Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- American hispanic youth and young adults should focus on defending their values and transforming society, Archbishop Jose Gomez told participants at the First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adults.
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The papal nuncio in the Philippines, Archbishop Fernando Filoni, has applauded the government’s decision to abolish the death penalty, reported the Associated Press. The papal nuncio functions as the Pope’s representative in a given country.
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Church teaching on the permanence of marriage helps married couples live out their marital commitment, reveals a focus group study sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Marriage and Family Life.
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs has provided a subsidy of €17,000 for a conference organized by homosexual associations that will take place on the eve of Pope Benedict’s visit next month, reported ThinkSpain.
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro, has denied that the country’s bishops are leading an effort to hold a referendum on a Constitutional Court’s ruling that legalized abortion in Colombia.
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Reacting to approval in the US Senate of an immigration bill that would allow nine million undocumented aliens to obtain legal status, the secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Sergio Aguiar Retes, said the construction of a wall on the US/Mexican border should be considered a “lesser evil.”
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Rodriguez, is calling on the government of the Dominican Republic to redouble its efforts to put an end to the wave of violence sweeping the country, after an eighteen year-old girl was murdered in the city of Santiago in what he called an “act of savagery.”
Jun 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said this week that today’s society makes people believe that holiness is the exclusive call of a select few, when “it is nothing more than achieving the same feelings, thoughts and works of Christ.”