Archive of January 27, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 27, 2006

EWTN celebrates 25-year milestone

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will mark its 25th anniversary this year, Aug. 15, and to celebrate it has organized five events, called Family Celebrations.

Jewish leader, senior Vatican officials discuss joint talks with Muslims

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A representative of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) met with four senior Vatican officials yesterday to discuss ways to strengthen dialogue between the two religions and the possibility of entering into a joint dialogue with senior Muslim clergy.

Encyclical highlights ‘Catholic response’ as ‘social response’: Catholic Charities

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), affirms that Catholic identity and values must be evident in the way charitable services are organized and delivered, said Fr. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.

Catholic media conference in Nashville this spring

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic media conference to be held this spring will consider the future of the Catholic Church and of Catholic publishing and communications, under the theme Sounds of the Future.

Pope to Congolese Bishops: Have hope despite unrest, strengthen Christian communities

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI welcomed Bishops from the Democratic Republic of Congo today, he told them that despite widespread violence in that country, the continued spread of evangelization and strengthening of Christian communities are the key to liberation and true freedom.

Proper role, dignity of work, defense of the weak, are prerequisites for true democracy, says Pope

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As the Christian Associations of Italian Workers began its 60th anniversary celebrations, Pope Benedict XVI told members of the group, gathered today at the Vatican, that only in the search for truth, true human dignity, and the value of workers over capital, will true democracy be able to flourish.

Chicago’s Cardinal George hospitalized

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Thursday, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, spiritual head of the third largest Catholic diocese in the U.S., was hospitalized following frequent complaints of dizziness.

Cardinal Rivera calls border wall an “error”

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During the III National Congress of the Mexican Bishops’ Committee on Culture, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, called the decision by the US government to build a wall on border with Mexico an “error” that harkens to “other eras in history that have already been overcome.”

Argentine bishop says family and human person should be priorities for the State

Jan 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Ruben Frassia of Avellaneda, Argentina, said this week the defense of the family and the human person are priorities for the State and always a guarantee for the development of society.