Archive of July 3, 2006

Local archbishop finds that alleged Marian appartions are not supernatural

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After three years of study of the devotion to “Our Lady of the Hill,” the Archdiocese of Salta has announced it has no proof or objective witnesses to support a supernatural explanation of the alleged Marian apparitions.

Twenty Cuban families to attend World Meeting in Valencia

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The twenty Cuban families that will arrive in Valencia to participate in the 5th World Meeting of Families constitute the largest delegation from Cuba that has ever been allowed to attend the event.

Cardinal calls for severe punishment following wave of deadly domestic violence

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, has called for the heaviest punishment possible for men who kill their wives, as a string of deadly domestic violence cases have swept across the Dominican Republic.

Ecuadorian bishops reject accusations of contributing to social unrest

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to the violent ousting by police of hundreds of residents in the province of Los Rios, the bishops of Ecuador defended pastoral workers who assist the poor and said they were not contributing to social unrest.

Third priest attacked in Turkey this year

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A man stabbed a Roman Catholic priest Sunday in the Black Sea port of Samsun in the third attack against a Catholic cleric in Turkey since February.

Monument to John Paul II unveiled in late pontiff’s hometown

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A bronze statue of Pope John Paul II was unveiled in his hometown Friday.

Kenyan diocese opens Marian shrine

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Marsabit in northeastern Kenya held a ceremony Sunday to officially open a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, reported the Catholic Information Service for Africa.

Pope says adults must renew and transmit their faith to their families

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI devoted the focus of his Angelus message to The Fifth World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Valencia, Spain, next Saturday and Sunday.  In discussing the theme of the World Meeting, the Holy Father recalled the duty of families to, “live and transmit the faith.”

Real commitment to peace needed in Iraq and the Holy Land, Benedict says

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After praying the Angelus today with thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke of the "growing concern" with which he was following events in Iraq and the Holy Land.

Abortion group tells Congress about plans to advance abortion in Latin America

Jul 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Thursday, the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion lobby and legal support group, held a briefing on Capitol Hill to explain to congressional staff its continuing plan to bring abortion to countries around the world - particularly to Latin America. The meeting was titled “Advancing Reproductive Rights in Latin America.”

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