Archive of January 3, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 3, 2006

Assisted suicide allowed in Swiss hospital as of Jan. 1

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Lausanne University Hospital has decided to permit assisted suicides, effective Jan. 1, and now other leading Swiss hospitals are also discussing permitting the procedure, reported Doctors For Life in a press release issued yesterday.

Catholic diocese invites faithful to create culture of vocations, pray for priests

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, has taken on the challenge of creating a vocation culture by encouraging the faithful to pray for all vocations and, in particular, for new vocations to the priesthood.

Scottish Cardinal criticizes ‘gay weddings’ in New Year’s address

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Keith O'Brien criticized the Scottish government for failing to uphold traditional family values in his annual New Year’s Day address at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sunday, reported the Daily Telegraph.

Catholics seek more presence on radio nationwide

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic broadcasters are hoping the Church’s message will reach more listeners via the radio waves in the next year.

Stamford Bishop for the Ukrainians renounces, successor appointed

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy father has accepted the renunciation of the Pastoral governor of the Exarchate of Stamford for the Ukrainians, presented by His Eminence Basil Harry Losten, and named a sucessor to replace him.

Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia for the Ukrainians.

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Pope has nominated Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians, Rev.John Bura, who was Pastor of Sain Nicholas in Wilmington.

Alarming increase in legal abortions in Spain confirms failure of government policies

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to a report by the government that legal abortions in Spain were up 6.5% in 2004 from the previous year, the Institute on Family Policy is demanding the country’s Health Minister, Elena Salgado, publicly acknowledge the failures of the Spanish government in this area and announce “a drastic reorientation of its failed and obsolete policy.”

Pope calls for prayers for full communion among Christians

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See’s Press Office has made public the prayer intentions of Pope Benedict XVI for the month of January, which include praying that full communion among Christians will lead to greater peace among all peoples of the earth.

Pro-life leader denounce international scheme to legalize abortion in Colombia

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Although the Colombian media continues to focus on feminist lawyer Monica Roa in the battle over the legalization of abortion in Colombia, a prominent pro-life leader says Roa is only the surface that emerges from a complex scheme by powerful organizations to undermine the defense of the unborn in Latin America.

Cubans celebrate re-inauguration of Guantanamo church

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During a homily in his Diocese of Guantanamo-Baracoa in Cuba, Bishop Carlos Baladron said “God has given a great Christmas gift” to the faithful of that diocese in the re-inauguration of the Chapel of St. Cecilia, after several years of restoration.

Starting today, the Gospel and homily of the day can be downloaded from our website.

Jan 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Starting today, all our users, subscribers, and general public can have access to a new range of services including a podcasting service with the gospel and homily of the day, and the possibility to receive our news directly to your laptop, cell phone or any portable electronic device.