Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI announced two major personnel changes in top Vatican positions today. The Holy Father has accepted resignations from Cardinals Angelo Sodano and Edmund Szoka and has announced their replacements.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The spokesman of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Father Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, said this week that bishops have the right to express their opinions about political issues, inasmuch as they affect the lives of Christians.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishops from the United States, Central America and Mexico gathered in Tabasco this week, to reiterate their concerns about illegal immigration and said that building a wall on the border will do “nothing” to solve the problem.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia signed a decree this week, suspending Masses in all the parishes and churches of the diocese on the morning of Sunday, July 9, in order to allow the greatest number of priests and faithful to attend the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families, which will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Spanish bishops’ Committee on Migration, Bishop Jose Sanchez, said repatriating sub-Saharan immigrants on the Canary Islands to their countries of origin is not a solution to the immigration problem and said the Church is doing “all that it can.”
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Avery Dulles celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood last month with a mass of thanksgiving at Fordham's University Church, where he was ordained by Cardinal Francis Spellman.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Colorado Catholic Conference will launch a statewide campaign this month to try to get two key measures on Colorado’s November ballot - the protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and the prohibition of late-term abortions.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Sean O’Malley hopes that the bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Boston in 2008 will aid in renewing the Catholic community.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an attempt to appease the worldwide Anglican Communion, the U.S. Episcopal Church Wednesday reversed an earlier decision and agreed to try to avoid the consecration of openly homosexual bishops, Reuters has reported.
Jun 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This morning, the Holy Father received 100 participants from the annual Meeting of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), thanking them for the service they have been carrying out since 1968," supporting the pastoral, educational and charitable activities and meeting the urgent needs" of those Churches in the east.