Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Blessed Virgin encourages the faithful to remain hopeful in the face of the inevitable problems of daily life, said Pope Benedict XVI today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The intervention of Catholic Church leaders, including the Pope himself, led the Indonesian government to issue a stay of execution for three Catholic men. However, Catholic leaders and the prisoners’ relatives are now urging authorities to renew investigations into the case and to free the men.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- India’s minority Christian community got a hearing last week with a concerned parliamentarian, who was seeking to understand the problems of minorities in the state.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told German Radio and Television that he has grown since being elected pontiff and that he finds joy in his ministry.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador has called on Salvadorans to collaborate in the struggle against violence and to “denounce any type of anomaly.”
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to a recent decision by the Supreme Court of the Buenos Aires province that authorized an alleged rape victim to obtain an abortion—which was subsequently not administered as doctors said the baby was too developed for the procedure to be carried out—Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata expressed dismay that during the controversy the rights of mother took center stage while the life of the unborn child was forgotten.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, has called on Mexicans to accept the decision of the Federal Electoral Commission regarding the winner of the July 2 presidential elections.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica, Bishop Jose Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago, said this week that it is not the duty of the Church to make a judgment about a continued Free Trade Agreement with the United States. “We aren’t stating a position because it is not the mission of the Church,” he said.
Aug 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Monday, that Cardinal Francis George is recovering well and will leave the hospital sometime today.