Archive of July 31, 2006

Saudi Arabia seeking to acquire private schools in Spain to set up Islamic centers

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The government of Saudi Arabia is working through its embassy in Madrid to acquire numerous private schools in Spain in order to turn them into Islamic formation centers, where the Koran and Islamic law would be taught.

Cuban exiles launch campaign to support civil resistance in Cuba

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Various organizations of Cuban exiles announced the launching of a campaign called "No Cooperation with the Dictatorship" to support the actions of the civil resistance in Cuba, to encourage Cubans not to participate in the suppression of the political opposition and to foster activity in favor of democratic change.

Cardinal admonishes bishop who participated in highway blockade in Honduras

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez, has admonished Bishop Luis Alfonso Santos of Copan for leading a blockade of the country’s highways in protest over a 1998 law which allowed foreigners to own as much as 34% of Honduran mines.

Catholic University offers to "adopt" unborn child in danger of being aborted

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The AICA news agency in Argentina reported this weekend that the Catholic University of La Plata has offered to help take care of the unborn child of a handicapped woman whose parents are seeking court approval for an abortion.

Cardinal McCarrick agrees with Weigel: truth of the faith is not on the 50 yard line

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, is attempting to make clear his faithfulness to Catholic doctrine. In a letter published exclusively by Commonweal, McCarrick said that its important to, "set the record straight," in regards to questions George Weigel recently raised about his view of moderation and the faith.

Cardinal George resting well after second emergency surgery

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francis George was recovering well Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center after undergoing surgery to remove his bladder and a second emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding, said the Archdiocese of Chicago

Church provides both prophetic and realistic voice for Holy Land, Pope says

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI lamented the growing tragedy in the Middle East and renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire.

Alleged abuse victims in Denver take up offer for mediation

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several people who said clergy in the Archdiocese of Denver sexually abused them have agreed to try to work through their legal claims with mediation, the Rocky Mountain News has reported

"People person" prepares to take the helm of Raleigh Diocese

Jul 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One of the first things on Bishop Michael Burbidge’s "to do" list is learning Spanish. The auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia will be installed this week as the bishop of the growing Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, where the Hispanic population is on the rise and he wants to be able to, "speak to their situation and their needs."

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