Archive of September 7, 2006

National Youth Day brings young people together from Uruguay and Argentina

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishops, priests and more than 200 young people from Uruguay and Argentina gathered in Paysandu this week to participate in the 28th National Youth Day, organized by the Youth Ministry Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Uruguay.  The theme of the event was “Jesus Christ unites us; the river does too.”

Argentinean prelate: Unborn child should never be seen as an aggressor

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan of Rosario said this week “the unborn child should never be seen as an aggressor, but rather as a gift and prolongation of the mystery of life that God offers and gives us.”

Archbishop says peace in southern Mexico “within reach”

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca in southern Mexico has encouraged the main parties involved in recently begun peace talks to focus their attention on just and achievable solutions, and he called on the populace to avoid creating further division and confrontations, now that peace is “within reach.”

Colombian people praying for miracle for canonization of revered priest

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The inhabitants of Angostura, a small town in the Colombian region of Antioquia, are praying with hope for a miracle that will clear the way for the canonization of Blessed Father Marianito, who was a parish priest there in the late 1800s.

Pope’s “courier” speaks of his friendship with Benedict XVI

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thaddäus Kühnel is not only the Pope’s “courier,” he’s his chauffuer, friend, and confidant.  A 28 year-long friendship unites them and remains to this day, despite a few difficulties.

Book by longtime Vatican Secretary of State published

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Made public at the Holy See Press Office this morning, was a compilation of 12 speeches made by Cardinal Angelo Sodano over his nearly 16 years of service as the Vatican’s “Foreign Minister.”  The book, written in Italian, is titled “Il lieveto del Vangelo: La presenza della Santa Sede nella vita dei popoli” (The Leaven of the Gospel: The presence of the Holy See in the life of the people).

Deal with homosexual couple threatens education rights, archbishop says

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A recent agreement between the government of British Columbia and homosexual activists is an unwarranted intrusion on the rights of parents to determine how their children are educated, says Archbishop Raymond Roussin of Vancouver.

Religious art breathes new life into flooded Louisiana church

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, churches continue to offer hope and practical support for families recovering from the storm’s destruction.

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor speaks of young people actively seeking God

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Young people today provide a challenge for the whole Church in their spiritual journey and their search for God and community, said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster.

Catholic Center vandalized in midst of statewide abortion debate

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Vandals spray painted a symbol on a pro-life sign in front of the Pius XII Newman Center at South Dakota State University in Brookings and painted “NO IRAQ WAR” on the front of the church, reported the Dakota Voice.

Victims of rape and incest struggle to be heard, say studies show abortion is not the answer

Sep 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A group of women who know first hand the suffering caused by rape and incest have come together in an attempt to have their voices heard. The women have formed the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault (WPSA) and are taking their message to legislators in Washington and around the country, asking for public hearings at which victims can be heard, according to LifeSite.

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