Archive of November 7, 2006

Seek out holiness in the little things of daily life, says Argentinean bishop

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During the Mass of All Saints, Bishop Francisco Polti of Santiago del Estero told the faithful, “We do not need to seek out holiness in spectacular actions, but rather in the little things of every day. In our homes, in our places of work, and through the tasks of daily life.”

Archbishop calls for new ways of witnessing to the love of God for those in need

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia has called on the faithful to develop “new ways and methods” of making the love of God present to those most in need, with an emphasis on action more than words.

Bishops say Catholics anxiously awaiting papal visit to Turkey

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- “The Church in Turkey awaits the encounter with Benedict XVI.  We are preparing for the celebration in December, when the Pontiff will meet with the Catholic faithful and their pastors at the Cathedral of Istanbul,” said Father Georges Marovitch, the official spokesman of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey.

Government trying to play God with proposed medical research law, Bishop warns

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jesus Sanz Montes of Huesca warned the Spanish government this week that its proposed law on medical research seeks to take the place of God in the way it “fools around with life,” deciding who will live and who won’t.

British doctors recommend euthanasia for disabled newborns

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A leading medical association in England has suggested that doctors euthanize newborns who have severe brain damage or major physical problems.

Supreme Court to hear arguments re partial-birth abortion ban

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life groups are hopeful as the United States Supreme Court heads into hearings Wednesday on the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban.

Thousands gather to oppose ‘conversion’ in Malaysia

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- More than 1,000 angry Muslim protesters gathered outside Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Silibin on Sunday after a rumor rapidly spread through cell phone text messages and e-mails that a group of Muslims had chosen to be baptized and convert to Christianity there.

Pope buys 'vaccination' bond to fight disease in developing countries

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI today became the holder of the first bond issued by the British government to help fund immunization programs for children under the age of 5 in the developing world.

Benedict confronts Swiss bishops on secularization, liturgy, and lay involvement

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with members of the Conference of Swiss Bishops today, Pope Benedict XVI urged a continued battle against the advance of secularization and relativism in the Church and noted a few key areas of concern for the Church in Switzerland.

Hunger and malnutrition unacceptable in the modern age, Vatican says

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Addressing The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, emphatically stated that, “hunger and malnutrition are unacceptable in a world that has levels of production, of resources and of know-how capable of putting an end to this scourge and its dramatic consequences."

Holy See’s press office recalls “speech” never delivered by Pope

Nov 7, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A “speech” allegedly delivered by Pope Benedict XVI to the Swiss bishops was released and few hours later recalled by the Vatican Press Office on Tuesday.

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