Archive of June 8, 2006

Iraqi Archbishop says al-Zarqawi death brings hope

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.  

Denver Archdiocese to unveil privatized school voucher program

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.  

Senate ignores American people on marriage

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.

Unity 'impossible' if Anglican church ordains women bishops, says Cardinal Kasper

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.

3rd Circuit affirms right of Catholic school to fire Pro-abortion teacher

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.

Philadelphia looses one Auxiliary Bishop gains another

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.

Sunday should be kept for worship, family and community life say Belgian Bishops

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.

Colombian priest to provide chaplain services to Hispanic US troops in Iraq

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.

Cardinal Cipriani calls for “truce” to allow new Peruvian government to take form

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.

Satanic sect thought to be behind murder of Colombian family on 6/6/06

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.

Ruling Socialist party in Bolivia seizes lands surrounding national Marian shrine

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.”

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