Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Vatican officials said Sunday that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein should not be put to death, even though he has been found guilty of committing crimes against humanity.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue says the request that the Archdiocese of Denver release all church documents related to sexually abusive priests and church employees who covered up priests' actions is “absurd.” The five groups that made the request “should be dismissed as witch hunters,” he said.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new stone sculpture was unveiled in Germany this weekend to commemorate the many Catholic priests and monks killed in a lesser-known World War II Nazi concentration camp near Berlin.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States reopened to the public in Baltimore Saturday after undergoing a $32-million restoration over the past two years.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Poland, Bishop Josef Michalik, has sent a letter to the leader of the Polish parliament reminding him that human life, from the moment of conception until natural death, should be defended regardless of the religious creed that one confesses.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In the last thirty years more mosques and Muslim prayer centers have been built in France than Catholic churches in the last century. Spanish weekly Alba revealed the statistics last week which, they say, indicate a Muslim boom in a nation historically considered “the eldest daughter of the Church.”
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Sources close the Holy See are saying that during his upcoming visit to the St. Cecilia Music Academy Pope Benedict XVI may address the need to recover the quality of sacred music in the liturgical life of the Church.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting today with members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, Pope Benedict XVI said that, “Christianity does not posit an inevitable conflict between supernatural faith and scientific progress,” and assured the scientists that the Church supports their scientific research so long as it is a sincere search for the truth.
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday to pray the Angelus with Pope Benedict XVI Sunday. The Pope told the gathered faithful that the days following the Church’s commemoration of All Souls represents "a good occasion to recall our loved ones in prayer, and to reflect upon the reality of death."
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of participants of all ages came from Belgium, Europe, and beyond to gather last week for the “Brussels All Saints 2006” Congress. The Congress, which is part of an annual gathering rotating through European cities, was titled “Come and See” and took place at the Sacred-Heart Basilica of Koekelberg and St. Michael’s Cathedral.