Archive of June 28, 2006

Defence against liberalism is a task of the Church, bishop says

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- According to Bishop Frantisek Tondra, Bishop of Spis (East Slovakia) the defence of Gospel values against an increasing influence of Western Liberalism is “a major task of the Church.”

Washington reversal on Ten Commandments display seen as victory for religious liberty

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- District of Columbia officials announced Monday that a sculpture of the Ten Commandments, which was erected on private property across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, does not need a permit after all.  This morning, religious leaders tied to the monument expressed their satisfaction over what they are calling a victory for religious liberty.

Catholic Church helps refugees with AIDS in Botswana

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Roman Catholic Church in Francistown has started a program to offer assistance to previously untreated refugees in Botswana.  The church has been able to treat a limited number of refugees, diagnosed with AIDS, with anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy, reported the Botswana Press Agency.

Pope recalls the workers rebellion which began the fall of the Iron Curtain

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI recalled today the 50th anniversary of the revolt of the Polish city of Poznan, inspiration for the “Solidarity” movement, which was decisive in the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Archdiocese of Mexico reminds Mexicans to vote to defend “values of life”

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City’s weekly newspaper “Desde la Fe,” published an important article in its latest edition, reminding Catholics to seriously reflect on their vote in the upcoming national elections and to choose candidates who are committed to defending the “values of life.”

Government of Finland may deny Catholics access to patron Saint

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Józef Wróbel of Helsinki has asked that the relics of St. Henry, patron saint of Finland, remain in the Catholic Cathedral despite a demand by a national museum and the Lutheran church to remove the sacred object from view of the faithful.

Buffett gift likely to benefit already profitable Planned Parenthood

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life groups are concerned about an influx of money to Planned Parenthood Federation after billionaire Warren Buffett announced he would parcel out his fortunes to several foundations with a known record of supporting abortion groups.

Pope: James the Lesser demonstrates a concrete and practical Christianity

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In St. Peter’s Square some 40,000 people gathered to hear Pope Benedict’s continuing catechesis on the apostles.  Today, the Holy Father spoke of the Apostle James the Lesser who, Benedict said, was a bridge builder and who provided a concrete and practical method of Christian faith.

Identical twins ordained to the priesthood

Jun 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- James and Joseph Campbell have always been close, but last Friday, the identical twin brothers took a lifetime step together that will bond them in an eternal way; the Erie, Pennsylvania brothers were both ordained to the priesthood at the city’s St. Peter’s Cathedral.

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