Archive of April 19, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 19, 2006

Archbishop Chaput praises role of permanent deacons in building up both priests and lay

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Permanent deacons offer a unique witness to lay people, priests and bishops as well as a constant reminder of the Christian vocation to charity, said Archbishop Charles Chaput this week.

Catholic magazine apologizes over Mohammed cartoon

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The editor of a religious magazine apologized Sunday for publishing a cartoon that angered several Muslim organizations in Italy, reported the Middle East Times.

Priest warns: Hawaii set to become abortion state

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Virginia-based pro-life group is urging Hawaii’s governor to veto a bill that would allow late-term abortions in the aloha state.

Catholic teens take faith door-to-door

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Nearly 150 teens traveled to the Diocese of Arlington last week for the ‘Youth for the Third Millennium Mega Mission’--an outreach of Regnum Christi--for a week of door-to-door evangelization.

Moscow newspaper publishes Russian translation of ‘Deus caritas est’

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Coinciding with the celebration of Easter Sunday, the Catholic newspaper “Svet Evangelja” (The Light of the Gospel) has published the first Russian translation of the new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, “Deus caritas est.”

Media reports spiritual revival in Germany triggered by Benedict XVI

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI has triggered a spiritual revival in his native country, which he will visit for the second time in September.

Humanity’s progress linked to the Resurrection of Christ, says argentine bishop

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancibia of Mendoza, Argentina, said this week that the Christian vision of progress is not pessimistic, but rather proposes to the human family a high ideal of life that encourages it to struggle with strength and hope for the sake of the good.

Third edition of historic Cuban magazine published

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Press Union in Cuba has published the third edition of the magazine Verdad y Esperanza in order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the National Cuban Ecclesial Encounter (NCEE) and to highlight the challenges that the Church faces today.

Pope Benedict firmly condemns Tel-Aviv bombing

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his "firmest condemnation" of Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, praying that relations between Israelis and Palestinians would not take a "tragic turn,” but rather, that the two sides will once again take the steps that will allow for peace and security.

‘Pray to God to allow me to be a meek and steady pastor of his Church’, asks Pope on first anniversary of election

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Gathered with more than 60,000 pilgrims in Saint Peters square today, Pope Benedict celebrated the one year anniversary of being elected successor of Peter, and asked the faithful to “continue to sustain me and to pray to God to allow me to be a meek and steady pastor of his Church.”

Church celebrates 500th Birthday of St. Peter’s Basilica

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, the Catholic Church began celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the largest church in Christendom--St. Peter’s Basilica. Construction on the massive structure began in 1506.

Catholic leaders always appreciate proposals for dialogue, cooperation, says Apostolic Nuncio to Russia.

Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Holy See’s official representative in Moscow, recently answered questions from the Interfax news agency on the state of the Catholic Church in Russia. He affirmed that “the current Russian legislation provides a real opportunity for the communities and structures of the [Russian Church] to exist normally and to develop.”