Archive of September 1, 2006

Pope visits Veronica’s Veil, tells crowd to search for the face of Christ in their lives

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made a private visit, today, to the popularly venerated Veil of Veronica.  Veronica’s Veil is, according to tradition, a cloth used to wipe the sweat and blood from the face of Jesus on his way to the crucifixion.  The veil is believed to have been miraculously imprinted with an image of the Holy Face.

Vatican says farewell to Christmas pop concert

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The traditional Vatican Christmas Concert performed every year at the  Paul VI Auditorium, will be transferred to a location in Monaco, Vatican sources told the Italian newspaper, “La Stampa” today.

New Vatican Secretary of State took job after seeing John Paul II in dream

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- It took a dream of Pope John Paul II to convince Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone to accept Pope Benedict’s invitation to succeed Cardinal Angelo Sodano as the Vatican’s Secretary of State.

New York establishes Shepherd Program for ‘credibly accused’ priests

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of New York has set up a new program for priests that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors but who cannot be defrocked due either to age or illness.

Cardinal says Muslims in West must defend Christians’ rights in Islamic countries

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Muslims living in the West must speak out in defense of Christians’ rights to religious freedom in Islamic countries so that “sacred principle of hospitality” can be attained, said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor yesterday.

Labor Day message urges Catholics to consider immigration debate

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Labor Day invites Catholics to celebrate the value of work, but it also challenges the faithful to consider how the U.S. economy treats all workers, including migrant workers and immigrants, who have come to the U.S. through legal or illegal means, said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.

“Mission Possible” on Italian highways

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Young Italians of the group Sentinelle del Mattino (Sentinels of the Morning) have launched a unique project they are calling “Mission: Possible,” in which they are setting up stands at rest areas along the freeways near Bologna inviting travelers to attend Mass or Eucharistic adoration.

Marian Day of the Family to provide follow-up for Pope’s Valencia meeting

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In order to confirm the commitments made to the family and human life during the World Meeting of Families last July in Valencia, Spain, the Marian Shrine of Torreciudad has announced it will host the 17th Marian Day of the Family on September 16.

Priest recruits native Colombians to help reach out to the poor

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A priest in Colombia has organized a group of native Colombians in Cali to help make comforters out of donated clothing for poor families in the region.

Federal attorney admits Health Minister lied about abortion statistics in Argentina

Sep 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A federal attorney in Argentina admitted this week that the country’s Health Minster, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, released falsified statistics related to the number of clandestine abortions in the country, but he rejected calls to investigate the incident, saying lying is not a crime.

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