Archive of September 6, 2006

Cardinal Rivera calls for dialogue in election disputes

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, is calling on Mexicans to embrace dialogue as the means to resolving the political and ideological differences that are dividing the country and not allow them to morph into resentment and hatred, “which could spark a destructive spiral of violence.”

Archbishop of Madrid launches “unappealable” call to evangelize young people

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a message entitled, “Bringing Christ to Young People in the New School Year,” Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid says, “We must bring Christ to young people again.  So they can know him, love him and follow him.”

“Secularist mentality” of government a risk to democracy, warns Spanish archbishop

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his latest pastoral letter, Archbishop Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona criticized the Spanish government for seeking to impose a secularist mentality that excludes God and constitutes an attack on authentic democracy by discriminating against the Catholic majority of country.

Miami archbishop emphasizes duty to pray for one’s enemies

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Miami, intended to express solidarity with the bishops of Cuba who recently asked for prayers for the health and conversion of Fidel Castro, Archbishop John. C. Favalora has reminded Catholics of their duty to forgive and to pray for their enemies.  

New campaign launched to evangelize the Catholic faith

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholics must not be afraid to speak out about their faith, says a new national campaign that will be launched across England and Wales this month.

Thousands flock to honor Mother Teresa

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of people, including Christians, Muslims, and Hindus, gathered in Calcutta yesterday to mark the ninth anniversary of the death of Blessed Mother Teresa.

Muslim theologian hails John Paul II

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A leading Muslim theologian described Pope John Paul II as “the light of inter-religious dialogue” at the international meeting of world religions in Assisi, on Tuesday.

Polish priests spied on John Paul II, says cardinal

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II was spied on in the Vatican by priests who acted as informers for secret services in Warsaw and Moscow, said Cardinal Jozef Glemp, the primate of Poland, on Tuesday.

Pope: St. Philip invites us to allow ourselves to be conquered by Jesus

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- St. Philip is the latest Apostle to gain Pope Benedict XVI’s attention.  The Holy Father, who has been working his way through a catechesis on each of the Apostles, used today’s General Audience to tell the twenty-five thousand gathered of the life of Philip and to encourage them to “meet Jesus as Philip met Him.”

Central African Republic bishop says Church has “great moral authority”

Sep 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- “In a country that is still being plagued by civil unrest and where the government is weak, the Catholic Church has a great moral authority due to its social commitment, especially in the sectors of healthcare and education,” said Mgr. Agostino Delfino, OFMCap, Bishop of Berberati, in the West of the Central African Republic.  The Bishop’s comments came upon his visit to Aid to the Church in Need, Sept. 6th.

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