Archive of July 14, 2006

Bishops of India release official statement condemning terrorist attacks

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of India has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Bombay (Mumbai) in a statement released by the body’s general secretary, Archbishop Estanislao Fernandez.

Venezuelan Archbishop says students should not be made into “political zombies”

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro expressed is dismay this week over news that the Venezuelan Ministry of Education plans to politicize education and remove religion classes from school curricula, and he called on officials not, “to make our students into political zombies.”

Mexican bishops downplay rumors of papal visit

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Mexico are downplaying media speculation about a possible visit to the country by Pope Benedict XVI in the coming months, saying the rumors are simply the result of “good will and intentions.”

British bishops fear adoption agencies to close if anti-discrimination law passed

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- All Catholic adoption agencies in Britain, which find families for more than 200 children each year, could be forced to close if the government passes a bill that would place religiously based opposition to homosexual adoption under the umbrella term discrimination.

Devotion to Divine Mercy of Jesus gains popularity in Asia

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Organizers have announced that a Second Asian Convention of Divine Mercy will be held this fall in the Diocese of Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia. The convention, held Nov. 17-20, will be hosted by Bishop Datuk Cornelius Piong. Bishop John Ha of Kuching will also attend.

Stolen jewelry returned to sisters after 25 years

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Sixteen pieces of jewelry, including crucifixes and pocket watches, which were stolen from a community of religious sisters in the Boston area 25 years ago were returned last week, reported CBS 4 News.

Chicago woman helping build faith in Iraq

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Mary Zilligan Becker probably didn’t realize she was going to play a role in the U.S. war in Iraq. But following a chance e-mail encounter back in January, she now facilitates the shipment of thousands of rosaries, scapulars and prayer books to U.S. soldiers stationed there.

Holy See encourages G8 members prior to weekend’s meeting

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released a statement, today, expressing sadness at the failure of the recent World Trade Organization talks in Doha, Qatar, but encouraging members of the Group of Eight to conduct their upcoming negations mindful of the impact their decisions have on the human family.

Vatican worried about escalating attacks in Lebanon

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Today on Vatican Radio, Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano made a declaration regarding the views of the Holy See on the escalating situation in the Holy Land.

Archbishop considers proactive solutions to settle with victims, protect archdiocese

Jul 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an attempt to prepare for future settlements, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee plans to sell its Archbishop Cousins Center near Lake Michigan as 10 lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse move toward trials in California. The underused complex includes 415,000 square feet of office space on a 44-acre site.

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