Archive of August 11, 2006

Catholic Relief Services struggling to lead massive aid effort in Lebanon

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Officials from the Maryland-based Catholic Relief Services announced last week that they, along with their oversees partner Caritas Lebanon, are leading a massive effort to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands of Lebanese displaced or cut off by the ongoing battle between Israel and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group.

Feminists attack Catholic University over rector’s offer to adopt unwanted baby

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A group of 30 feminists led a march to the Catholic University of La Plata on Tuesday attacking it’s rector for offering to adopt a baby who was saved from abortion last week.

“Luke-warm Christians” will not change Paraguay, archbishop warns

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion called on the faithful this week to embrace their role in the Church and in society because, he said, “lukewarm Christians” would have no effect in transforming the country.

Faithful commemorate 15th anniversary of death of Polish priests in Peru

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Dozens of people gathered in the Peruvian city of Pariacoto for a pilgrimage and special Mass to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the deaths of two Polish priests, who ministering in the region in the early 1990’s and were killed by a terrorist group

Holy See intercedes on behalf of Indonesian Catholics sentenced to death

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State of the Holy See, has penned a letter in the name of Pope Benedict XVI, requesting clemency for three Catholics scheduled to be executed today.

Pope Benedict sends personal envoy to Lebanon

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See announced today that Pope Benedict XVI is sending a special personal envoy to Lebanon.  The Holy Father has tapped Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, to head into the war-torn country.

EWTN wraps up anniversary celebration with “Grand Finale”

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This weekend Catholic media giant, EWTN, will celebrate the last of a handful of events surrounding its 25th anniversary of service to the Church.  The affair will take place at Birmingham, Alabama’s Jefferson Event Center.

Discussions continue after University of Wisconsin boots Knights of Columbus

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Knights of Columbus are attempting to work towards an agreement after the University abruptly announced that the Catholic fraternal organization would no longer be recognized on campus, due to the group’s faithfulness to their Catholic identity.

Catholics perplexed by actions of San Francisco Catholic Charities

Aug 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in San Francisco and throughout the United States continue to be confused by the decision of San Francisco Catholic Charities to persist in facilitating adoptions to homosexual couples, an action which the Church has spoken out against.

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