Archive of February 28, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 28, 2006

Vatican artifacts on display at Milwaukee museum

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A magnificent exhibit of more than 300 priceless Vatican artifacts has made its way to the Milwaukee Public Museum.

New bishop ordained for Nashville

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Nashville welcomed their new pastoral leader Feb. 27 with the Episcopal ordination of Bishop David Choby.

No papal visit unless North Korea admits priests, says new cardinal

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Korea’s second cardinal, Archbishop Cheong Jin-suk, has suggested that North Korea would not get a papal visit as long as the Communist country does not allow entry to Catholic priests, reported the Korea Times.

Fidelis urges South Dakota governor to sign abortion ban

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A national Catholic advocacy organization is urging South Dakota governor Mike Rounds to sign House Bill 1215, which would ban most abortions in the state. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Roger Hunt, is widely viewed as a direct assault on Roe v. Wade.

Thousands of people are rediscovering Christianity…and all thanks to the baby Jesus.

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The mass distribution of fluorescent plastic figures of the Christ Child of 9cm is causing a resurgence of interest in Catholicism with reports that 350,000 statues were distributed across Cuba within one month.

Pope, Roman Curia mark beginning of Lent with annual spiritual retreat

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI, along with members of the Roman Curia will begin their annual Lenten spiritual exercises this Sunday, led by Cardinal Marco Ce, patriarch emeritus of Venice, Italy.

New document on care for much-persecuted Gypsies: Church must defend cultural identity, fight for greater justice

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new document addressing the unique issue of pastoral care for the world’s heavily-persecuted population of Gypsies, saw light today during a presentation at the Vatican’s Press Office.

Vatican to commemorate first anniversary of passing of John Paul II

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Pope’s vicar general for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, is inviting the faithful to participate in ceremonies on April 2 and 3 to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Pope John Paul II.

Cardinal Cipriani: interior pilgrimage should lead us to Christ

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- While commenting on Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten message, the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, underscored the importance of the “interior pilgrimage” that should lead us to Christ.

Pro-life groups launch effort to protect dignity of human embryo

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As the Spanish Senate is set to debate a new law on assisted reproduction, the association Professionals for Ethics has launched an effort to remind Spaniards of the dignity of the human embryo.

Evangelization is main challenge for Church in Venezuela, says cardinal-designate

Feb 28, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, Archbishop Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas, who will be made a cardinal by Pope Benedict in March, said the main challenge facing the Church in Venezuela is that of “evangelization” and that there is an urgent need to work together to overcome the roots of division that are affecting the country.