Archive of August 23, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 23, 2006

Pope: Only the Lamb can reveal the ultimate meaning of history in God’s eternal plan

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians to be a people of hope and trust in the coming of God’s Kingdom in his reflections today on the Apostle John and his Book of Revelation.

Community groups decry ‘homosexual indoctrination’ bill aimed at public schools

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The California Assembly passed a bill by a vote of 46-31 on Monday that says public schools may neither teach nor sponsor any activity that "reflects adversely" on anyone because of their sexual orientation, reported

New edition of Theology of the Body translated from original Polish

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A new English translation of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body promises to offer a more true reading of one of the late pontiff’s greatest gifts to the Church.

Bandits attack Catholic priest in eastern India

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Ranchi, located in eastern India, was seriously wounded Aug. 21st while resisting a robbery attempt, reported UCA News.

Bishop calls for Catholic reaction to “moral emptiness of society”

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Amidst the heated public debate in Argentina surrounding the recent cases of handicapped women whose families sought to obtain abortions for them, Bishop Martin de Elizalde of Nueve de Julio has called for a greater response to the, “moral emptiness of society,” which causes such problems as the spread of sexual immorality and the “frivolous destruction of life.”

Archbishop encourages catechists to spread knowledge of Christ

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of Catechists Day on August 20, Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion, Paraguay, said the role of catechists is vital, because they should spread the knowledge Christ to children, young people and even to adults.”

Secularization and tourism threatening religious feasts, warns Spanish bishop

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Noting the large number of feast days that are celebrated in Spain during the month of August, Bishop Jose Sanchez of Siguenza-Guadalajara warned this week that secularization and tourism are threatening to destroy the meaning of religious holy days.

Cardinal encourages young people to put the word of God into practice

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cardinal Julio Terrazas, congratulated the National Youth Ministry organization last Sunday for its silver anniversary and during his homily said, “The Word of God addressed to all generations has greater repercussions when young people listen to it and put it into practice.”

Celebration of the Liturgy provides hope, says Holy Father’s message to conference

Aug 23, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See made public today a letter written by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, in the name of Pope Benedict XVI, to participants in the 57th National Italian Liturgy Week, which began on Monday and will end on Friday.  In his letter, addressed to Bishop Luca Brandolini, the cardinal reminded participants that the celebration of the liturgy provides hope for the world through its interconnectedness with the Pascal mystery.