Archive of November 13, 2006

Cardinal Arinze encourages more Latin liturgies

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church’s chief liturgist told a St. Louis congregation on Saturday that Latin should be used more frequently in the liturgy.

Pope John Paul I closer to beatification

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The diocesan phase of the beatification process of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for only 33 days, came to completion on Saturday at the cathedral of his native diocese of Belluno.

Catholic Universities attend International Conference on Catholic Social Doctrine

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Representatives of more than 150 Catholic universities worldwide will gather in Rome this week for the International Conference on the University and Catholic Social Doctrine.

Contest invites high school student to reflect on the Gospel in their lives

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A national Catholic publication is inviting high school students to share their faith experiences through a writing contest.

Holy See publishes official schedule of Benedict XVI’s visit to Turkey

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See has published the official schedule for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Turkey, which will take place November 28 to December 1 and will include meetings with various political leaders and representatives of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches as well as with leaders of Islam and Judaism.

Argentinean bishops call for dialogue to prevent excessive fragmentation of society

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Argentina has called for an increase in dialogue “in order to overcome the excessive fragmentation that is weakening our society” and for a greater willingness to “find the necessary consensuses to help us reaffirm our identity and grow in social friendship.”

Archdiocese slams new law recognizing gay unions and shows support for embattled Mexican cardinal

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Council of the Archdiocese of Mexico said last week a new law passed by the Mexico City legislature legalizing gay unions is a farce intended to placate minority groups.  The council also expressed support for Cardinal Norberto Rivera, who was harassed recently at the Cathedral of Mexico City.

No one chooses his or her sex, despite what Congress says, warns Spanish bishop

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona said this week persons do not determine their own sex, despite what Congress says, because in the beginning, “God created man, male and female He created them.”

To help eliminate “scandal” of hunger Pope says each person can adjust consumption

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Prior to reciting the Angelus on Sunday with pilgrims gathered in St.Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI said that to eliminate the “scandal”of hunger, a new model of global development must be adapted and that everyone must do their part in safeguarding creation.

Pope Benedict calls for a nuke free North Korea

Nov 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting at the Vatican today with the new ambassador of Japan, Kagefumi Ueno, Pope Benedict XVI called for Japan to continue fostering bilateral and multilateral talks to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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