Archive of September 5, 2006

Peace must first be built in the human heart, says Pope

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Prayer for world peace is important but peace must first be constructed in each human heart, said Pope Benedict XVI in his message yesterday to the 20th Inter-religious Meeting of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.

Archbishop defends firefighters disciplined for refusing to attend gay pride parade

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Glasgow condemned, this week, the decision to discipline nine firefighters for refusing to hand out safety leaflets at a gay pride march in June, reported The Universe.

Syro-Malabar Synod plans office in Rome to foster interchange with Vatican

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Syro-Malabar Church has decided to open an office in Rome to improve communication between the Eastern Catholic Church and Vatican offices, reported UCA News.

Southern Germany overcome with papal “fever”

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Southern Germany is overcome with enthusiasm and expectation for the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

Peruvian cardinal exhorts obstetricians to respect human life

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass marking the Day of Obstetrics, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani called on the country’s obstetricians to not only acquire an adequate professional, but also a moral formation, in order to always respect human life.

Bishops of Oceania note increase in vocations

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Special Council for Oceania of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has issued a statement at the conclusion of its eighth meeting underscoring the important growth of vocations in the region.

Chilean diocese publishes Holy See document on divorced and remarried

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In light of the widespread confusion about the Church’s teaching on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, the Diocese of San Bernardo in Chile has re-published the “Letter to the Bishops of Catholic Church regarding the reception of Eucharistic Communion,” issued several years ago by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope may outline his thoughts on evolution meeting

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A scientist invited to take part in Pope Benedict XVI’s recent symposium on creation and evolution told APCom today that he expects the Pontiff to write an introduction to the minutes of the meeting, which will be published in November.

Pope’s meeting with evangelicals is an important step, says Cardinal Kasper

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and German Protestant ministers in Regensburg, scheduled for his upcoming trip to his homeland, “is a very interesting and important step,” even though the dialogue doesn’t look very promising, Cardinal Walter Kasper, told APCom today.

Vatican Cardinal voices support for Scottish prelates in their nuclear weapons protest

Sep 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, announced today his support for the Bishops conference of Scotland as they continue to oppose a proposal by some in the United Kingdom to replace its Trident nuclear missile system with one that is more up to date.

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