Archive of May 25, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 25, 2007

President of HLI to expose the Devil

May 25, 2007 - 12:32 pm .- Fr. Tom Euteneuer, the president of Human Life International, wants to talk about a hot topic—exorcism and deliverance from the Devil. According to Euteneuer, the approach of Pentecost is all the more reason for to speak of the remedy to the Devil, the Holy Spirit.

International conference aims to emphasize importance of Latin for Europe

May 25, 2007 - 12:16 pm .- An international conference organized by the National Research Council of Italy and the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences will take place May 25-26 in Rome with the intention of recovering the value of Latin for the future of Europe.

Spain becomes EU country will highest divorce rate

May 25, 2007 - 12:14 pm .- According to a report by the Institute for Family Policy, with more than 141,817 divorces in 2006—one every 3.7 minutes—Spain has become the country with the highest divorce rate in the European Union.

Pope reaffirms Catholic identity of Eastern European nations

May 25, 2007 - 12:12 pm .- On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI met with officials of Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and encouraged both countries to reaffirm their Christian identity as the backbone of their nations and cultures.

Blair hoping to meet Pope Benedict XVI before leaving post

May 25, 2007 - 12:08 pm .- Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to have an audience with Pope Benedict XVI before stepping down next month.

Calif. activist calls for greater health care, not assisted suicide

May 25, 2007 - 12:07 pm .- Opposition to the California Assisted Suicide bill is increasing, according to Ann Guerra, chair of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. She is one of many disabled activists who have been working to defeat the assisted suicide bill.

Great Continental Mission should be a new Pentecost, says Cardinal Hummes

May 25, 2007 - 12:02 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Claudio Hummes, said this week the “Great Continental Mission” that will be launched at the end of the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council “should be born of our openness to the urging of the Holy Spirit and should thus constitute a new Pentecost.”

Experts confirm abortifacient potential of morning-after pill

May 25, 2007 - 11:33 am .- The most recent scientific study on Levonorgestrel, the essential component of the “morning-after pill” or “emergency contraceptive,” confirms that the drug does indeed have a third effect on users, which consists in preventing the implantation of a fertilized ovum in the womb of the mother.

California State Senate passes sex ed. bill that promotes gender confusion

May 25, 2007 - 10:53 am .- Radical legislation, mandating that schoolchildren as young as kindergarten learn about transsexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality, has passed the California State Senate. SB 777 requires textbooks, instructional materials, and school-sponsored activities to positively portray cross-dressing, sex-change operations, same-sex marriages, all aspects of homosexuality and bisexuality, and so-called "gay history." Silence on these sexual lifestyles will not be allowed.

US bishops welcome bipartisan trade policy, urge protections for poor farmers

May 25, 2007 - 10:50 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said it welcomes the recent announcement of the bipartisan trade policy as a significant step in creating a more just and equitable U.S. trade policy.“At a time of deep polarization in our country, your announcement also marks a refreshing example of consensus and cooperation among political leaders, one that should be expanded to other areas of our national debate,” wrote Bishop Thomas Wenski in a recent letter on behalf of the USCCB.

Bill Maher lets loose anti-Catholic attack

May 25, 2007 - 05:52 am .- It sounds as though yet another radio show host has crossed the line. Bill Maher, a person known for his anti-Catholic views, treated his listeners to a tirade this last week that rivals Don Imus’ performance. He began with an attack on the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and then launched into a rant against Catholicism: