Archive of August 22, 2006

Spanish Catholic group to finance health care for Amazonian natives

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish NGO Manos Unidos has begun financing a food and health care program in the Peruvian Amazon to more than three thousand indigenous people who live in “extreme poverty” and make less than three dollars a day.

Priest in Spain elects not to repair church damaged prior to visit of Pope Benedict

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A priest in the city of Valencia has elected not to repair damages to his parish that were the result of vandalism prior to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in July.

Spanish bishop encourages Catholics to participate in politics

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a pastoral letter entitled on political life, Bishop Luis Guitarras Martin of Segovia has called on Catholics “to get involved in politics based on the demands of the faith.”

Courts halt approval of abortion in Argentina as false information about mother’s pregnancy is discovered

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A federal court in Mendoza has accepted a petition to halt the abortion of a baby conceived through rape, after it was revealed that the unborn child is in his twentieth week of gestation and not in his twelfth, as the plaintiffs had claimed.

Delay in execution of terrorists creates questions for Indonesian Catholics facing similar sentence

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The execution of three men convicted for their part in the 2002 terrorist bombing of a Bali resort which killed 202 and injured another 209 has been stayed again this morning, according to Australia’s Herald Sun.  The stay has raised hopes and questions surrounding the postponed execution of three Indonesian Catholics.

Fr. Frank Pavone launching new pro-life community in US

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Renato Martino, the President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is to preside at the groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 24th Amarillo, Texas, for Priests for Life’s new international headquarters and formation house for the seminarians of the new the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.

President Bush supports over-the-counter access to abortion drug

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush shocked the pro-life movement with his support for over-the-counter access to abortion-drug Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, for adults. However, Plan B “ought to require a prescription for minors,” he said.

Maronite archbishop urges Christians to remain in Lebanon

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Chucrallah Nabil Hage of Tyre in Lebanon is urging Maronite Catholics to keep up their strength and remain in the war-torn country, according to a report in USA Today.

Father of disabled child says abuse more worrisome in public schools

Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The parent of a teen with Down Syndrome says children, and especially those with disabilities, are more likely to experience sexual abuse in public schools than anywhere else outside the home, including at church.

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