Archive of September 27, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 27, 2006

Lawyers of pro-abortion candidates harass Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Eusebio Scheid, has refused to sign a court order obtained by the lawyers of a pro-abortion candidate for the Senate that requires him to silence the priests in his archdiocese on matters related to human life.

President of Pontifical Council for Health Care reiterates moral gravity of euthanasia

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, has reiterated the Church’s teaching that euthanasia is a form of murder.

Cardinal reminds Peruvians that Mass is center of the week

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, reminded Peruvians this week that Sunday Mass is the center of each week and encouraged families to attend.

Gang members assassinate priest in El Salvador

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Father Ricardo Antonio Romero, 39, was brutally assassinated Monday in the region of Sonsonate in western El Salvador.

Cardinal George shares how battle with cancer has impacted his faith

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Almost two months after radical surgery for bladder and ureter cancer, Cardinal Francis George says he’s well on his way to recovery, thanks to the power of prayer.

Pope encourages Christians to adhere to the way of the Lord, despite difficulties

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to some 30,000 faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square this morning, Pope Benedict continued his study on the twelve Apostles, speaking of the Apostle Thomas.  The Holy Father said that like Thomas, all Christians should persevere in adhering to the path of the Lord despite the difficulties that will arise.

Benedict says tourism important in promoting dialogue and mutual respect between cultures

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of his General Audience in St. Peter’s Square today, Pope Benedict XVI took a moment to comment on the World Tourism Day, which is celebrated today.

St. Louis priest with disability opposes stem-cell initiative

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A proposed ballot measure that would constitutionally protect human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research in Missouri is facing opposition from pro-life groups and individuals including a young priest who opposes the practices even in the face of claims that his paralyzing injury could be healed through the research.

Religious rights bill moves to Senate

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The passage of the Public Expression of Religion Act in the House yesterday makes one step closer toward ensuring fewer attacks on religious freedoms in the United States, religious-rights groups say. The bill will now go to the Senate for a vote.

Indonesia must protect Christians, says human rights group

Sep 27, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In the aftermath of the executions of three Catholic men, Christian Freedom International said the Indonesian government must protect Christians.