Archive of January 12, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 12, 2006

Pro-lifers to walk through downtown LA on Roe v. Wade anniversary

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of people are expected to meet at the Los Angeles Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Jan. 22 and take part in a pro-life procession through the streets of downtown L.A. to pray for an end to abortion.

Federal judge rules school cannot bar student from wearing pro-life shirt

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A federal judge has ruled that a high school principal cannot prohibit a student from wearing his pro-life shirt in school.

Vatican clamps down on Polish clergy

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has issued a disciplinary document for Polish clergy after reports that some priests were becoming involved in business ventures or other controversial public activities that threatened the unity of the Church.

New book tracks role of Catholic Church in state politics

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church is playing an increasingly important role in state politics, says Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane in his new book, "The Catholic Church in State Politics."

Argentine archbishop says Latin America bears mark of baptism of Jesus

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Archbishop Domingo Castagna said the peoples of Latin America “are sealed with the Baptism of Jesus,” and he explained that although the region “risks becoming de-Christianized, it maintains a mysterious bond with Christ, and with His Church, that cannot be broken.”

Bolivian bishops reflect on state of country during retreat

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia, Bishop Jesus Juarez, announced this week that during their spiritual retreat in the town of Tolata, the country’s bishops would take the opportunity to reflect on “what the Lord wants to tell us” through the recent events that have taken place in Bolivia.

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Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Starting today, CNA users can synchronize their portable devices, Pocket PC, Palm and mobile phones with a completely free news service.

Apostolic Nuncio in Peru hopeful for peaceful and democratic elections

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking on behalf of the entire diplomatic corps in Peru, the country’s Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Rino Passigato, expressed to the Peruvian government his hopes that the upcoming elections would take place in “peace and democracy.”

Civil authorities obliged to care for families, elderly, sick, and unborn, says Pope

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a traditional New Year’s gathering, Pope Benedict today met with civic leaders from around Rome, to whom he strongly stressed the importance of caring for the moral institution of marriage, and for families.

Pope to Neocatechumenal Way families: faithfully adhere to liturgical directives, be humble, joyful witnesses to Christ

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of some 200 families from the Catholic Neocatechumenal Way movement, all of whom are preparing for evangelistic missions to various parts of the world--particularly Latin America.

British airline bans Bibles aboard planes to avoid offending Muslims

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A British airline has prohibited its employees from carrying Bibles, using crucifixes or St. Christopher Medals, on flights to Saudi Arabia in order “not to offend” Muslims in that country.