Archive of September 4, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 4, 2007

Cardinal Bergoglio slams those “who think they own life”

Sep 4, 2007 - 11:10 am .- During a Mass on the feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, slammed those who “think they own life,” and he said, “We are all invited to the banquet of life.”

Chilean senate to vote on bill that would legalize homosexual unions

Sep 4, 2007 - 11:09 am .- The organization Muevete Chile has launched a campaign to persuade the Chilean Senate not to approve an anti-discrimination bill that would open the door to homosexual unions.

Our Church “without borders” is called to welcome the immigrant, says Guatemalan bishop

Sep 4, 2007 - 11:03 am .- The head of Migrant Ministry of the Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala, Bishop Rodolfo Bobadilla Mata, said this week that immigration should not be viewed as a problem but as “a great resource” for humanity. He also emphasized that the Church, which has no borders, should welcome immigrants, who are forced to leave their places of origin in search of a better future.

Educational programs pushing anthropology without God, denounces Spanish cardinal

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:58 am .- The archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, denounced educational programs in the country that aim for “the disappearance of man, of the truth about man,” despite the fact that man’s greatness is “found in God.”

Christian Liberation Movement calls for electoral laws allowing Cubans “to elect and be elected”

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:58 am .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, said a letter has been sent to the Cuban National Congress calling for the approval of a new electoral law allowing Cubans to run for political office and have free elections, instead of the current system that only allows one candidate to run.

Catholic Familyland to host 20th annual family conference

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:52 am .- Catholic Familyland, the 950- acre center in Southeastern Ohio, will host its 20th annual international "Totus Tuus Consecrate Them in Truth" Family Conference this month.

Venezuelan priest fears government interference in Catholic schools will lead to civil war

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:49 am .- The Venezuelan government is increasingly interfering with Catholic education, leading to divisions across the country and possibly paving the road for a civil war. 

Church attributed with development of Sri Lankan film industry

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:48 am .- An award-winning Sri Lankan filmmaker credits the Catholic Church’s media initiatives with having developed and improved the country’s film industry.

Notre Dame to offer Latin Mass in the fall

Sep 4, 2007 - 10:36 am .- The University of Notre Dame has announced it will offer the Mass in its extraordinary form, that is in Latin, on campus as soon as the necessary requirements, outlined in Pope Benedict’s motu proprio July 7, are fulfilled.

Archbishop Nichols calls for liturgical renewal based on 1962 Latin Mass; Rome pays attention

Sep 4, 2007 - 09:53 am .- Archbishop Vincent Nichols has enthusiastically endorsed Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio concerning the renewal of the 1962 Latin Mass. In a speech to the Latin Mass society in Oxford this last week, he said, “[p]lease remember that what you study here is not a relic, not a reverting to the past, but part of the living tradition of the Church.”This warm reception of the new motu proprio is far from typical, according to the British paper The Times.

Rabbi praises Pope Benedict for his clear teaching

Sep 4, 2007 - 09:33 am .- A rabbi from Monsey, New York, has lauded Pope Benedict XVI for reinstating the Latin Mass and affirming that only Catholic Church qualifies as the one, true Church.In an article titled The Pope’s Got A Point and published in the July 18 issue of The Jewish Press, Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz says he is “not at all put off by the fact that the leader of another religion sees that religion as primary.”