Archive of November 24, 2006

Think only of the future of Lebanon, Cardinal tells mourners

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, appealed to the Lebanese people to show restraint in their reaction to Tuesday’s murder of Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon's industry minister.

Nativity Scene exhibit opens to honor Pope

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In preparation for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, an exhibit of 35 nativity scenes, crafted in Naples, Italy, will open Nov. 25 in the Pope’s native Bavaria. The exhibit seeks to honor of the German pontiff and to “put God back into Christmas,” reported Fides.

Sales of novel on Benedict’s murder soar ahead of Pope’s visit

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Sales of a controversial Turkish novel about a conspiracy to kill Pope Benedict XVI are soaring ahead of the pontiff's historic visit to Turkey next week, reported AKI.

Cardinal advises evangelization through life example

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A top Vatican official has told Catholic cultural workers in India that the life example of people involved in interreligious activities can promote evangelization of culture and inculturation of faith, reported UCA News.

Archbishop warns of dangers of new education law in Argentina

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata has decried a recently approved sex-ed law in Argentina and said its passage went unnoticed by most people, despite the grave consequences it will have for the education of youth.

German judge says scientific progress subject to ethics and law

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Justice Winfried Kluth of the Constitutional Court of Germany said this week scientific advances must be subject to ethical principles and to the law.

Last goodbyes to German priest who saw three centuries

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- He was born during the Pontificate of Leo XIII, was ordained to the priesthood before World War II, and was able to witness a fellow German become successor of St. Peter.  The oldest priest in Germany, Father Konrad Fuchs, died this week at the age of 109, after 83 years in the priesthood.

New movie on Our Lady of Guadalupe to debut in Mexico

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new feature-length movie about the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 is set to debut on December 8th, in theaters across Mexico.

Christian art can serve as evangelization tool for non-believers, Pope says

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI discussed last night, how Christian art, especially that found in the Vatican Museums, can appeal to those who are not Catholic, or even believers at all, and present them with certain Christian truths.

Pope Benedict emphasizes value of sick and infirm in society

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI advocated today the integration of the sick into a society overly concerned with physical beauty, health, and biological vitality.  The Pontiff encouraged the participants in an international conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care to continue the rich Catholic tradition of charitably caring for men and women suffering from illnesses.

Pope’s trip will encourage and strengthen Turkish Catholics bishop says

Nov 24, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Pope’s upcoming trip to Turkey will serve to encourage and strengthen the small minority of Catholics in the country, Bishop Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, said this week.  

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