Archive of October 17, 2006

Honduran cardinal rejects award from Unification Church

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Unification Church, founded by cult leader Sun Myung Moon, has issued an award through one of its shadow organizations to Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez of Honduras, who immediately said he would not accept it.

Polish government issues new currency with image of John Paul II

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On October 16, the 28th anniversary of the election to the papacy of the Servant of God, John Paul II, the Central Bank of Poland put into circulation a new bill featuring the image of the late Pontiff.

Massive pro-life march to be held in Argentina

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The organization We Choose Life announced this week a massive pro-life march will take place on November 4 in the city of La Plata, in support of efforts to defend life in all circumstances.

Dominican archbishop says Church encouraged organ donation “as a gesture of life”

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Dominican Republic and Archbishop of Santiago, Ramon Benito de la Rosa y Carpio, encouraged the faithful this week to express their love for neighbor by considering organ donation, which he said is “a noble and meritorious act.”

Pope Benedict XVI sends message to Poland in remembrance of Pope John Paul II

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican released today the text of a video message recorded by Pope Benedict XVI to the people of Poland.  The nation celebrated its sixth annual “Day of the Pope” yesterday, commemorating the election of Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II.  Pope Benedict’s message was broadcast on Polish television.

Protestant minister killed amid mounting tensions in Indonesia

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Protestant minister was shot dead on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, where tension between Christians and Muslims have been mounting since the execution of three Catholic men, whom supporters say were innocent.

New York priests stand by Cardinal Egan

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Priest's Council of the Archdiocese of New York met for two hours yesterday with Cardinal Edward Egan to discuss with him a highly critical, anonymous letter that was circulated among priests of the archdiocese and in the media.

Cardinal says World Youth Day ’08 plans well underway

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Plans for World Youth Day in July 2008 are going well, reports Cardinal George Pell of Sydney in his recent column, published in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.

Catholics must combine faith and reason in U.S. politics, says Cardinal George

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholics must form their consciences according to the social teaching of the Church and use that formation to make political choices, said Cardinal Francis George in his weekly column, published in his archdiocese’s “Catholic New World.”

Holy See to UN: Counter-terrorism measures, protection of human rights do not conflict

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York, yesterday addressed the sixth committee, of the 61st U.N. General Assembly, which is discussing measures to eliminate international terrorism.  The archbishop noted the importance of balancing terrorism prevention with human rights protection.

Sudanese Cardinal releases poem on his 25th anniversary as archbishop

Oct 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, the Sudanese Archbishop of Khartoum who’s people often call him “Father Courage,” has marked his silver jubilee by writing a moving testimony of his people’s struggle against oppression and poverty, Aid to the Church in Need has reported.

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