Archive of August 6, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 6, 2007

Chilean diocese organizes Social Week: “The love of Christ impels us”

Aug 6, 2007 - 11:03 am .- The Diocese of Iquique (Chile) will hold a Social Week August 11-18 in order to train “volunteers in each one of the organizations that are part of our social ministry.”  The diocesan director of social ministry, Marcos Rojas, said, “Whoever feels the love of the Lord who saves us spring up in his heart, cannot remain unconcerned without responding.”

Argentineans celebrate feast of St. Cajetan, patron of divine providence

Aug 6, 2007 - 11:00 am .- The Shrine of St. Cajetan in the Buenos Aires district of Liniers will celebrate the feast day of its patron on August 7, with Argentineans coming together to give thanks for favors received and to pray for their needs.

Hong Kong diocese issues revised version of papal letter to China’s Catholics

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:55 am .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has issued a revised version of the Vatican's Chinese translation of Pope Benedict XVI's letter to Catholics in China.

100 House members sign onto Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:50 am .- More than 100 members of the House have signed onto a federal bill that would require abortion providers to give women seeking abortions information on the unborn baby and the intense pain the baby experiences in the abortion process.

Woman awarded settlement after hospital performs abortion against her will

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:42 am .- A National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust has agreed to pay a woman £27,500 in an out-of-court settlement for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent, reported The Guardian.

Catholic charity forced to turn away children due to new gay law

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:38 am .- One of the largest and oldest Roman Catholic adoption agencies in England, Catholic Care, will stop finding parents for children in need due to the government’s new laws on homosexual adoptions.

Pope remembers Cardinal Lustiger as a “pastor who was passionate in the search for God”

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:36 am .- In a personally signed telegram, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his profound sorrow at the passion of Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, who he described as a man of faith and of dialogue. The Pope sent a message to Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois, the current Archbishop of Paris, in which he expressed his “profound unity in prayer with the Archdiocese of Paris, with the members of his family and with all those affected by the disappearance of this grand figure of the Church in France.”

Adultery charges dropped in case against Archbishop Pius Ncube

Aug 6, 2007 - 10:25 am .- The sensational adultery lawsuit against Archbishop Pius Ncube has an interesting new development. According to The Standard, papers were just filed in the High Court indicating that the charge of adultery has been dropped from the case against the archbishop.

President of Uganda invites Pope Benedict to visit

Aug 6, 2007 - 09:37 am .- The visit of Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has provided the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, with the chance to extend an invitation for Pope Benedict to visit the East African country.

French Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger dies at 80

Aug 6, 2007 - 05:37 am .- Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris and one of the key players on the European stage during the second half of the 20th century, died in Paris on Sunday at the age of 80. Cardinal Lustiger had been in a Paris hospital since April 23.  In October of 2006 he told the priests and deacons of Paris he was suffering from “a serious illness.”