Archive of June 12, 2006

Bolivian government to eliminate Catholicism from classrooms

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- LA PAZ - Bolivia’s Minister of Education told reporters last week the government intends to implement an educational reform that would include replacing Catholic religion courses in schools with a history course.

Morning-after pill spreading out of control in Spanish schools

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- According to a report in the Spanish daily “La Opinion de la Coruña”, the morning-after pill, approved for use in Spain for emergency only, has spread out of control in schools in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, with some young women taking the drug up to seven times a month.

Congress on Human Life to be held in Fatima

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Austrian branch of Human Life International and the World Apostolate of Fatima are organizing a World Congress for Life, to be held in Fatima, Portugal, under the theme, “Mary, we entrust to you the cause of life.”

President-elect of Peru pledges “devotion to the Church and service to the people”

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a meeting last week with representatives of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference, the President-elect of Peru, Alan Garcia Perez, said last week, “As a Christian I will always pledge my devotion and service to the Church in Peru and to the Christian causes of my country.”

Cardinal McCarrick issues clarification on same-sex marriage comments

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick issued a clarification Friday on remarks he made during an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. The interview had generated some concern among many Catholics.

New method of fertility regulation in line with Catholic teaching

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A relatively new method of regulating fertility is catching on around the world.  CycleBeads are 95 percent effective and, in themselves, do not conflict with Catholic teachings related to reproduction and fertility.

Scotland parishes closing due to few home-grown priests, declining church attendance

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Edinburgh has announced the need to close parishes in light of a significant priest shortage and declining church attendance. He said the “root of the problem” is that Scottish parishes weren’t producing enough home-grown priests.

Same-sex marriage will impact religious liberty say experts

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a recent column, Newsweek religion editor, Peter Steinfels, discusses the opinion of several respected legal scholars, many of whom are proponents of same-sex marriage, that the legalization of same-sex “marriage” will have an inevitable impact on religious liberty.

God is an infinite communion of love, Benedict says

Jun 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- With a crowd of thousands gathered in St. Peter’s square for the praying of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the infinite love of God and the call to enter into communion with Him.

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