Archive of November 14, 2006

Bishops call for dialogue on responsible transition in Iraq

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. military should “remain in Iraq only as long as their presence contributes to a responsible transition,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a statement issued yesterday.

U.S. bishops honor Denver immigration reform activist

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Jamila Spencer, a Denver resident and champion of human rights for immigrants, received the 2006 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award yesterday. The national award honors young Catholics for leadership in fighting poverty and injustice. 

Democrats to return to funding for embryonic stem-cell research

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- With a majority in Congress, Democratic leaders have indicated that they will likely propose a bill that would support public funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

UN chief says Christian-Muslim tensions derive from interpretations of faith

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Violence and tensions between the West and the Muslim world are not fueled by religion. Rather, they are fueled by fear, misunderstanding, economic disparities, wars by Western powers in Muslim countries, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, said U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday.

Benedict XVI offers the Holy Family as a model for migrant families

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his message for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Benedict XVI proposed the Holy Family of Nazareth, which fled to Egypt to avoid the persecutions of King Herod, as a model of life for families affected by migration.

New president must keep election promises, bishop says

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Newly elected Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, must honor his promise to bring social justice to the country, Bishop David Zywiec, Auxiliary Bishop of Bluefields, on the country’s northern Atlantic coast, has told Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Holy Father to examine case of Milingo and married priests with Dicastery heads

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will meet this Thursday with the heads of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia to examine the controversial situation of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo and to reflect upon requests by several priests who have previously requested dispensations from celibacy and readmission to ministry as married priests.

Argentinean bishops call for new education law that does not exclude God

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As the Argentinean Congress prepares to debate a new law on education, the bishops of Argentina said this week “a comprehensive notion of education necessarily includes the transcendent dimension of man” and they insisted that the country’s new laws do not exclude God.

Archbishop reiterates Church’s neutrality in conflict in Oaxaca

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca reaffirmed this week the neutrality of the Church in the political crisis that has shaken the southern region of Mexico and said his talks with key players in the conflict should not be interpreted as endorsement of the positions of any one side.

Certainty of the faith should impregnate daily life of Christians, archbishop says

Nov 14, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata called on Argentineans this week who claim to be Christians to lead a life that this consistent with the faith they profess.

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