Archive of June 27, 2006

Vatican refuses comment on talks with China

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Director of the Holy See Press Office issued a statement today, refusing to comment on reports of ongoing discussions between the Holy See and the government of China.

Cincinnati Planned Parenthood told to release abortion files

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic has announced that it will appeal a ruling requiring it to open its records, reported the Associated Press.

Battle to save Mt. Soledad cross continues

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center filed an emergency motion Friday to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking to reverse an order to remove the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial cross.

Church organizations in India are about charity, not conversion, assures prelate

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The health, educational, and social projects of the Catholic Church in India have “no ulterior motives of conversions,” assured Cardinal Ivan Dias, Archbishop of Mumbai, at a farewell ceremony in his archdiocese Sunday evening.

Australian Bishops approve new English translation of the mass

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following a similar decision by U.S. Bishops, the Bishops of Australia have voted, in principle, to accept a new English translation of the Roman Catholic Mass, which the Vatican favors as being more faithful to the original Latin text, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

Holy Father grants plenary indulgence for World Meeting of Families

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A decree was made public today by Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Apostolic Penitentiary, declaring a plenary indulgence for the faithful during the 5th World Meeting of Families, which is being celebrated in Valencia, Spain from the 1st - 9th of July.

Meeting of African Bishops will focus on reconciliation, justice, and peace

Jun 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This morning, the "Lineamenta" (or draft guidelines) for the Second Special Assembly for the Synod of Bishops of Africa were presented in the Holy See Press Office.  The synod will focus on the many and diverse problems, which exist around the continent and the Church’s continuing role in bringing reconciliation, justice, and peace.  Participating in the press conference were Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.

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