Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of the Caldean Catholic Church in Iraq, told AsiaNews today that while Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death brings hope for the future, ultimately dialogue and the way of love must conquer the hearts of the Iraqi people. The death of the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq was confirmed by US and Iraqi officials today.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver announced that it will hold a press conference today to announce a new educational initiative for students of low-income families to attend Catholic schools.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-family groups say the Senate's 49-48 vote against a constitutional amendment to protect marriage ignores the will of the majority of Americans. Sixty votes were needed to approve the amendment.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Vatican's Council for Christian Unity, told the Church of England that to consecrate women as “bishops” would make unity "unreachable" and shared Communion impossible, reported The London Times.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, yesterday, decided in favor of the Ursuline Academy of Wilmington, which was accused of sex discrimination after they fired a Pro-abortion teacher. The case had named the Academy itself, as well as some of its former employees, the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, and Bishop Michael Saltarelli.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father today appointed a new Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and appointed a current Auxiliary as Bishop of his own Diocese.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, on the occasion of a debate over the increase of the phenomenon of “ Sunday Shopping,” with many stores and shopping centers staying open, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Belgium expressed their opinion that Sunday should remain, as much as possible, a day of rest.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Colombian-born Father Luis Silva is set to travel to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the US military chaplaincy to provide for the spiritual needs of Hispanic troops.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, sent greetings to the new President-elect of Peru, Alan Garcia, and called for a political “truce” in order to allow the new government to be set up and to heal the wounds of the electoral season.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Authorities believe a satanic group may be behind the murder of six members of a Colombian family in the town of Barrancabermeja over superstitions surrounding the date 6/6/06.
Jun 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The ruling Socialist party in Bolivia has seized lands surrounding the Marian Shrine of Copacabana, which are used to help maintain the site,claming they are “unproductive lands of the Church.”