Archive of February 15, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 15, 2006

Hollywood director takes shot at Catholicism again, says Catholic League

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .-  Hollywood producer David E. Kelley has once again “shown himself to be positively obsessed with Catholicism,” says Catholic League president Bill Donohue.

Condom manufacturers and abortion industry hijack St. Valentine's Day

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Condom manufacturers and the abortion industry continue to exploit St. Valentine’s Day, which was traditionally a celebration of selfless love and marriage, said Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International.

RCIA better when priests, laypeople work together

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), the yearlong process of joining the Catholic Church, is most effective when laypeople and priests work together and when the learning process stretches beyond the classroom, says a new study.

Cardinal Pell enters abortion pill debate

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal George Pell entered the debate about abortion pill RU486 and urged members of Parliament not to thrust lawmaking on important moral issues to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, an unelected body that is partly funded by industry.

Pope Benedict concludes catechesis series begun by John Paul II, says Mary’s words demonstrate: ‘God takes the side of least and lowliest’

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Today brought to an end an ongoing series of catechesis--begun by the late John Paul II--which covered the entire sequence of Psalms and canticles that constitute the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours and Vespers prayers.

Pope encourages Cuba to open hearts to the world, and world to open hearts to Cuba

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican released the text of a message sent from Pope Benedict XVI to Cardinal Jamie Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of San Cristobal de La Havana, and president of the Cuban Bishop’s Conference. In it, he encouraged the people of Cuba to open their hearts to the God and the world, striving to find ways to live in peaceful coexistence.

Personal tastes must not shape Christian belief, says San Antonio Archbishop, only the truth of Christ

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As he begins to celebrate the one year anniversary of his installation as Archbishop of San Antonio, Archbishop Jose Gomez has released a pastoral letter in which he encourages faithful to seek the truth of Christ, revealed through the 2000 year tradition of the Church, not merely through their own opinions and tastes.

Debate on Abortion drifts to Concern of Rising Muslim Population in Australia

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A story has developed these days in Australian, linking the debate on the legalization of the Abortion pill and the current rate of abortion in the country, with the fear of an Islamisation of the country. The assumption is based on merely demographic facts raised by an Australian law-maker.

Cardinal Ruini re-appointed president of Italian Bishops’ Conference

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has re-appointed indefinitely Cardinal Camillo Ruini as Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Italy.

Mexican cardinal warns of attacks on the family

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Responding to statements about the family by candidates of the upcoming elections, the Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, said the family is under attack both in Mexico and throughout the world by sectors that are undeterred by the disintegration of many homes.

Archbishop questions statistics behind efforts to promote abortion in Argentina

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In an article published by the AICA news agency, Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, has questioned statistics being used by the country’s Minister of Health, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, who claims that more than 800,000 back-alley abortions are taking place each year in Argentina.

German cardinal offers reflections on anniversary of Sister Lucia’s death

Feb 15, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking on Vatican Radio about the upcoming first anniversary of the death of Sister Lucia, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, said the last surviving witness of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima was a nun “filled with common sense and trust in God.”