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