Archive of May 1, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 1, 2006

China ignores Vatican, consecrates new bishop for state-controlled church

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The state-controlled Catholic church in China has ignored urging from the Vatican and gone ahead with the consecration of a new bishop without the Holy See’s approval.

Catholic college group helping to battle priestly shortage

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A national campus ministry group is inspiring a growing number of young men to enter the seminary. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a national outreach program whose goal it is to form Catholic communities on college campuses where students can follow Jesus and live out their faith.

Family of Terri Schiavo alarmed by judge’s participation on pro-euthanasia panel

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- One year after the death of Terri Schiavo, the judge who ordered her feeding tube removed spoke at a right-to-die symposium; something Schiavo’s family calls a disturbing conflict of interests.

Pakistan screens first-ever Catholic film; plans made to realize Catholic TV, radio

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pakistan screened its first-ever Catholic film this week. It “is a historical moment, not only for the Archdiocese of Karachi but for the whole of Pakistan; it is also a start of a new chapter of our history", said Archbishop Evarist Pinto.

Catholic leaders worried national immigrant walkout could do more harm than good

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Colorado’s three Catholic bishops have expressed concern over a massive nationwide walkout planned to demonstrate the impact that immigrants have on the U.S. economy. The bishops said that while well intentioned, the walkouts could do more harm than good in seeking true, comprehensive immigration reform.

During May, Pope Benedict prays for peace, justice, defense of human life

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has announced Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for the month of May. Both his prayer and mission intentions center on the Church’s role in the building up of peace and justice throughout the world as well as the defense of all human life.

Spanish Health Ministry points to ‘abandonment by men’ as main cause of abortions

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A report by the Spanish Ministry of Health is expected to affirm that abandonment by men, not social or economic problems or the supposed grave risks to the physical or psychological health of the mother is the main reason that women obtain abortions in Spain.

Spanish bishop: materialism, obsession with money provoking family crisis

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of the Week of the Family in the dioceses of the Spanish province of Tarraconense, Bishop Agusti Cortes of Sant Feliu said materialism and obsession with money are some of the causes of a deep crisis affecting the family today.

Cardinal Trujillo reaffirms Church’s rejection of adoption by homosexual couples

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, has reaffirmed the Church’s rejection off any law that would allow the adoption of minors by homosexual couples.

Pope launches month of Mary with visit to Shrine

May 1, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Conversion to God, who is a God of Love, is necessary today for the world to be “liberated from war and terrorism,” said Pope Benedict XVI Monday during his papal visit to the Italian Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love.