Archive of July 5, 2006

Mexican bishops call for respect for election results

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a statement issued Monday, the bishops of Mexico reiterated their call to wait patiently for the official results of the recent presidential elections and they expressed their confidence that the results will reflect “the will of the majority.”

Italian cardinal says improved education needed to combat anti-family laws

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking at one of the conferences of the World Meeting of Families, taking place this week in Spain, Cardinal Carlo Cafarra of Bologna, Italy, called for revitalization in the field of education in order to respond to the decision by the EU Parliament to force member states to make same-sex unions the equivalent of marriage.

Priest who survived subway accident concelebrates at funeral of victims

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A priest who survived Monday’s subway accident in Spain concelebrated at a Mass offered for the 41 victims at the Cathedral of Valencia on Tuesday.  

Human rights defenders back Cuban doctor’s nomination for Prince of Asturias Award

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several human rights organizations have now expressed their support for the nomination of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison by the Cuban government, to receive the Prince of Asturias Award.  The awards are a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias to individuals from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.

Cardinal Kasper: Turkey not ready to join EU

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The attack on a Catholic priest in Samsun, Turkey, last week shows that Turkey is not ready to join the European Union, said Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Bishop in Pakistan struggles for justice after Catholic teen killed

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic bishop in Pakistan is struggling to achieve justice for the family of a young man who was allegedly beaten to death for refusing to convert to Islam.

Former Nazi ship to become sailing church for Croatian youth

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic monastery will adapt a former Nazi ship into a sailing church for youth. The “floating church” is intended to be used for as a venue for church-sponsored youth activities, reported Jutarnji List newspaper.

Supreme Court intervenes, temporarily stops removal of 29-foot cross in San Diego

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court intervened Monday to stay the removal of a large cross from San Diego property, reported the Associated Press.

Pope prays that the world may experience the power of Christ’s Blood

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In the greetings he addressed to participants in today's general audience, the Holy Father reminded Polish pilgrims that July is "a month in which we traditionally venerate the Most Precious Blood of Christ."  

Disciples of Jesus must live with Him and like Him, Benedict says

Jul 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Apostle John was the subject of Benedict XVI's catechesis during today's general audience, held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 25,000 people.  The Pope told the crowd that John shows us that it is not enough to simply follow and listen to Jesus in a superficial way.

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