Archive of December 8, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 8, 2006

Vatican supports excommunication of Call to Action group

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops has sent a letter supporting Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz’s decision toexcommunicate members of the dissonant group Call to Action in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Cardinal Re affirmed that, in the judgment of the Holy See, belonging to or supporting Call to Action is “irreconcilable with a coherent living of the Catholic Faith,” due to some of their anti-Catholic activities and stances.

Irish bishops attack schools proposals

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland say proposed changes to the state’s education plan would "radically undermine" the Catholic education system and "pose a serious threat to the right of parents to choose a Catholic education."

Man files lawsuit over polling station at Catholic church

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A nonobservant Jewish man, whose polling station last month was in a room connected to a Catholic church, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming that casting a ballot on church property is unconstitutional and amounts to a breach of church-state separation, reported the Associated Press.

Knights of Columbus continue campaign to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas'

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus have continued with their North American media campaign to “Keep Christ in Christmas”.

Married former priests warn against Milingo's group

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Two groups made up of former Catholic priests, who are pushing for a married priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, have issued warnings to married former priests about a third, similar organization, Married Priests Now, which is headed by the excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo.

The Immaculate Mary shows the Church its vocation, to receive Christ and offer Him to the world, Pope says

Dec 8, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI greeted thousands of pilgrims and faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square today for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and prayed the Angelus with them.  Prior to leading the Angelus, the Holy Father pointed out that in her receiving of Christ in faith and offering Him to the world the Immaculate Virgin showed to us the vocation and mission of the Church.