Archive of August 3, 2006

Parental notification initiative splits California voters; just over half of Catholics support

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- While the majority of Christians in California support parental notification legislation, California voters in general are split on a measure that would require parents of minors to be notified before their daughters have an abortion.

Knights of Columbus donate $100,000 for aid in Lebanon

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus are making a $100,000 donation for humanitarian aid to those affected by the current conflict in Lebanon. The organization’s board of directors voted this weekend to forward the funds immediately to Caritas Lebanon, a member of the Catholic Church’s Caritas International Confederation.

Senate passes bill to preserve Mt. Soledad Cross

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The United States Senate swiftly passed a bill Tuesday, that will preserve a 29-foot concrete cross atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego.

Hezbollah uses Christian villages as shields in missile attacks

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Recent reports indicate that Hezbollah is using Christian villages to shield its attacks against Israel.

Pope Benedict explains the reason for his examination of the Apostles

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his General Audience yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict gave a brief insight into his reason for the sequence of catecheses he has been offering in his weekly addresses.

Retired U.S. Nuncio, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, dies in Rome

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, died yesterday in Rome at the age of 76.  Montalvo had served in the Vatican’s Diplomatic Corps for nearly fifty years and only retired from his U.S. post in December.

Mexican bishops call on Lopez Obrador to carry out election dispute in courts, not on the streets

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican Bishops’ Conference has criticized presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for carrying out his dispute of the July 2nd election results on the street instead of in the courts.

Archbishop of Miami appeals to Cuban exiles for calm

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Miami has called on Cuban exiles to remain calm amidst news that Fidel Castro has undergone surgery and has temporarily handed over the reigns of the Cuban regime to his brother Raul.

Unborn child in Argentina saved from death as doctors refuse to administer abortion

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The unborn child of handicapped woman who conceived through rape has been spared because he is too far developed for the abortion to be performed.   The doctors who would have been tasked with administering the abortion refused to do so because technically it would have required "induced delivery."

Kung Foundation reports arrest of 82 year old Chinese bishop

Aug 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- According to a press release yesterday, from the U.S. based Cardinal Kung Foundation, Bishop Yao Liang, 82, was arrested again by Chinese authorities on July 30.  The Bishop serves as auxiliary to the underground Roman Catholic Diocese of Xiwanzi in Hebei Province.  

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