Archive of August 23, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 23, 2007

Sex-selective abortions skyrocket in India

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:23 am .- The increasingly more widespread use of technology in India to enable mothers to know the sex of their unborn babies has led to a significant increase in the number of aborted girls, according to pro-life activists and government officials.

Africans demand countries follow Ugandan model of abstinence in order to stop AIDS

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:19 am .- The website has published an opinion piece by an African expert who is calling on leaders to follow the successful model of Uganda in the effort to stop AIDS, placing emphasis on abstinence and conjugal fidelity instead of the use of condoms.

Tiller abortion clinic reopens after record 38 day closure

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:19 am .-  Dr. George Tiller reopened his late-term abortion clinic yesterday, after having been closed a record total of 38 days because of vandalism according to Tiller. However, Operation Rescue representatives doubt that the vandalism is the real reason for the clinics prolonged closure.

Mexican bishops call for civility during annual address by president

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:14 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico this week called on members of Congress members to act with civility and respect when the country’s president delivers his annual address on September 1.

Officials investigating laboratories that are hiding potential abortifacient effect of morning-after pill

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:13 am .- Officials in Argentina are investigating the laboratories of Monte Verde and Biotenk, which market the “morning-after pill” under various brand names, for hiding from consumers the potential abortifacient nature of the drug.

Bishops of Guatemala denounce abortion campaign disguised as “post-abortion care”

Aug 23, 2007 - 11:05 am .- In a document released August 22 which sharply criticizes the anti-life policies of the World Health Organization, the Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala denounced the existence of a veiled pro-abortion campaign that is being portrayed by the Ministry of Health as “post-abortion care.”“Our Constitution projects human life from the moment of conception,” the bishops note in their document, warning against the danger of the Ministry of Health’s campaign promoting post-abortion care, and including the training of medical and paramedical personnel in the use of suction machines on women who are in a “post-abortion situation.”

Episcopal gay bishop to enter into civil partnership

Aug 23, 2007 - 10:49 am .- The openly homosexual Episcopal bishop, Bishop V. Gene Robinson, has planned to enter into a civil partnership with his long-term partner just weeks before next year's Lambeth Conference, reports the Church of England Newspaper.

Archbishop condemns fortune telling as lack of faith

Aug 23, 2007 - 10:37 am .- People who put their trust in horoscopes, astrology and mediums are "colluding with an illusion" and must turn back to place their trust in God, said Archbishop Sean Brady of Armagh and primate of Ireland.

Political ad campaign attacks Catholic candidate for governor

Aug 23, 2007 - 10:35 am .- A political scuffle has ensued between rival candidates who are campaigning to become the next governor of Louisiana. The brouhaha began when Bobby Jindal’s challengers ran a television ad that accuses him of calling Protestants "scandalous, depraved, selfish and heretical.”The 30-second ad features a woman on-screen saying Jindal doesn't respect other people's religion and directs viewers to a website with links to several articles Jindal authored in the 1990s on Catholicism. The ad is running in heavily Protestant central and north Louisiana.

Controversy swirls as sales of Plan B soar

Aug 23, 2007 - 10:19 am .- The often contentious pill known as Plan B has turned out to be a major seller for its manufacturer with sales increasing eightfold since 2004. However, the pill still remains morally objectionable to many.