Archive of June 9, 2006

Bishops send copy of Bible and Compendium of Social Teaching to lawmakers in Bolivia

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia announced this week it would send a complementary copy of the Bible and the Compendium of Social Teachings of the Church to each newly elected member of the Bolivian House of Representatives.

Brazilian lawmaker grateful for campaign against including abortion in party platform

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A prominent lawmaker of the Worker’s Party in Brazil, Luiz Bassuma, who is also founder and president of the Parliamentary Front in Defense of Life, thanked pro-life supporters this week for their efforts to prevent abortion from being included in the platform that the party will be adopting during the upcoming presidential elections.

Imprisoned pro-life doctor nominated for prestigious Spanish award

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a prominent pro-life physician who was given a 25-year prison sentence by the Cuban government for defending the unborn and promoting civil rights, has been nominated for a prestigious Spanish award by a group of exiled Cubans.

Latin American Congress to confront the mission of laity in the world

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Some 40 experts are expected to participate in the Second Latin American Congress titled, “Catholics and Public Life,” which will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas University in Santiago, Spain.  The purpose of the Congress is to contribute to the work of evangelization that Pope John Paul II entrusted to the laity of the world.

Promoting family is essential for development of society

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, speaking on behalf of the Holy Father, sent a message today to participants in the 36th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), who met this week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Vatican Information Service reports.

Cardinal denounces gay marriage but could ‘live with’ gay civil unions

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a Wednesday night interview with Wolf Blitzer, on CNN’s The Situation Room, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is opposed to same-sex marriage but not opposed to same-sex civil unions if they can “protect [people’s] right to take care of each other.”

Bush addresses immigration reform at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush tackled the immigration debate with America’s Hispanic community directly yesterday and laid out his vision of immigration reform at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast.

Cardinal Maida celebrates joys, challenges of 50-year priesthood

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Adam Maida is giving thanks to God for his priestly vocation on his 50th anniversary of ordination.

Priests must have confidence, act as Christ in service to Church

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The ministry of a priest is in the person of Christ and is centered on the daily celebration of the Eucharist, said Bishop Samuel Aquila during the ordination mass of two priests for his diocese.

Georgia parish's minstry explodes

Jun 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ten years ago, St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Woodstock, Georgia had 300 families worshipping out of a gymnasium in a recreation center. Today, the parish's 2,100 families worship in a 750-seat sanctuary, located on a 35-acre church property. And with an average of six to eight new families joining the parish per week, the growth spurt is hardly over.

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