Archive of February 16, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 16, 2006

Catholic men’s conference slated for March 4

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic conference for men will be held March 4 at in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “Answer the Call” will bring together a full schedule of speakers and offer opportunities for fellowship and worship March 4 at Cincinnati’s Music Hall.

Opus Dei demands cuts to Da Vinci Code

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Stating that it does not intend to organize any boycotts, Opus Dei has once again asked Sony Pictures to consider editing the soon-to-be-released film The Da Vinci Code, based on Dan Brown’s bestseller, so that it would “not contain references that might hurt Catholics.”

Archdiocese names chancellor responsible for monitoring sex abuse by clergy

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francis George has named the chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago to oversee future allegations of sexual abuse by clergy.

States taking a stand against abortion

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life politicians are steadily chipping away the effect of Roe v. Wade on state laws, announced Concerned Women of America (CWA) in a press release. The organization provided an update on the status of abortion laws across the country. 

Morning after pill to be distributed at popular Brazilian festival

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In addition to the massive distribution of condoms, health officials in the Brazilian state of Bahia announced they would be distributing the morning after pill during the upcoming Carnaval celebrations.

Medellin mayor’s office launches expensive homosexual propaganda campaign

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The mayor’s office of Medellin, Colombia, has launched an expensive propaganda campaign to foster greater acceptance of homosexuality in all its variants.Under the theme, “Life is more peaceful if we talk about our differences,” the mayor’s office will distribute posters, flyers, postcards and other written materials in restaurants and public places promoting the different forms of homosexuality.

Pakistani bishops condemn attack on church and Christian community

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Justice and Peace Commission of the Pakistani Bishops’ Conference has strongly condemned new attacks on the Christian community in Sialkot, where Muslims vandalized a Catholic church.  According to the Fides news agency, the attack took place on February 3 and resulted in numerous injuries as well as the profanation of the church.

Salesians celebrate 100 years of service to young people in China

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Salesian congregation, founded by St. John Bosco, is celebrating 100 years of service to the young people of China.

Pope meets with Lebanese Prime Minister, encourages care for Middle East Christians, peaceful demonstrations against Muslim cartoons

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI met with Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, to whom he stressed the need for peace in the troubled Holy Land--particularly for Christians, and regarding violence over recent Danish cartoons, found offensive to many Muslims.

Vatican Radio turns 75, Pope praises its service to the Gospel

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today plans for an upcoming press conference which will mark 75 years of Vatican Radio and look toward the future of the influential, worldwide station.

Italian Court allows crucifix in classrooms , described as “symbol of values which underlie our constitution, our way of living"

Feb 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Italy's highest administrative court ruled on Wednesday that crucifixes should remain in the country's classrooms as a symbol of key Italian values. The judges explained that, as well as being a religious symbol, it was also a symbol of "the values which underlie and inspire our constitution, our way of living together peacefully".