Archive of September 21, 2006

Newly-opened Vatican archives demonstrate a future Pius XII with no love for Nazis

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Documents emerging from the Vatican's archives demonstrate that Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, defended anti-Nazi clergy and censored priests who expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler, a German historian said Wednesday.

European leaders question Turkey’s place in EU, following strong criticism of Pope

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of Bavaria and prelates of Britain’s Catholic and Anglican Churches are among the most recent European leaders to wonder whether mostly-Islamic Turkey has a place in the European Union, especially following the country’s reaction to words of Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI tells bishops to work without tiring for sanctity and Church unity

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict received today a group of newly appointed bishops in his summer residence at Castelgandolfo.  The Pope reminded the prelates of the necessity of living intimately united to Jesus Christ in order to tend, with out tiring, to growing in sanctity and to the daily construction of Ecclesial communion.

John Paul II’s gunman warns Benedict not to travel to Turkey

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 has warned Pope Benedict XVI not to visit his predominantly Muslim country in November, following the violent reaction to his misunderstood remarks on Islam and Mohammed.

U.S. Bishops finally offer words on Pope’s speech as Australian cardinal takes heat for his

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- While Cardinal George Pell of Sydney is in a “row” for stating that the violent reactions among some Muslims to the Pope’s remarks last week justify the pontiff’s concern about links between faith and violence, American bishops have only begun to respond to the situation.

Three Catholics request public execution, reject government coffins

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The three Catholic men, who are to be executed Friday in Indonesia, seem to have resigned themselves to death but are asking for public executions in an open field so that others may witness their deaths by firing squad. The men had been previously granted a stay.

Archbishop of Valencia urges Catholics to support Pope “without fear”

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During his remarks at the opening of the school year at the Catholic University of Valencia, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco exhorted Catholics this week to remain “firm, united to the Pope, without fear.”

Cuban opposition leader criticizes Kofi Annan for not meeting with dissidents

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, criticized UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for avoiding a meeting with Cuban dissidents during the Summit of Non-Aligned Countries held in Havana, last week.

Chilean cardinal says Christians do not distinguish between wanted and “unwanted” children

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, defended the dignity of the unborn this week and rejected the distinction between wanted and “unwanted” children, because he said, “each human being is a gift and a child of God.”

Archbishop defends “eternal and irrevocable” nature of marriage during family meeting

Sep 21, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking during the 17th Marian Day of the Family on September 16th, in Torreciudad, Spain, Archbishop Manuel Ureña of Zaragoza reminded participants that marriage between a man and a woman is “irrevocable, it’s eternal, because the bond is the bond that exists between two realities, the fruit of two expropriations that form a sole reality in themselves and is objective and indestructible.”

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