task will be to assist priests prepare to concelebrate the final Mass of the WMF with Pope Benedict XVI.

Spanish television channel publicizing boycott of the Pope demands rights to broadcast papal visit

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Organizers of next July’s World Meeting of Families, which will be attended by Pope Benedict XVI, have expressed dismay over the government-controlled television network, TVE, which is demanding the rights to broadcast the papal event even while it continues to provide a platform in its news programs for "groups that are inciting violence against the Holy Father."

World conference in Rome to address stem cell use in therapeutic research

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and the Pontifical Academy for Life will hold a World Meeting on the future of therapeutic research with stem cells in September, concentrating on its scientific aspects and bioethical challenges.

US bishops support congressional resolutions denouncing Chinese ordinations

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Thomas Wenski has urged the Bush Administration to communicate to Chinese authorities the impact the unauthorized ordination of two bishops will have on relations between the two countries.

Catechists trained to use computer-based faith-education program

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new computer-based faith-education program for children unlocks a different Gospel story each month - linking Sunday Mass readings to the daily lives of students.

Don’t expect endorsement of the Church, Nicaraguan archbishop tells political candidates

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes of Managua has asked the country’s presidential candidates to refrain from pressuring the Church for an endorsement as national elections draw near.

Court decision allowing Muslim course in public schools is ‘double standard’

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center has requested the United States Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that it is constitutional for a California public school to offer an intensive course on how to "become Muslims."

Pope speaks on the Primacy of Peter

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict spoke today on the foundation of the Catholic Church upon the rock represented by St. Peter the Apostle, who he said, is the custodian of communion with Christ. The Holy Father made his Catechetical remarks during his general audience, which was held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of more than 50,000 people.

Simple majority not enough to pass marriage amendment

Jun 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Senate today, voted to reject a proposed amendment to the US Constitution which would ban gay "marriage".

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