Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The “Women in White,” an association of wives and family members of political prisoners in Cuba, organized a public march last Sunday calling on the country’s provisional leader, Raul Castro, to release the dissidents who are currently incarcerated.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima said this week the Church is committed to authentic truth, in spite of all criticisms. The cardinal also reminded bishops that when they speak, they should do so not in their own name, but always in the name of Christ.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- –In a message sent to the participants of the International Catholic Action Forum taking place in Lugazi, Uganda, Pope Benedict XVI said, “Jesus Christ is not the symbol of some vague, abstract value, but rather a living and concrete Person, an absolutely singular person.”
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of participants in a Brazilian conference titled, “Family and the Media: for the sake of a culture of life and of peace,” released a final statement at the conclusion of their meeting. “We wish to proclaim that the family founded upon marriage carries out a central role for the Church and for society,” the attendees said.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ignatius Press, a major Catholic publisher based in San Francisco has announced the launch of a new series--similar to the popular “Purpose Driven Life” series written by Evangelical leader Rick Warren--but focused on the particularly Catholic search for one’s life vocation.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Last week, Peter Beattie, Premier for Queensland in Australia called on church leaders around the state to pray for much needed rain as the drought-stricken region continues to struggle for moisture.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court of India has issued a ruling which may have serious impact on religious freedom in the country, The Times of India reports.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Angelo Amato, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said in an interview, published this week, that the Catholic media needs to be different from secular news and should seek and transmit the truth of the faith.
Aug 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Andreas Abouna, Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad’s Chaldean Archdiocese, told the United Kingdom's branch of Aid to the Church in Need that the Church in Iraq is in serious trouble and is in desperate need of hope, as more and more Christians flee the county.