Archive of September 26, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 26, 2007

From fighter pilot to courageous mother: the story of Caroline Aigle

Sep 26, 2007 - 01:17 pm .- Caroline Aigle would have turned 33 on September 12. The first female fighter pilot of the French military and future astronaut died of cancer on August 21.  The country is still mourning her death and continues to be moved by her sacrifice: she was five months pregnant when she learned she had cancer and she chose to postpone her treatment so her baby could be born.

Brazilian baby with anencephaly now ten months old

Sep 26, 2007 - 12:14 pm .- Little Marcela de Jesus Galante Ferrerira continues to surprise the world.  She is now ten months old despite doctors’ predictions that she would die soon after being born.  She suffers from anencephaly, a birth defect in which the brain does not develop.

Conference to assist in healing men from the trauma of abortion

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:33 am .- St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco is hosting a conference that will address the effects of abortion on men by focusing on research, the trauma of those involved, and the counseling aspects of an abortion. 

Christians in Middle East bridge between cultures, says expert

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:28 am .- The director of the Al-Liqa Center for Inter-Religious Research of Bethlehem, Dr. Geries S. Khoury, said this week Christians in the Middle East are “a solid bridge between the East and the West” as they share both Arabic and Western tradition.

Buffalo Bill’s property to house the only Carmelite monks in America

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:26 am .- A former Carmelite hermit, Fr. Daniel Mary, who founded a monastic community in 2003, has the unusual problem of finding a larger home for the flourishing monastery. The possible solution for the community is one that reminds you that their home is in the Wild West.

Organization says persecution of Christians in Iraq continues

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:23 am .- The Iraqi organization Christians in Need said this week that Christians in that country continue to suffer persecution.  According to a report in the Italian news agency SIR, “More than 2,000 families have take refuge in one parish with only the clothes on their backs.  Christians live in terror and are subject to intimidations. They don’t know what awaits them in the future.”

Homosexuals scoff at Last Supper by displaying sex toys

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:17 am .- Organizers of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair -- sponsored by Miller Brewing Co. -- have come up with a bizarre and offensive poster to promote the self-described “world’s largest leather event”.  The poster depicts Christ and His disciples as leather clad homosexual sadomasochists and instead of sharing bread and wine they are shown with a table full of sex toys.

John Paul II’s "relics" not for sale, officials say

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:02 am .- The postulator of the cause for beatification of Pope John Paul II has clarified that free prayer cards accompanied by a piece of the late Pope's cassock, are not part of a publicity stunt nor are they for sale, despite some media reports to the contrary.

Aurora pro-lifers file lawsuit against Planned Parenthood

Sep 26, 2007 - 11:02 am .- Two pro-life supporters in Aurora filed a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that Planned Parenthood Chicago Area President and CEO Steve Trombley has libeled them on several occasions in the past month. Attorney Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society represents both Joe and Eric Scheidler and their pro-life groups in this complaint, reported The Aurora Beacon.  

Stabbed priest prays for attacker

Sep 26, 2007 - 10:49 am .- A priest stabbed at his mission on Sydney's north-west side last month says he has been praying for his attacker.

Former Archbishop Ncube denies rumors he will run for president

Sep 26, 2007 - 10:15 am .- The former archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Pius Ncube, said he will remain a human rights advocate and that he has no intention of running for the country's presidency in next year's elections as rumored.

Italian Bishops appalled over screening of embryos in violation of law

Sep 26, 2007 - 09:58 am .- The Catholic Church in Italy voiced outrage on Tuesday after a Sardinian court allowed the screening of embryos produced with assisted fertility techniques.

The Gospel must reach all of society not just the poor, says Pope Benedict

Sep 26, 2007 - 09:53 am .- The Holy Father traveled to the Vatican from his summer house in Castelgandolfo this morning for his weekly General Audience, which he delivered to the 20,000 pilgrims gathered to listen. Pope Benedict focused on how St. John Chrysostom set about to reform the Church immediately after being made the bishop of Constantinople in 397 and on how his reform encompassed all of society.