Archive of October 10, 2006

Cardinal Martino to speak at Minnesota breakfast event

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Renato Martino, former Holy See representative to the United Nations, will speak at an ecumenical Faith and Work Breakfast at a Minnesota church this month.

Catholic men are called to ‘stand up and be counted’

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic men in the Mid-South are invited to stand up and be counted at the first-ever Men's Morning of Spirituality in Memphis.

Former Vatican envoy says Pope was surprised by reaction to comments re Islam

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A former Vatican envoy told he believes the violent reaction to Pope Benedict XVI’s comments about radical Islam served as “an eye-opener” for the West about the need to pay more attention to other countries.

Archbishop says “hopes are rising” after meeting of Northern Ireland Protestant and Catholic leaders

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Seán Brady of Armagh said yesterday’s formal talks between Northern Ireland’s Roman Catholic Church and the province’s largest Protestant political party were “very helpful and constructive.”

Cardinal calls for defense of marriage, says Spain “plagued by divorce”

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, defended marriage and “faithful and permanent conjugal love,” this week, calling for such a defense of marriage amid the “terrible plague of divorce,” which is seriously affecting Spain.

Dutch pediatrician opens clinic for minors with alcohol problems

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Due to the increase in the abuse of alcohol among kids under the age of 16 in Holland, two specialists in the country will open a youth clinic in December to help young people overcome the problem.

Cardinal of Budapest named president of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Cardinal Peter Erdö, was elected president of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe on Monday at a gathering of representatives of the 34 different European bishops’ conferences that make up the body.

National gathering of Catholic artists to be held in Buenos Aires

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Buenos Aires for the New Evangelization (BANUEV) is organizing the 11th National Gathering of Catholic Artists as part of its 15th annual "Multifestival."

Peruvian bishops tell ACN, overemphasis on “social interests” have left gap in faith

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an interview this week with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) newly appointed Peruvian Bishops José Maria Ortega and Kay Schmalhausen have said a new emphasis needs to be placed on the neglected spiritual wellbeing of their people.

Holy See calls for promotion of a joyful, creative, and professional presence in television

Oct 10, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Addressing participants in the International Congress for Catholic Television, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See, sent a message of encouragement and hope on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI.  The cardinal noted the power of television and the tremendous ways in which it can be used by the Church, as a means of fulfilling Her mission of evangelization.

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