Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pilgrims gathering to pray the Angelus with Pope Benedict XVI at the Pontifical residence at Castelgandolfo yesterday, were reminded of the life of St. Gregory the Great. Gregory, one of two Saints to be named “the Great” was pope between 590 and 604 AD. Pope Benedict said the great Saint and Doctor of the Church is, "an example of which both pastors of the Church and public administrators must be made aware."
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Louisville is one of the latest U.S. dioceses to face major restructuring in the light of population shifts, from one area of the archdiocese to another, and of aging or lack of priests.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached an out-of-court settlement with 10 victims of sexual abuse by clergy in California. The lawsuits involved two priests who were transferred to California in the late 1970’s.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Cardinal James Francis Stafford, former Archbishop of Denver, to represent him at the November inauguration of a new altar in the restored Basilica of the Assumption.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic foundation Manos Unidos, based in Valencia, has launched project to help 160 poor farm workers—mostly single and illiterate mothers—to acquire new business skills and start small businesses.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Neighbors of a home where Pope Benedict XVI once lived in Germany have shown this week that their friendship with the Pontiff does not have a price tag. Rupert Hofbauer and his wife rejected an offer of $128,000 to allow photographers to take pictures of the Pope during the only private day of his visit to the country.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Antonio Camilo of La Vega, Dominican Republic, has called for a greater effort to rehabilitate prisoners so that when they finish their sentences, they can work towards their reinsertion into society.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Members of Colombia’s Constitutional Court—equivalent to the US Supreme Court—said last week lower court judges may not refuse to hear abortion cases out of conscientious objection and that those who do so would be subject to sanctions.
Sep 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The very public and international forum of the Internet has highlighted the importance and the need for confession. A number of websites have emerged that provide surfers an outlet to express their wrongdoings and the brokenness in their lives in search of healing and a peaceful spirit.