Archive of June 13, 2006

Archbishop calls on hispanic youth to transform society

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.

Philippines Congress votes to abolish death penalty, decision hailed by papal nuncio

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.

Focus groups say Church teaching helps married couples keep commitment

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.

Gov’t-funded homosexual conference to counter Pope’s visit to Spain

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.

Colombian archbishop denies Church is spurring political action on abortion

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.

Mexican bishop labels wall on US/Mexico border a “lesser evil”

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.”

Cardinal demands Dominican Republic government to stop wave of violence

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.”

Cardinal Cipriani: today’s society twists call to holiness

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.”

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