Archive of September 14, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 14, 2007

Father seeking to prevent handicapped daughter from having an abortion

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:20 am .- The father of a young handicapped girl who has been authorized to undergo an abortion is seeking to stop the procedure and has promised to help raise his grandson.

Parents’ association in Spain calls for resignation of Minister of Education

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:12 am .- The National Catholic Confederation of Associations of Parents of Students is calling for the resignation of Spain’s Minister of Education and Science, Mercedes Cabrera, over her incompetence in addressing the decline in education in the country.

Korean church officials warn about meeting with Archbishop Milingo

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:09 am .- The Archdiocese of Seoul has cautioned Catholics against meeting or consulting with the excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who is currently residing in South Korea with his wife.

Navarro-Valls: Focus of Benedict XVI’s pontificate is “ministering to the intellect”

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:05 am .- The former director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, said he was not surprised by the success of Pope Benedict XVI’s book, “Jesus of Nazareth,” and said, “In my opinion, the center, the principal focal point of this pontificate is what I would call the ministry of the intellect. 

Head of federation of religious in Spain says government sponsored course should be excluded from schools

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:03 am .- In an interview with the Spanish weekly “Alba,” the secretary general of the Spanish Federation of Religious Teachers, Father Manuel de Castro, admitted for the first time that the controversial course Education for Citizenship should be kept out of all schools and he asked officials to accept the objections of parents who do not want their kids to be taught “moral principles they do not share.”

Benedict XVI receives the President of Sudan

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:03 am .- This morning, Omar Hassan Ahmed El-Bashir, president of the Republic of Sudan, was received in audience by the Holy Father Benedict XVI in his summer residence at Castelgandolfo. The president also met with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States and, until last year, the pope’s representative in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

EWTN expands coverage in Chile

Sep 14, 2007 - 11:00 am .- The Eternal Word Television Network has expanded its coverage in Chile thanks to IPTV digital television, which is operated by Telefonica del Sur, and will offer the signal 24/7.

Ave Maria Law School may face threat to accreditation

Sep 14, 2007 - 10:57 am .- The Ave Maria School of Law, which has been embroiled in a bitter dispute over a planned move from Michigan to Florida, may face a challenge to its continued accreditation, according to a letter released last week by the law school's dean, Bernard Dobranski. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a committee of the American Bar Association notified the school over the summer that it appears to have failed to take the necessary steps to keep a qualified faculty.  

Army of Mary excommunicated by the Vatican

Sep 14, 2007 - 10:46 am .- The Vatican has excommunicated members of the controversial Community of the Lady of All Nations, better known as the Army of Mary, based in the Archdiocese of Quebec.

Vatican, US bishops investigating Georgetown theologian

Sep 14, 2007 - 10:46 am .- Both the Vatican and the U.S. bishops are investigating a book, which raises issues about the uniqueness of Christ and the Church. Fr. Peter Phan of Georgetown University authored the book, titled Being Religious Interreligiously.

Vatican addresses Terri Schiavo case, end-of-life issues

Sep 14, 2007 - 10:00 am .- With end-of-life issues receiving an increasing amount of attention in recent years, the bishops of the United States sent a series of questions to the Vatican about providing food and water to those near death. Today the Vatican published its response to these questions and implicitly condemned the treatment of Terri Schiavo, a comatose Florida woman who was starved to death when her husband and doctors withheld food from her.The replies to the questions posed by the bishops were published in a document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and were approved by the Holy Father.

Bishop strives to end abortion in North Dakota

Sep 14, 2007 - 09:37 am .- In a letter posted on the Diocese of Fargo Web site, Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, Bishop of Fargo, encourages the faithful to participate in the national, ecumenical “40 Days for Life” campaign.