Archive of July 13, 2006

Vatican issues statement on Milingo reappearance

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- At midday today, in Rome, the Holy See released a brief statement regarding the reappearance of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo in Washington, D. C. yesterday.

Catholic Mobile launches new wireless content service

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Denver based media company, Catholic Mobile announced today the launch of its innovative wireless content delivery service.  With this public launch, Catholic Mobile along with its service in Spanish, Móvil Católico, plans on to becoming the leader in the development and distribution of wireless Catholic based content in North and South America.

Bishop Skylstad says while parish property is safe, assistance may be requested

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an ongoing commitment to settle with victims of sexual abuse by priests, Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane told church members in a letter that the diocese is able to raise up to $35 million for the settlement. If this amount is not enough, he may ask parishioners for donations.

Cardinal urges Senate to support bills on stem-cell research

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal William Keeler has urged the U.S. Senate to support two out of three bills related to stem cell research, which he says respect both science and ethics. The cardinal also announced opposition to the third bill, which would force taxpayers to support the destruction of early human life.

British bishops order review of child-protection measures

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of England and Wales have commissioned a review of the progress made by the local Church in the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.

Vatican: Threats to human dignity are threats to peace

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a brief communiqué, made public today, the Vatican announced the theme of the 40th World Day of Peace, due to be celebrated on January 1, 2007: "The Human Person: Heart of Peace." The statement says that due to the “transcendent dignity” of each human person world peace is, “in danger when human dignity is not respected and when social coexistence does nor seek the common good.”

Bishops denounce increased militarization and violence in Venezuela

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Venezuela has denounced the increasing militarization of the country, led by President Hugo Chavez, as well as the growing violence and exclusion of the poor from the benefits of oil profits.

Spanish diocese founds first new diocesan seminary in 100 years

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Terrasa in northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia is set to open a new major seminary, the first to be founded in that area in the last 100 years.

Six thousand projects receive help from Aid to the Church in Need in 2005

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has released its annual report, which indicates that in 2005 some 1,900 projects in 145 countries received help from the association.

Despite overwhelming odds, Catholic faith in Pakistan remains strong, says Bishop

Jul 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Recently, Pakistan’s Bishop Anthony Lobo, head of Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi was in Boston to share a message of hope with local parishioners and Catholic officials.

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