Archive of November 1, 2006

Great majority of Chileans support life-long marriage and reject abortion

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new poll has revealed that the vast majority of Chileans understand that marriage is a life-long commitment and that women do not have the right, under any circumstances, to undergo an abortion.

Archbishop of Oaxaca calls for restoring of order amidst outbreak of violence

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello called on society to collaborate in the restoration of public order in his city of Oaxaca and to report correctly about the actions of federal police agents, because “manipulation only provokes bewilderment, mistrust, fear, and desperation.”

Bishop says new education law main challenge to Venezuela

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a visit to the international headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Jose Luis Azuaje of El Vigia said this week, “The main problems the Catholic Church in Venezuela has to face are a Law of Education, soon to be implemented, as well as the forthcoming approval of a curriculum which will ban religious education from schools.”

Statue of John Paul II to be unveiled on All Saints Day in Mexico

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, will unveil a bronze statue of Pope John Paul II today in the archdiocesan cathedral.

Mass. bishops urge action from Catholics re marriage amendment

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Massachusetts are calling on Catholics to contact their state senators and representatives and to urge them to advance the Marriage Amendment, which would protect the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Queen ‘delighted’ by royal marriage at the Vatican

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- For the first time in 400 years, a member of the British Royal Family will marry in a religious ceremony at the Vatican and the Queen of England has expressed her approval.

Catholic MP loses seat for ‘misusing’ Pope’s name

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic politician in India has lost his seat as a member of Parliament after a high court ruled that he “misused” the names of Pope John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to win votes from Christian citizens.

Dissenting Canadian priest enters into politics

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Canadian parish priest, who has been an outspoken supporter of abortion and same-sex marriage, announced last week that he will be running in a federal by-election for the separatist Bloc Quebecois Party this month.

Sanctity simply requires listening to Jesus and following His will, Pope says

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of faithful crowded into St. Peter’s Basilica today for the celebration of Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, presided over by Pope Benedict XVI.  The Holy Father recalled, in his homily, that sanctity simply consists in serving Jesus, listening and following without loosing heart in the face of difficulties.

Women's group releases list of pro-family, pro-life referenda

Nov 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Women’s public policy organization Concerned Women for America has released a list of state referenda regarding family and life issues, which will be voted on in the United States this November. 

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