Archive of July 6, 2006

Movement founder says family is a "first line of evangelization"

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Family is a “path to holiness and first line of evangelization,” said Luis Fernando Figari, Superior General of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae and Founder of the international Christian Life Movement during an address to the International Theological Pastoral Congress on the Family.

Pope tells Croatian Bishops to announce gospel values in face of relativism

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI today received prelates from the Croatian Bishops' Conference, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit.  The Holy Father called on the bishops to continue preaching the Gospel in their changing country.

Patriarch Alexy II positive about Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Russian Patriarch Alexy II insisted on the need for the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches to cooperate facing the challenges of the current culture in modern Europe, reported Interfax.

Chief Rabbi calls on Pope to denounce Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The chief rabbi has asked Pope Benedict XVI to denounce an international gay festival, scheduled to take place this year in Jerusalem, reported

Priest requests prayers for abortion practitioners

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The national director of Priests of Life is calling on Christians to pray for the continued conversion of abortion practitioners.

Indian bishops demand justice following attack on sisters of Mother Teresa

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Marampudi Joji of Hyderabad and other Christian leaders are demanding that authorities take immediate action against Hindu radicals who harassed four Missionaries of Charity, reported the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.

Cardinal Herranz asks legislators to recognize marriage as a union between man and woman

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, requested that the world’s legislators consider passing legislation recognizing marriage as “the union of one man and one woman, open to procreation.”

Lebanon is last hope for Christianity in the Middle East, Priest says

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Lebanon is the last hope for Christianity in the Middle East - that was the message from a Lebanese priest speaking recently at an event in support of the suffering Church.

Pope changes Valencia schedule to include visit to site of subway accident

Jul 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Organizers of the Fifth World Meeting of Families confirmed yesterday that the schedule of Pope Benedict XVI will be adjusted to include a visit the site of the metro disaster which took the life of 41 people in Valencia on Monday.

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