Archive of August 15, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 15, 2007

Catholic media group to launch ambitious website

Aug 15, 2007 - 02:01 pm .- On September 1, the digital world will see the launch of a new Catholic media initiative called The new website is the latest effort of the Morley Publishing Group (MPG), perhaps best known for its magazine Crisis, to remain on the cutting edge of media communication.

PRI uses videos to expose use of US taxpayer dollars to fund abortion overseas

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:51 am .- A pro-life organization has launched an initiative to put an end to U.S. taxpayer support for abortions abroad.

U.S. Lutheran vote to refrain from disciplining gay clergy

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:41 am .- The nation's largest Lutheran denomination passed a measure on Saturday calling on church leaders to "refrain from or demonstrate restraint" in disciplining gay clergy in committed relationships, reported the Chicago Sun Times.

Archbishop announces schedule of Pope’s trip to Loreto

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:34 am .- Archbishop Gianni Danzi of Loreto has announced details of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to Loreto on September 1 and 2, where he will meet with young people and will visit the Marian shrine there.

Father Bossi says work of evangelization will go on in Philippines despite risks

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:29 am .- Father Giancarlo Bossi of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missionaries (PIFM), who was released last July 19 after being held captive for 39 days by Muslim extremists, said this week, “We will not leave our places of work despite the risks we may encounter” in Mindanao, Philippines.

Man in Iran lashed for being Christian

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:14 am .- Iranian authorities lashed a man 34 times after a copy of the Gospel was found in his car, according to an AKI report, filed Aug. 14.

Diocese of Palencia will open Family Counseling Center in September

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:12 am .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Palencia (Spain) announced this week the diocese would open its Family Counseling Center next month.

Archbishop denounces “Catholics” who fight against Church teaching

Aug 15, 2007 - 10:04 am .- During a recent radio program, Archbishop Domingo Salvador Castagna of Corrientes (Argentina) denounced those who claim to be Catholic yet fight against the Church’s authentic teachings.

Journalist “hired” to attack the Church in Mexico challenged to back up claims

Aug 15, 2007 - 09:50 am .- The Cardinal of Mexico City, Norberto Rivera, has been asked to provide information about a sexual abuse case in Los Angeles. The court deposition has become the occasion for his critics to accuse the cardinal of drumming up non-existent support.

"The protection of Mary accompanies us throughout our lives"--Pope Benedict XVI

Aug 15, 2007 - 09:17 am .- “The protection of Mary accompanies you throughout your life”, the Pope reminded the faithful today, before reciting the Angelus prayer on the Feast of the Assumption. The Holy Father also expressed his hope that her example may “inspire and sustain” those who follow Christ and so share in the glory of the Resurrection. Addressing the crowd outside the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo, the Pope explained that because Our Lady is now assumed into heaven, she “is not far from us, but rather remains ever closer to us, and her light is projected on our life and on the entire history of humanity.”

Dutch bishop says Christians should call God ‘Allah’

Aug 15, 2007 - 09:15 am .- Bishop Martinus Muskens of Breda, Netherlands, suggested in an interview with Radio Netherlands that Christians should refer to God as Allah, which would promote better relations with Muslims.