Archive of July 27, 2006

Seattle Archbishop applauds wisdom of court in same-sex marriage ruling

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Alexander Brunett congratulated the Supreme Court of the State of Washington yesterday, after they decided to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Washington Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 majority that the state legislature had the power to limit marriage to one man and one woman.

Cardinal George undergoes surgery for bladder cancer

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, underwent surgery Thursday morning Loyola University Medical Center to remove a cancer that was recently discovered in his bladder.

Catholic political expert heads New Jersey's bishops' conference

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A former aide to three New Jersey governors has been named executive director of the New Jersey Catholic Conference.

Michigan Catholic Conference calls for honest dialogue in bioethics debate

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Michigan Catholic Conference called on state legislators to engage in honest dialogue with citizens regarding proposed measures in favor of embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning.

Holy See renews call for immediate ceasefire following Rome conference

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, spoke this morning about the Rome summit on Lebanon which he attended as an invited observer.  Archbishop Lajolo told Vatican Radio that despite the lack of a definitive statement demanding an immediate ceasefire, many positive results stemmed from the meeting.  Lajolo said that the Vatican continues its call for an immediate cessation of fighting.

Holy Land bishop: concrete actions needed to achieve peace in Middle East

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Reacting to talks in Rome on the crisis in the Middle East, Bishop Fuad Twal, Coadjutor of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said this week, “A humanitarian corridor is fine, UN peacekeepers are fine, but now actions should follow words.”

Italian bishops call research with embryos “morally unacceptable”

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Italy has issued a statement calling the European Union decision to fund research on human embryos “morally unacceptable” because it constitutes an attack on innocent human life.

Government contemplates eliminating religious holidays in Bolivia

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Amidst the conflict between the government of Evo Morales and the Church over proposals to secularize the country’s school system, other government officials have now voiced their interest in eliminating certain national religious holidays such as Corpus Christi.

Bishop says Church cares for homosexuals but rejects “gender ideology”

Jul 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Spanish daily “La Razon,” newly appointed Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of Palencia said that while the Church cares for each homosexual as a person, those who promote “gender ideology” not only fail to liberate homosexuals but actually enslave them.

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