Archive of September 26, 2006

Vatican: Archbishop Milingo and four others excommunicated

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a statement released by the Holy See Press Office this morning the Holy See announced that “unfortunately” scandalous African Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, along with four men he supposedly ordained bishops Sunday, “have incurred excommunication” - according to the directives of Canon Law.

Same-sex marriage debate threatens redefinition of parenthood

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The next great frontier in law and culture, stemming from the same-sex marriage debate, is the legal redefinition of parenthood, says a new report issued by U.S. and Canadian family and law think tanks.

Mexican cardinal calls on accused priest to turn himself in

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, has called on a Mexican priest accused of pederasty in California to turn himself into police.

Paraguayan episcopate rejects political activity of bishop emeritus

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Paraguay issued a statement last Friday expressing clear disapproval of the political activity of Bishop Emeritus Fernando Lugo of San Pedro, who said he is considering a run for the presidency.

Venezuelan cardinal takes issue with Hugo Chavez’s remarks about President Bush

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino, took issue this week with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s remarks before the UN General Assembly in which he called President Bush “a devil,” saying people should not be referred to with such expressions.

Vatican announces dates of new canonizations and beatifications

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On October 15 Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the ceremony of canonization for Mexican Bishop Rafael Guizar y Valencia, Italian priest Father Filippo Smaldone, who worked with the mute, Sister Rosa Venerini, who founded the first all-girls public school in Italy, and Sister Theodore Guérin of France, who worked in the United States.

University of Wisconsin refuses to recognize another Catholic organization

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced this week that it would refuse to recognize a University of Wisconsin Catholic Student group, the second Catholic organization it has refused to ok in as many months.

Slight progress reported in Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A week-long, closed-door meeting between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches was “marked by a spirit of friendship and trustful collaboration” and showed signs of progress in the churches’ relationship, reported church representatives in a joint statement.

Turkish cleric says Pope is taking right steps in dialogue

Sep 26, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Turkey’s top Islamic cleric, Grand Mufti Ali Bardakoglu praised Pope Benedict XVI for his Monday meeting with Muslim leaders at Castelgandolfo and said the Pontiff is on the right track to repairing dialogue between Catholics and Muslims according to Italian daily “La Repubblica”.  

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