Archive of October 6, 2006

Lawyers to take case of Catholics' executions to international court

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Lawyers and priests from an Indonesian Church-based group say the recent executions of three Catholic men were illegal and unconstitutional, and they intend to bring the case before the International Criminal Court, reported UCA News.

Christian-Muslim dialogue impossible if persecution of non-Muslims continues

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The starting point for any inter-faith dialogue must be a discussion of the willingness of Islamic governments to stop the persecution of non- Muslims, says Christian Freedom International president Jim Jacobson.

Pope renews commitment to visit Austria next year

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI reaffirmed his commitment to visit Austria. During his meeting with the pontiff yesterday, President Heinz Fischer of Austria once again extended the invitation to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariazell, located in the Austrian Alps, next year.

Pro-family legal groups applauding California court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage ban

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-family legal centers are celebrating a ruling yesterday by the California Court of Appeals, which reversed a lower court’s 2005 decision redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.

Pope Benedict announces next Assembly of Synod of Bishops in 2008 about the Word of God in the Church

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has called the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the theme, “The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church,” to be held at the Vatican, October 5th –26th, 2008.

L'Osservatore Romano to celebrate its 145th anniversary with an historical exposition

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano is celebrating its 145th anniversary with an expo in Rome that will feature rare and historical editions of the paper.

Catholic lawyers say new sex-ed law is no solution to problems facing young people

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to the possible passage of a law that requires sex-ed to be taught in all schools in Argentina, the Corporation of Catholic Lawyers is warning that the secularized version of the program “will not solve any of the problems that young people and children are facing today” and that it “will only serve to aggravate” the situation.

Catholic clergy asked to leave Belarus

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in the former Soviet republic of Belarus are praying and scratching their heads at the expulsion of 12 Roman Catholic Polish religious, 7 priests and 5 nuns, from service in their country.

World Congress of Prayer for Life opens in Fatima

Oct 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On October 4 the World Congress of Prayer for Life opened in Fatima, under the theme "Mary, We Entrust To You The Cause of Life," bringing together hundreds of participants from more than 30 countries.

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