Archive of August 30, 2006

Vatican announces Pope’s official entourage for upcoming trip

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Holy See has indicated the twenty nine people who will form the Pope’s official entourage on his upcoming trip to Germany.  Among those traveling with the Holy Father are his personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Ganswein and his personal physician, as well as technical staff, and security personnel.

As voice of Catholicism in Argentina decreases, social problems increse, nun says

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Sister Elisa Monachesi, Provincial Superior of the Schoenstatt Sisters in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, said that the Church in Argentina is being forced out of the public’s discussion on moral issues.  She told Aid to the Church in Need that the fact, “has clearly been proven during the ongoing discussion about the legalization of abortion and about the sterilization of poor women.”

Bishops of Bolivia, Chile and Peru hopeful new governments will defend life

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishops from Bolivia, Chile and Peru meeting in Lima this week issued a call on the new governments of their respective countries to defend life and do more to alleviate poverty.

German parliament invites Benedict XVI to commemorate 50th anniversary of Treaties of Rome

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the German parliament, Christian Democrat Norbert Lammert, has invited Pope Benedict XVI to issue a statement next year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which established the European Economic Community, the precursor of the European Union.

Pro-life groups say “lack of choices” led Colombian girl to obtain abortion

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The pro-life organization Red Futuro Colombia (RFC) has denounced various institutions and the media in that country for pressuring an 11 year-old girl into having an abortion and depriving her of alternative choices.

Man confesses to melting down and selling ring donated by John Paul II

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One of the thieves who stole a ring that was donated by Pope John Paul II to a museum in the Chilean city Coquimbo has turned himself in to a priest admitting that he melted the ring down and sold it for $112.

Pope says St. Mathew provides a witness to the mercy of God

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI traveled from his summer residence at Castelgandolfo, back to the Vatican to conduct his weekly General Audience with the faithful gathered in the Paul VI auditorium today.  The Holy Father reflected with the crowd, on the mercy of God as evidenced by the life of St. Mathew the Apostle.

Catholic campus organization continues to combat lack of “morals, ethics, and leadership”

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As classes begin this month, a national student outreach organization says American colleges and universities are not allocating enough resources to help students make the adjustment to college life and to become moral and ethical leaders in society upon graduation.

Ideas, beliefs are best ammunition in ‘war on terror’ says Church official

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The United States risks losing the “war on terror” by not recognizing that the “war” is really about ideas and beliefs, and not about technology, said the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver.

First African National Eucharistic Congress to be held this week

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:00 am .- African Catholics, including priests and religious ministering in the United States will gather will U.S. Church officials and a Tanzanian bishop for the first-ever African National Eucharistic Congress, which will be held Sept. 2-3 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.

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