Archive of July 28, 2006

USCCB official lauds Senate approval of parental consent protection act

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The spokesperson for pro-life activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement commending the United States Senate for their vote approving a parental notification act Tuesday, which protects parents' right to be involved in their pregnant teenage daughter’s abortion decision.

US to mark 50th anniversary of national motto, ‘In God We Trust’

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush has called upon Americans to observe the 50th anniversary of the national motto “In God We Trust”, July 30, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

Catholic chaplain meets workers’ spiritual needs at Tyson Foods

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One of the largest employers in North America, Tyson Foods Inc., now has a chaplaincy program that serves employees in 81 plants and 161 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, reported the Arkansas Catholic.

Bishops warn of rearming of militia groups in Colombia

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several Colombian bishops are warning that certain paramilitary groups in the country that in recent years had agreed to disband and turn themselves over to authorities are rearming and getting involved in crime and drug trafficking.

Ex-Bolivian president to defend religious instruction in schools at Constitutional Assembly

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Former Bolivian president, Jorge Quiroga, is calling on the government to uphold religious instruction in schools and said he would defend the policy in Congress and at the Constitutional Assembly that will be inaugurated on August 6th.

Prayer crusade launched for Argentinean mother suffering from cancer

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic weekly “Cristo Hoy” in Argentina has launched a prayer crusade for a mother who decided to postpone treatment for cancer in order to save the life of her ninth child.

Spokesman denies Cardinal Rivera offered to mediate election dispute

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico city, Father Hugo Valdemar, issued a clarification on Thursday denying reports that Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera had offered to mediate the dispute surrounding the results of the July 2nd presidential elections.

Pope Benedict leaves his vacation spot for Castelgandolfo

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that the Holy Father's vacation at Les Combes, in Italy's Valle d'Aosta region, where he has been staying since July 11, has come to an end this afternoon.

Solution to reported “nun” crisis not just financial but also spiritual

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A recent study, which is drawing growing attention through an Associated Press story, warns of an impending financial crisis for many U.S. Catholic religious orders.  The study from the US Bishops Office of National Religious Retirement warns that the large number of aging religious –especially religious sisters – along with a continuing drop in new vocations is leading to a massive financial shortfall for the care of the retired.  Many are saying, however, that an answer to the problem may not be merely financial, but also spiritual support for new vocations.

Ignatius Press Releases two books on Catholic author G.K. Chesterton

Jul 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ignatius Press has announced the release of two books profiling author G.K. Chesterton, who is considered to be the “most widely quoted writer of modern times.”  The two books, an autobiography and a work analyzing the insights of Chesterton are expected to reignite popular interest in one of the greatest writers of the modern age.

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