Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the annual meeting of the High Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said that, "the dignity of the person is what gives work and development their true value."
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Responding the news that the Spanish government will hold peace negotiations with the Basque separatist group ETA, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Toledo said political negotiations with terrorism are useless and that, “the only thing that works is for it to disappear.”
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to a court ruling allowing a transsexual to contract marriage, lawmakers in the Philippine Congress have drafted a Constitutional amendment that would prevent similar court rulings and would ban homosexual “marriage” in the country.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Luis Stockler of Quilmes said this week that tubal ligations and vasectomies constitute, “a total mutilation of the human body that among other things cuts off the gift of procreation which is born of the act of love, open to life, of spouses.”
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The case of Terry Wallis, an Arkansas man who suddenly woke up from a 19-year long coma, has raised new questions about the death of Terri Schiavo, who died last year after a court ordered her feeding tube to be disconnected. Wallis fell into his coma in 1984 after a serious car accident. At the time he was 19.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Two Colorado bishops are urging state lawmakers to legislate for the “common good” on the issue of immigration reform.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The highest courts in two states ruled against same-sex marriage Thursday.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Officials at the basilica that houses the relics of St. Francis Xavier have decided to restrict tour guides because of numerous complaints by devotees that they are disruptive.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI named the first Jesuit bishop in Australian history this week. Fr. Greg O’Kelly, SJ, will be ordained to the episcopate in September to serve as auxiliary to Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide.
Jul 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following the announcement from the Mexican Federal Electoral Institute that the National Action Party’s (PAN) candidate, Felipe Calderón, had achieved victory in Mexico’s presidential election, the Mexican bishops issued a call to all sides to accept results of the election and to work towards reconciliation between the different political parties.