Archive of April 11, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 11, 2006

Jews are paralyzed by not studying New Testament, says Rabbi

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Prominent reform Rabbi Michael Cook says many Jews are paralyzed by their ignorance of New Testament writings, and is urging their study in order to improve interfaith relations and answer Christians who ask why Jews don't accept Jesus as the Messiah.

Cardinal O’Malley returns to Boston for first public Mass

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Boston received a standing ovation at St. Theresa of Avila Parish April 1 at the beginning of his first public Mass since being elevated to the College of Cardinals last month.

University students urged to use mass media to ‘be bold for Christ’

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Christian media professionals must produce more than explicitly Christian material in order to expand their impact and influence, said seasoned journalist Carlos Briceno in his keynote address at Franciscan University of Steubenville's first ever Faith and Media Conference.

Compendium of the Catechism officially released, sells out first 50,000-copy printing

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was officially launched at the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress on April 7. It sold out by its second day on sale.

Church will oppose family planning law, says Guatemalan cardinal

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Guatemala City, Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, said this past Sunday that the Church would oppose a new law on family planning which is currently before the country’s Constitutional Court. He said that the law is “manifestly unconstitutional.”

Cardinal Rivera urges Mexicans to focus on Holy Week, not on elections

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, has called on Mexicans to set aside the issue of the upcoming presidential elections and focus instead on Holy Week in order to mediate on the mysteries of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Holy See’s Way of the Cross Meditations will be available in some countries starting today

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that the meditations for this year’s Good Friday Way of the Cross will be available to consumers in Italy, Germany and the U.S.

Vatican prepares to celebrate 500th birthday of St. Peter’s Basilica

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Officials at the Vatican are preparing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the largest church in the Christian world--St. Peter’s Basilica.

Fargo Bishop urges faithful to pray Divine Mercy Novena for vocations, reparation for sexual abuse scandal

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota is urging faithful in his diocese to pray the Novena of Divine Mercy in order to build faithful priestly vocations and bring healing to victims of the Church’s massive sexual abuse scandal.

Cardinal says Vatican and Chinese government engaged in ‘real talks’ to normalize relations

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong said Monday that Chinese government officials and the Holy See “have entered into real talks” about normalizing diplomatic relations.

Pope may grant wider use of Pope Pius V Missal during Holy Week

Apr 11, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A source at the Vatican has told CNA that during Holy Week Pope Benedict XVI may grant universal permission to use the Missal of St. Pius V, the liturgical rite used in the Church before Vatican II.