Archive of January 5, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 5, 2006

Catholic News Agency Director launches own Blog today.

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic News Agency director Alejandro Bermudez launches personal Blog, Catholic Outsider.  

NBC affiliate drops ‘anti-Christian’ show due to viewer response

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An NBC affiliate in Indiana has dropped a new drama, which has Jesus appearing as a recurring character and features a troubled Episcopal priest who is the father of a dysfunctional family. The decision was due to the volume of protests from viewers as well as a pro-family group.

Pro-life worship service to be held on Capitol Hill this month

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of pro-life clergy, advocates and abortion survivors will convene for the 12th pro-life Christian worship service on Capitol Hill Jan. 23.

New Catholic radio station for Fort Wayne

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Christian radio station in Fort Wayne has gone from multi-denominational to all Catholic, all the time.

Catholics must stand in solidarity with all migrants, urge US bishops

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops have called on Catholics to stand in solidarity with all migrants, including immigrants, refugees and human trafficking victims. Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino issued the call for the 25th annual National Migration Week, Jan. 8-14, on behalf of the bishops’ conference.

Judge notes absurdity of defending turtles and at same time legalizing abortion

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an article published in the Brazilian newspaper Jornal O Sul, a judge in Rio Grande do Sul, Alexandre Mussoi Moreira, noted the absurdity of passing laws that protect turtles under any circumstance, from the laying of their eggs until their natural death as full grown animals, and at the same time passing laws allow abortion for any reason up until the moment of birth.

Atheist accuses priest of “stealing identity” of Christ

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A judge in the Italian town of Viterbo, near Rome, has ordered a priest to appear in court at the end of January and offer proof of the existence of Jesus Christ.

Pro-family group proposes new policies in wake of Spanish government’s failures

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish pro-family group Platform for the Promotion of the Family (PROFAM) has published a set of goals for 2006 in response to the Socialist government’s failure to address family issues in 2005. 

May 25-28 possible dates for papal visit to Poland

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A spokesman for Cardinal Josef Glemp of Poland announced this week on Polish television that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the country May 25-28.

Pope encourages workers in Papal household, calls it home to all believers

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Since his installation as Pope last spring, Benedict XVI has received thousands of visitors and pilgrims each week to hear his audiences and addresses. This morning, he took time to thank and encourage those who make these massive gatherings possible.

Cardinal George: Pope’s first encyclical may try to save idea of eros love

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- It’s been said that in an era of rampant sexual misunderstanding, the late Pope John Paul II wrote more about true human love and sexuality than all of his predecessors put together. If Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George is correct, Pope Benedict XVI could follow suit in his first encyclical.

Another Underground Bishop has disappeared

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Chinese Priest, member of the underground church, Father Wang Wenzhi, fifty years old, a priest in the diocese of Yongnian in Hebei., was arrested by Chinese security officials after he finished offering his Mass in a family's private home on December 11, 2005 in Fengfeng City.

Pope warns not being lured by what is ephemeral and non-lasting

Jan 5, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This evening at six o’clock, as a tradition started by Pope Paul VI for the eve of the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Benedict visited the garbage collectors of Rome at Porta Cavallegeri.