Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore is up and about, though using a walker and wearing a protective boot on his right foot. The 75-year-old cardinal broke his ankle Oct.7 in a car crash in Italy that took the life of his longtime friend Fr. Bernard Quinn, 78.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Anthony Fisher, auxiliary bishop of the of Sydney, told a Senate committee on Friday that Catholic hospitals would not treat patients with cures derived from embryonic stem-cell research, a process that destroys human life. Neither will they take part in the controversial research that necessitates the destruction of the embryo.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Edward Egan has issued a letter to all pastors of the Archdiocese of New York, confronting, head-on, rumors of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse and who “claim that they have been the victim of unjust treatment, deception and lack of understanding” on the part of the cardinal.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Georgetown University Law Center has named a human rights chair for a controversial priest who has been actively supportive of abortion during and after his time as a U.S. Congressman.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a visit to the headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need, Auxiliary Bishop Yaroslav Pryriz of Sambir-Drohobycz in Ukraine thanked the benefactors of the organization for bringing about “an explosion” in Catholic education.
Bishops of Costa Rica caution against “all outbreaks of violence” in marches against trade agreementOct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops of Costa Rica called on those involved in protests yesterday and today against the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic to carry out their protests peacefully.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A renowned Peruvian doctor who has published a book on the ethical and moral problems of assisted reproduction said this week, “Although many parents think the have a right to have a child no matter how, morally speaking this right is non-existent.”
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Fabian Marulanda, called on Colombians this week to show understanding in response to a surprising message from President Alvaro Uribe Velez that he will call off attempts to reach an humanitarian agreement with the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) to seek out the release of the kidnapped through military operations.
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said today that the history of the Holy See’s journal, L’Osservatore Romano, “has shown that, in order to spread the evangelical message, the Church…needs the work, inventiveness, and charisma of the laity.”