Archive of August 4, 2006

Cardinal George continues to improve, orders PB&J, hot chocolate

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.

Religious leaders in Rome blast pop singer’s ‘crucifixion’

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.

World reacts to death of Church’s oldest cardinal, ecumenical leader

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.

Knights of Columbus pledge to fight for marriage, life, ‘under God’

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.

Catholic agency to continue adoption referrals for same-sex couples

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.

Portiuncula Indulgence can be obtained this Sunday

Aug 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This Sunday Catholics can obtain the Portiuncula Indulgence by visiting any Franciscan parish or chapel around the world.

Polish filmmaker: John Paul II was grateful media did not sensationalize his illness

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.”  

Benedict XVI shows that true joy in life comes from the faith

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.”

Caritas calls for immediate opening of humanitarian corridor in Lebanon

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.

Venezuelan bishop says government, Church relations are improving

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.

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