Archive of January 4, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 4, 2006

‘Women for Alito’ host press conference

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Concerned Women for America will host a press conference in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito Jan. 5 at the National Press Club’s First Amendment Lounge at 10 a.m.

Experts challenge China’s children policy

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Some Chinese scholars and government officials have challenged China’s family planning approach, which restricts families to one child. At a recent forum on population, they recommend relaxing the policy and allowing couples to have two children.

‘Living Catholic Faith’ Conference promises to renew, invigorate faith

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver is hosting its annual faith conference on March 17 and 18, which it says would renew and reinvigorate one’s Catholic faith.

Spanish bishop slams new film on St. Teresa of Avila

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona, Spain, has issued a letter denouncing a new film on St. Teresa of Avila that portrays her as a sex symbol and is the subject of an “orchestrated media campaign” to depict the saint solely “through the prism of sex.”

Radio Maria played decisive role in latest elections in Poland

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza has provided extensive coverage of that country’s latest national elections and has concluded that the “real winner” is Radio Maria, which played a decisive role in the victory of Poland’s new president, Lech Kaczynski.

Pope to visit nativity scene built by Rome street cleaners

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Following a tradition begun by his predecessor, on January 5 Pope Benedict XVI will visit the traditional Christmas nativity scene built by the street cleaners of Rome.

Childhood home of John Paul II up for sale

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Polish news agency PAP reported on Tuesday that two offers have been made to purchase the home where the late Pope John Paul II was born.  The news was revealed by the lawyer of the current owner, Miroslaw Kleber.   

Pope Benedict: True human progress leads man closer to Christ

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his first general audience for 2006, held today at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI used the words of St. Paul to show that human history must progress toward a concrete goal: one that is grounded in Christ, the Savior.

Pope grieves with victims of German ice skating rink disaster

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict has sent his personal prayers and condolences to families of the victims of a German ice skating rink accident, which occurred on January 2nd.

Bigger than Kong? Narnia tops box office charts

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The new film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “Narnia: the Lion the witch and the wardrobe” fantasy has topped box office charts both in the U.S. and internationally, recently toppling the much touted remake of ‘King Kong.’

EU Committee on Human Rights Says Doctors Should be Forced to Perform Abortion

Jan 4, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A European Union advisory panel, The EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights has issued a statement that threatens the rights of medical professionals to refuse to participate in abortions and other procedures that may violate their religious beliefs. The opinion states that denying access to abortion may be a violation of international human rights.