Archive of July 10, 2006

Statistics not equal to moral law, warns Mexican archbishop

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Carlos Emilio Berlie Belaunzaran of the Yucatan reminded Mexicans this week that moral law does not originate in statistics and that the fact that a crime such as abortion is committed with frequency does not mean it should be legalized.

Cardinal Dzwisz recalls John Paul II as the “Pope of the family”

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his participation at the International Theological Pastoral Conference at the World Meeting of Families in Valencia last week, Cardinal Stanislaw Dzwisz recalled John Paul II, as “the Pope of the family.”

Cardinal Re: Faith is greatest inheritance parents can leave their children

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, said during the International Theological Pastoral Congress at the World Meeting of Families that faith and not material possessions is the greatest inheritance parents can leave their children.

Archbishop calls for attention to battling poverty rather than military buildup

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo, has warned that the country is investing too much money in the purchasing of armaments and not enough in the struggle against poverty, “a much more real war.”

St. Louis Archbishop appointed to Church’s highest court

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday the Holy See announced that Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has been appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.  The Archbishop will undertake his new duties while remaining Archbishop of St. Louis.

Church of England says women bishops are ‘theologically justified’

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Church of England voted by a large majority on Saturday, that the ordination of women as bishops is "consonant with the faith of the Church" and can be theologically justified, reported the London Telegraph.

Stable democracy may lead Christians to return to Middle East, says patriarch

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The spiritual leader for Maronite Catholics worldwide said working together toward democracy in the Middle East will encourage Lebanese citizens to invest in their former homeland and possibly to return when things in the region become more stable.

Human rights group demands Olympic change after infirm Chinese bishop arrested

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A U.S.-based human rights group is calling on the Olympic Committee to cancel the Olympic Games in China after government officials arrested yet another Catholic bishop, while he was recovering in the hospital.

Religious leaders call on G8 to protect family, promote justice

Jul 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Religious leaders from around the globe have called on G8 countries to implement national and international laws that will assure good stewardship of the world’s resources, give more assistance to families and assert the value of all human life, from conception to natural death.

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