Archive of November 9, 2006

International community should support suffering Church not corrupt Sudanese government, Cardinal says

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking recently to Aid to the Church in Need, Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum decried the continued suffering experienced by the people of Sudan and noted that it is the Catholic Church, not the corrupt Sudanese government, that provides most of the care for the needy people of his country.

Archbishop Burke: Catholics must create culture of life after election loss

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The passage of a measure that allows embryonic stem-cell research and cloning in Missouri is a “clarion call” to all Catholics and people of goodwill to rededicate themselves to the creation of a culture of life in the state, said the archbishop of St. Louis.

Life issues determined mid-term elections, say pro-life leaders

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life leaders attribute the results of Tuesday’s mid-term elections to Republican candidates’ wavering positions on pro-life issues. The election brought a Democratic majority to the U.S. Congress for the first time since 1994.

Priest, injured in Iraq, utters first words in over 2 years

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- For the last two years, Father H. Timothy Vakoc has lay nearly comatose in a Minnesota hospital. Last week, however, he shocked family, friends and caregivers by uttering his first words since being severely injured by an explosion in Iraq.

Humanity must rediscover source of hope in the Eucharist, return to Eucharistic adoration, Pope says

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with members of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses this morning, Pope Benedict XVI said today that he hopes the practice of Eucharistic adoration “will become ever more widespread.”

Number of Catholics in Saudi Arabia have quadrupled since 1974

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Jose Luis Orella, professor of history and thought at St. Paul’s University in Madrid, said this week the number of Catholics in Saudi Arabia, where the Christian faith is outlawed, has quadrupled from 200,000 in 1974 to 800,000 today.

Cardinal Bergoglio reminds bishops that Church unity is achieved through service

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his remarks at the opening Mass of the 92nd Plenary Assembly of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, president of the body, said unity in the Church is achieved through service.

Controversial “politically correct” version of the Bible published in Germany

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A group of 52 biblical “specialists” have released a new version of the Bible in which inclusive language and “political correctness” have replaced some “divisive” teachings of Christianity in order to present a “more just language” for groups such as feminists and homosexuals.

Implementation of new education law in Spain will leave thousands of religion teachers out of work

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- According to the Spanish daily, “La Razon,” one-third of the four thousand teachers that teach religion in public schools could lose their jobs if a new education law put forward by the Minister of Education is passed.  

Holy See disapproves of gay pride march in Jerusalem and pleads respect for believers

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Press Office of the Holy See expressed the Vaticans “intense disapproval” of a “demonstration of homosexual pride,” tomorrow in the Holy Land and asked for the beliefs of the world’s Jewish, Muslim, and Christians to be respected.

Vatican releases text of Pope Benedict’s address to Swiss Bishops

Nov 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After originally releasing and retracting an undelivered draft written by Pope John Paul II, the Vatican Information Service released today their translation of an address given by Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops of Switzerland on Tuesday.  In his speech, the Holy Father did touch on a few of the topics, such as the need to return faith to the center of people’s lives and the importance of the liturgy, which were highlighted in his predecessor’s speech

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