Archive of October 19, 2006

Caritas and Archdiocese of Piura donate six tons of food for the poor

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic charity group Caritas, together with the Archdiocese of Piura in Peru donated six tons of food this week to parishes, religious congregations, and schools in order to help the more than 2,630 poor residents of the region.

Archbishop warns “culture of extreme feminism” denigrates meaning of motherhood

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on the celebration of Mother’s Day in Argentina, Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata said this week “the culture of extreme feminism, which is a culture of death and destruction of the family and of the natural order” strips motherhood of its true meaning.

Spanish bishops reject proposed law that would open door to “therapeutic cloning”

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of the dioceses in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia have expressed rejection of a proposed law that would regulate “research into cellular reprogramming for exclusively therapeutic ends,” which was approved by the Andalusia provincial government on September 12 and would open the door to the creation of embryos for “therapeutic purposes.”

Bishop Morlino defends his right to inform Catholics on issues of faith and morals

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, is defending his right to inform Catholics about the Church’s stance on issues of faith and morals after a watchdog group accused him and the diocese of electioneering in the weeks leading up to a vote on the state’s proposed same-sex marriage referendum.

Catholic Church not opposed to all stem-cell research, says priest

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The public has the misconception that the Catholic Church and pro-life political candidates oppose all types of stem cell research, says Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

Ignatius Press preps for John Paul II movie release

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Two award winning Hollywood actors will be on hand for the DVD release of an acclaimed film on the life of Pope John Paul II.

Personality test helps Catholic singles meet future spouse

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Ave Maria Singles website has now expanded its features to provide personality assessment tools. The new tools are one of “a variety of services that help [members] to achieve their personal relationship goals,” says Anthony Buono, founder and president of Ave Maria Singles.

US Bishops to vote on guidelines for ministering to homosexuals

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Spokesmen for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced yesterday the bishops’ intention to approve new guidelines for the pastoral care of persons with homosexual inclinations during their fall meeting in Baltimore.  A member of the committee who drafted the document told CNA that the document will a be an overwhelmingly positive tool for ministering to a group of Catholics who may feel unwelcome in the Church.

Priest says Foley may accuse him of inappropriate actions

Oct 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A priest who served in former U.S. Representative Mark Foley’s parish in 1966 and 1967, when Foley would have been about13, has admitted that he had a close relationship with the young man and that Foley may accuse him of acting inappropriately.

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