Archive of May 18, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 18, 2006

By recalling the value of certain ethical principles, we commit no violation of the laicism of the State Pope says to Italian Bishops

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict received this morning the  participants in the 56th general assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference,  inviting them to contribute to guaranty and promote the dignity of the person and the common good of society.

Pope Benedict calls for peace and religious freedom addressing new ambassadors

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Benedict XVI today received the Letters of Credence of five new ambassadors to the Holy See, encouraging them to strive to build bridges between countries in the area of fraternal solidarity and in that of economic and cultural exchanges.

Vatican recognizes ‘painful situation’ for Christians in Middle East, Turkey

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican must move ahead with economic and diplomatic initiatives to support Christians in Muslim-majority countries, said the Holy See foreign affairs minister Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo.

Bishop against sexual orientation ordinance

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop John D'Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued a statement opposing the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the city human rights ordinance, reported the Tribune.

‘Da Vinci Code’ bombs with Cannes critics

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Film critics panned The Da Vinci Code after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France yesterday.

Interfaith coalition calls for boycott of 'Da Vinci Code’ movie

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- An interfaith coalition is calling for the boycott of The Da Vinci Code movie because “it seeks to profit off [anti-Catholic] bigotry, it proselytizes Satanism and it undermines the dignity of women.”

Family group launches adoption campaign in Argentina to combat abortion

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Christian Family Movement in Argentina has launched an “Adoption versus Abortion” campaign in order to reduce the number of abortion in the country.

Brazilian bishops address message to young people

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As they gathered for their 44th general assembly this week, the bishop of Brazil issued a statement to the youth of the country encouraging them to a deeper encounter with Christ in order to make authentic transformation of society possible.

Young people in Canada preparing for 2008 International Eucharistic Congress

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic young people in Canada have begun a program of spiritual preparation for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Quebec June 15-22, 2008, on the theme, “The Eucharist, gift of God for the life of the world.”

Many reactions to Appointment of Bishop Donald Wuerl to Archbishop of Washington

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The nomination yesterday of Bishop Donald W. Wuerl as the new Archbishop of Washington, caused many to react and give their opinion about the current Pittsburgh bishop. First were his colleagues, bishop of the United States, and many who worked with him in Pittsburgh.

Legionaries founder would face restriction on ministry, Legionaires deny any action from the Vatican

May 18, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A recent article published in tomorrow’s edition of the National Catholic Reporter, stated that a Vatican source disclosed a forthcoming disciplination of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, Fr Maciel Degollado, by the Vatican.