Archive of June 29, 2006

A super savior? New ‘Superman’ film prompts strong religious emotions

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the long awaited ‘Superman Returns’ movie hit theaters amid a strong buzz of religious interest. While many are praising the film for it’s heavy Judeo-Christian imagery, others are concerned about a potentially Da Vinci Code-esque picture of savior.

Parental notification initiative moves into hands of California voters

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new initiative requiring doctors who wish to perform an abortion on a minor to wait 48 hours after informing her parents has made it on to California’s general election ballot where this November, it will pass into the hands of the state’s voters.

Book allows easy access to papal history

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new dictionary delves into the remarkable 2000-year history of the papacy, providing a concise guide to all of the Popes, from St. Peter to Benedict XVI.

New bill proposes to limit abortions in Canada

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new bill tabled in the Canadian Parliament last week proposes to limit abortion to 20 weeks gestation. Currently, there are no limits to abortion in Canada, making it available at any point in a woman’s pregnancy.

Bishops slam proposal to sterilize poor in Argentina

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Argentina issued a statement this week expressing their complete rejection of a bill being debated in the country’s House of Representatives which would legalize hysterectomies and vasectomies.

Colombian archbishop optimistic about Marxist rebels’ openness to dialogue

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro, termed “hopeful” the latest statements by the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) expressing their interest in dialoging with the government.  “This could smooth out the path in the search for a humanitarian accord,” he said.

Ministry of Peter is united to the suffering of Christ

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Pope celebrated Mass today for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a feast on which Catholics traditionally remember the Petrine ministry of the Pope.  The Holy Father discussed during his Homily, Peter’s service to the Church in relation to the suffering and death of Christ.

New Catholic high school makes college a reality for Kansas City’s low income residents

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new Catholic high school is making waves in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas--and providing a college preparatory education to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

Brazilian bishop seeks new means to evangelize youth

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- New ecclesial movements, Catholic media and renewed efforts in youth ministry are three means the Brazilian bishops have identified to evangelize youth in their country.

Pope welcomes Orthodox Delegation, declares intent to visit Turkey

Jun 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI received today a delegation from Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, who were sent to Rome to celebrate the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, patrons of the Church of Rome.  The Holy Father emphasized the close relation of the Roman and Eastern Churches and thanked the Delegates for their visit.

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