Archive of January 17, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 17, 2006

Vatican announces final plans for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Tomorrow, the worldwide Church will begin a weeklong celebration calling for prayer and increased awareness of the need for Christian unity around the world.

Despite loss at polls, ballot measure raised awareness about abortion industry

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The educational campaign leading up the vote on Proposition 73, California’s parental notification initiative, has had many positive results despite the fact that the proposition lost the vote by a slim margin of 5.6 percent, says one of the proposition’s authors, Katie Short.

Reclaiming college culture, 1200 students attend weekend FOCUS conferences

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday evening, most of Denver, Colorado was enthralled by the Denver Broncos football team and their impressive playoff toppling of the reigning Super bowl champion New England Patriots. In the nearby suburb of Broomfield however, nearly 700 college students were enthralled by a different sort of victory--as they adored Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Bishop Loverde honors Dr. King, calls for more African American priests

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, as Americans celebrated what would have been the 77th birthday of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Arlington, Virginia’s Bishop Paul S. Loverde called on faithful to "stand in solidarity with our African American brothers and sisters to honor a great man, a prophet."

Bishop apologizes for ‘failings’ re priest who likely murdered two

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Raphael Fliss of Superior apologized Sunday for the way he handled the situation involving a local priest, who a judge ruled likely killed two funeral home workers nearly four years ago and later committed suicide.

Chilean bishops send congratulations to country’s new Socialist President

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Chile, Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic of Rancagua, together with Cardinal Francisco Javier of Santiago and other bishops, met with the President-elect of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, on Monday to congratulate her for her election as head of the Chilean government.

Archbishop laments widespread belief among Catholics that Church is “irrelevant”

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Valladolid, Spain, said this week Catholics do not know what the Church is and that it was “sad” that many consider it to be an “old and irrelevant structure.”

Vatican news agency reveals living nightmare of 860 million children

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Fides news agency has published a study entitled, “Herod: the slaughter of the innocents continues,” denouncing the nightmare endured by 860 million children in the world.

Human rights defender harassed by Cuban government agents

Jan 17, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva, who is blind, is denouncing the psychological torture he is being subjected to by agents of the Cuban government, who have surrounded his house since January 12.