Archive of July 26, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 26, 2007

Expert warns of likely failure of new Spanish school model

Jul 26, 2007 - 02:48 pm .- In an interview with the Archdiocese of Madrid’s weekly paper, Alba, Inger Enkvist, adviser to the Ministry of Education in Sweden, said it was “cynical” that Spain would copy an educational model that is a proven failure. 

Holy Father appoints Bishop for Diocese of Hearst

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:57 am .- The Holy Father appointed Bishop Vincent Cadieux O.M.I. of Moosonee, Canada as the bishop of Hearst, Canada. 

Fake priest deceiving faithful in Argentina

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:52 am .- A forty-year old man who goes by the names Gilmert Dunot and Sarmiento Gilberto José has been posing as a priest in Argentina and deceiving hundreds of Catholics.

Spain still lowest European country least supportive of the family

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:44 am .- The president of the Institute for Family Policy (IFP) in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, said this week the $686 credit per child approved by the Spanish government is not real support for families because it is a measure that is too late, is insufficient and isolated.

Polish priest apologizes for verbal attack on Poland's president

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:29 am .- A Polish priest apologized on Tuesday after calling President Lech Kaczynski a liar and his wife a witch, and making comments considered to be anti-Semitic, reported Reuters.

Children conceived by IVF have greater health problems

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:29 am .- A recent British study has found that children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) have more health problems and spend more time as hospital patients than naturally conceived children.

Ambassador to Holy See says nothing can eradicate Christians from Iraq

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:20 am .- The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See, Albert Edward Ismail Yelda, said this week Christians in the that country “are the seeds of the land of Mesopotamia, and I don’t think there is a force on this earth strong enough to eradicate them.”

Archbishop says attacks on Church attempt to distract from constitutional reforms

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:11 am .- The president of the Committee for Media and Culture of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Archbishop Baltazar Porras, denounced President Hugo Chavez for escalating his rhetoric against the Catholic Church, saying he is trying to distract Venezuelans from fundamental issues such as constitutional reform, the education of children and young people.

Doctor saves mother and her unborn child who was subjected to RU-486

Jul 26, 2007 - 10:03 am .- A 20-year-old woman changed her mind after taking abortion drug RU-486 and, after progesterone treatment, gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Pope calls for protection of environment, says creation-evolution debate is ‘absurdity’

Jul 26, 2007 - 09:52 am .- The debate between creationism and evolution is an “absurdity” since evolution can coexist with faith, said Pope Benedict XVI this week while vacationing in the mountains of northern Italy. While there is much scientific proof to support evolution, the theory cannot exclude a role by God, he said according to MSNBC News.

Chinese clarify: Pope can visit only if Vatican cuts ties with Taiwan

Jul 26, 2007 - 09:41 am .- The second in command of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, Mr. Liu Bainian, has said that a visit by the Pope to China requires certain conditions be met first. Mr. Bainian’s comments came in lieu of an interview that he gave to the Italian daily La Repubblica earlier this week. In that interview he said, “I hope with all my strength to be able to see the pope one day here in Beijing, celebrating Mass for us Chinese." However, he claims that this quote was taken out of context.