Archive of July 18, 2006

Religious brother details tension in Lebanon

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In e-mails sent to his family members and community, Marist Brother Jose Maria Romero has detailed the growing tension Christians are experiencing in Lebanon amidst the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

Catholics in Colombia joining together to stop perverse sex event

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Various Colombian organizations are calling on government officials to intervene and prevent a massive “sexual exchange of partners” scheduled to take place in cities on the Caribbean coast of Colombia from October 13-16.

Bolivian archbishop decries “Communist” actions of the government

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Tito Solari expressed his disappointment at the politicization of the recent National Congress on Education in which, “in a Communist fashion, the government imposed its ideology without any room for dialogue.”

Nicaraguan bishop gave up NBA career to become priest

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jorge Solorzano of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, has revealed to a local newspaper that he gave up the chance to become an NBA star and instead chose to become a priest.

US Catholic clergy encouraged by bishops’ liturgy decisions

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- North American priests and deacons, who are members of the Confraternity of the Catholic Clergy, passed a resolution at their annual convocation last week expressing their support for the recent recommendations of the U.S. bishops to more accurately and faithfully translate the mass from the Latin text into English. The clergy asked, “for a complete and consistent correction of all errors and deletions in the Roman Missal.”

Federal Act to save Mt. Soledad Cross heads to debate

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An act that would protect a 29-ft hilltop cross from being removed from public view now heads to debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Catholic relief agency calls for negotiations, majority of Palestinians agree

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis released a statement calling for peace negotiations in the Middle East, a new poll was released indicating more than 65 percent of Palestinians favor of resuming peace negotiations with Israel.

Martino calls on UN to act in the Middle East

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, strongly urged the United Nations to get involved in settling the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

Pope working on book and encyclical during vacation

Jul 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- According to several Vatican sources who are following the trip of the Pope to the region of Les Combes, in the northern Alps of Italy, the Pope is working on a book considering the theology of the person of Christ as well as a future encyclical on the importance of human labor.

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