Archive of August 14, 2006

Catholicism offers positive view of human development, Pope says

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholicism has positive ideas of offer about life, family and human development, which must be made known with courage and dynamism, said Pope Benedict XVI in a German Radio and Television interview released Sunday.

Pope Benedict says westerners experiencing realization that there is something “more” to life

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After years of creating a world with no room for God, people in the west may be experiencing a, “quest for ‘something bigger,’” Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview, made public this weekend.

Kirk Douglas urges Gibson to seek Catholic help

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Veteran actor Kirk Douglas has urged Mel Gibson to seek "spiritual guidance" from his own Church before consulting with Jewish leaders and groups in Los Angeles to help him make amends for his well-publicized anti-Jewish outburst, reported the Daily Variety.

Bishop apologizes for delay in reporting sex abuse by priest to authorities

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Daniel Walsh of the Santa Rosa pledged never again to delay notifying authorities of priest misconduct.

Middle East conflict remains on Pope’s mind during holiday

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Despite the August summer holidays, the conflict in the Middle East is not forgotten and the decision to start a ceasefire today offers hope, said Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.

Keep God in schools, Bolivians tell government

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of students and parents marched through the streets of the city of Oruro demanding that the government respect the faith of most Bolivians and that the clauses in the country’s Constitution that recognize the role of the Church in Bolivia not be modified or removed.

Pro-life groups warn approval of sterilization in Argentina jeopardizes human rights

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life groups in Argentina are warning that a new law on vasectomies and tubal ligations that was approved by the Senate jeopardizes the right to the corporal integrity of each person, recognized in numerous international human rights treaties.

Officials in Buenos Aires to poll residents on the issue of abortion

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Health Minister of the Buenos Aires province in Argentina, Claudio Mate, announced that the local government will carry out a house-by-house survey to find out what residents think about abortion. The survey, he said, could be the basis for a push to legalize the practice.

Catholic dissident leader in Cuba calls for peace and unity

Aug 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Amidst uncertainty about the health of Fidel Castro and a temporary transferal of power to his brother Raul, the leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has called on Cuban authorities, the international community, and peaceful opposition movements to exhibit calm reflection and responsible action in order to foster peace and unity among Cubans - both on the island and throughout the world.

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