Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George, continues to recuperate, the Archdiocese has announced. He’s also received clearance to have a few of his favorite foods.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an uncommon show of solidarity, Rome's Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish leaders have collectively condemned pop star Madonna's decision to stage a mock-crucifixion during her concert in the Italian capital on Sunday, the AP has reported.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A tireless promoter of Christian unity and the Catholic Church’s oldest cardinal died this week. Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, was 97. He had served as a priest for 72 years. Since the announcement several non-Catholic and non-Christians have expressed their condolences.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus have adopted, this week, significant resolutions on a number of critical social issues including marriage, the sacredness of life, the Pledge of Allegiance, school choice, and support for military men and women.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities of San Francisco announced this week that it would end its work as a full adoption agency – yet still offer referral services – after a disclosure last fall that it had placed some children with same-sex couples.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This Sunday Catholics can obtain the Portiuncula Indulgence by visiting any Franciscan parish or chapel around the world.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi, who filmed a movie on John Paul II entitled, “From a Far Away Country,” said this week the late pontiff, “was thankful for the way in which the press handled his illness, without turning it into a spectacle.”
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with Vatican Radio, Pope Benedict XVI’s personal secretary revealed that if there is any one thing that is present in all that the Holy Father says and does, it is his desire to show that only, “the faith makes living joyful and brings joy to life.”
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Caritas International has asked all parties involved in the Middle East conflict to immediately open a humanitarian corridor in order to help the Lebanese population caught between the two warring sides.
Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez, Bishop of San Cristóbal, has announced that, “at this moment, a level of prudence and rapprochement has been reached,” in Venezuela between the Church and government.