Archive of November 10, 2006

Website offers opportunity to pray with cardinal in English, Spanish

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholics can now join Cardinal Justin Rigali in praying the Rosary from anywhere and anytime, in English and Spanish, by accessing the archdiocesan website.

Catholic women's group gets a start in the heart of the capitol

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic female students at George Washington University now have a new student organization on campus that strives to build a solid community for young Catholic women.

Pope Benedict receives photos of Turkish destroyed churches from the President of Cyprus

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s highly anticipated trip to Turkey, President Tassos Papadopoulos, head of the divided island of Cyprus, which is now partially occupied by the Turkish army, visited with the Holy Father and presented him with two gifts, one of which was an album containing photographs of numerous Orthodox churches destroyed by the Turks since their most recent invasion of the Mediterranean Island.

Generous 6-year-old proves to priest; he’s not alone in his ministry

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Back in August Catholics and non-Catholics alike were dismayed to hear the story of a priest who was issued a parking ticket while rushing to administer the Sacraments to a hospitalized woman.  Several people responded with prayers, donations, and words of support for the priest and his ministry, but none had quite the same effect as 6-year old Brandon Rodriguez.

Vatican set to host premier of ‘Nativity’ film

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Just in time for the Christmas season, the Italian film distributor has announced that the Vatican will host the world premier of a new movie based in the Nativity story of Jesus.

Catholic leaders in Kenya announce plan to battle AIDS scourge

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Faced with the growing threat that some 1.27 million Kenyans are living with HIV, the Catholic Church in that country has announced a dramatic new plan to prevent exposure and unite major religions behind new national policy.

Benedict XVI has reinforced Church’s role as bulwark of reason, says Argentinean prelate

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata said this week that thanks to the “generous intelligence” of Pope Benedict XVI, expressed in his magisterium, the Church presents herself today as the “bulwark of reason in the face of ‘weak thought’ and the unhealthy cultivation of uncertainty and relativism.”

Archbishop calls on Argentineans to deepen Marian devotion

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata called on Catholics in Argentina this week to have greater devotion to the Virgin Mary as a means of deepening their relationship with Jesus and the Most Holy Trinity.

Spanish cardinal says treatment of the unborn “cries out to heaven”

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said this week during a Mass honoring the devotion to Our Lady of Alumdena that what is happening today with the right to life of the unborn, “even in the last months of pregnancy,” that is, with the practice of late-term abortions, “cries out to heaven.”

Government officials offer to provide security at Mexico City Cathedral

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following an announcement that the Archdiocese of Mexico City might suspend liturgical celebrations due to the threat of some radical groups, a top government official in Mexico has offered to provide security at the Cathedral of Mexico City.  According to a press release, the archdiocese was concerned that protests similar to those which occurred during a Mass on November 5th could happen again.

Crisis of secularization is providential challenge of our day, Pope tells German bishops

Nov 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with a group of German bishops for their “ad limina” visit today, Pope Benedict XVI said that the “crisis of secularization” is the providential challenge of our day.  The Holy Father emphasized the urgent need to offer convincing answers to the many that seek and look with hope to the Christian message.

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