Archive of May 29, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 29, 2006

Pope Benedict recalls Pope John Paul ‘s ‘faithful dedication to Virgin Mary during Wadowice visit

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday morning, after celebrating a private Mass in the chapel of the archbishop's palace in Krakow, the Holy Father travelled by car to Wadowice, the home town of John Paul II.

US bishops applaud passage of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops view the immigration bill that passed May 25 in the Senate as a critical first step in reaching a comprehensive approach to dealing with the challenges of the nation’s immigration system.

US bishops ask modifications in Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops have called for modifications to the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 to support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to alleviate the urgent needs of the Palestinian people.

Washington ordains largest class since 1973

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick ordained the Archdiocese of Washington's largest class of priests since 1973 and the second largest in the nation this year.

Leaders of new movements to hold gathering on the beauty of being Christian

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In anticipation of their meeting with Pope Benedict on June 3rd in St. Peter’s Square, leaders and members of the various ecclesial movements will gather for a conference May 31-June 2 at Rocca di Papa, Italy to discuss the theme, “The beauty of being Christians and the joy of communicating it.”

Church people, refugees want end to violence in East Timor

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Church people and refugees in East Timor are hoping foreign troops will be able to end the violence that has seen thousands of residence take refuge in church and NGO-run centers, reported UCA News.

12th Congress on Science and Human Life to be held in Spain

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Inpreparation for the 5th World Meeting of Families, which will takeplace this July in Valencia, Spain, the 12th Congress on Science andHuman Life will be held July 1-4 at the Catholic University of Valencia.

Former Polish leader says Europe must be built on Christian values

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland and recipient of the 1983 Noble Peace Prize, said last week the new Europe being built needs Christian values.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court rejects homosexual marriage

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Notivida news agency is reporting that the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has declared homosexual marriage to be unconstitutional.

‘Our silence becomes in turn a plea for forgiveness and reconciliation,’ says Pope on Auschwitz visit

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday afternoon, Benedict XVI travelled by car from the archbishop's palace in Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, on the last stage of his apostolic trip to Poland.

Do not be afraid to desire of a full, happy, successful life, Pope says to Youth in Krakow

May 29, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday afternoon, Pope Benedict presided over a celebration with young people in Krakow’s Blonie Park - the site of many of John Paul II's celebrations in Krakow.