Archive of February 3, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 3, 2006

'Faces of Abortion' launched in 110 countries in Russian

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Russian-language Christian New Life Television is now airing Operation Outcry’s 30-minute “Faces of Abortion” television show in 110 countries via satellite and cable.

Bush touts religious freedom, says US is ‘nation of prayer’

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Americans are a prayerful people who continue to seek God’s will and to respond to this will in service to those in need, said President George W. Bush at yesterday’s National Prayer Breakfast. The event was held at the Hilton Washington Hotel.

Jerusalem church leaders express support for new Palestinian government

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The 13 patriarchs and heads of the Churches of Jerusalem have issued a statement, congratulating the Palestinian people for their “democratic performance” in the recent elections, and committing to pray for all those “who will govern in this difficult period.”

Archbishop Chaput considers Spokane settlement, approach to sex-abuse claims

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said Catholics in Colorado would examine Bishop William Skylstad’s settlement and approach to the sex-abuse cases in the Diocese of Spokane.

Holy See announces Plenary Indulgence for World Day of Sick

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The decree stated that their souls must be “completely removed from attachment to any form of sin” and that they make the intention of observing the aforementioned conditions as soon as they can.

Cardinal Mahony implores Supreme Court to keep priest files confidential, cites 1st Amendment, confessional freedoms

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Roger Mahony and the lawsuit-wracked Archdiocese of Los Angeles have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a series of lower court decisions, and protect the Archdiocese’s constitutional right to keep priest files confidential.

Archbishop Naumann: Scripture exhorts faithful to welcome the migrant, alien

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In his latest column, Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann weighed in on the volatile national immigration debate, saying that Scripture exhorts faithful to welcome the stranger and the alien, not as an option--but as a responsibility.

Guatemalan bishops ready to challenge constitutionality of anti-life law

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala is poised to file a petition before the country’s Supreme Court to stop a new law that would open the doors to abortion.

New Canadian Prime Minister promises to review homosexual “marriage”

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The election of Stephen Harper has Prime Minister of Canada and the new breakdown of the Canadian legislature is giving new hope to pro-life and pro-family groups in the country.  Harper has publicly stated the legislature will review a law allowing homosexual “marriage” in Canada.

Bishop highlights contribution of consecrated life to materialistic world

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a letter marking the World Day of Consecrated Life, celebrated on February 2, Bishop Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain, said the “mere existence” of the vocation to religious life “is an inextinguishable sign and a contribution to our materialistic and short-sighted world.”

Mexican bishop says Church and State not rival institutions

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, said this week the continuing collaboration between Church and State is an irreversible process because both entities are not rival institutions, as some myths that have been around since the Cristeros wars of the earlier 1900’s would have people believe.

Issue of Reconciliation with Saint Pius X Fraternity to be reviewed in meeting of Cardinals of Roman Curie.

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict  is planning on lifting the excommunication pronounced in 1988 by his predecessor John Paul II against the bishops of the Saint Pius X Fraternity, founded by schismatic bishop Marcel Lefebvre, according to Italian paper “Il Giornale.”

Jesuits general meeting on April 22 at the Vatican.

Feb 3, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The General Assembly of Jesuits will meet on April 22 with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. A solemn mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Martini on the occasion.