Archive of September 27, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 27, 2007

Six Army of Mary sisters in Arkansas excommunicated

Sep 27, 2007 - 02:17 pm .- In its 165 years of existence, the Diocese of Little Rock had never experienced its members being excommunicated, that is, until recently. Six sisters in Hot Springs, Arkansas were automatically excommunicated due to their participation in the Community of the Lady of All Nations, or more commonly called, the Army of Mary. 

Miller pulls sponsorship from San Francisco homosexual “Leather Event”

Sep 27, 2007 - 11:25 am .- Following an uproar over its sponsorship of the annual homosexual event known as the Folsom Street Fair, Miller Brewing Company has pulled its support from the event.

Bishop denounces Chavez reforms designed to tighten grip on power

Sep 27, 2007 - 11:06 am .- The president of the Venezuelan Plenary Council, Bishop Emeritus Ovidio Perez Morales, said this week the constitutional reforms proposed by the government are designed to monopolize and centralize power in the hands of President Hugo Chavez.

Costa Rican archbishop dismisses flyer that claims he’s against free trade agreement

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:55 am .- Archbishop Hugo Barrantes of San Jose, Costa Rica, stated that a flyer circulating through the city that claims he is opposed to the Free Trade Agreement is an “abuse” and is “completely out of place.”

Bishops of Myanmar call for prayer as violent protests escalate

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:52 am .- The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) has called on Catholics to pray for their country as street demonstrations by Buddhist monks against the military government which has ruled for 45 years entered a second week.

Detroit-area Catholic school evacuated

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:39 am .- St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School was evacuated Wednesday after close to a dozen children became sick during a school Mass.

Pro-abortion totalitarianism hovers over Argentina like a “sinister threat,” archbishop warns

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:28 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata has denounced the actions of various federal and local officials, including Argentina’s Minister of Justice and the Supreme Court, for conspiring to allow a handicapped girl who became pregnant through rape to have an abortion, and he warned that “the totalitarianism of the pro-abortionists hovers over Argentina like a sinister threat.  Like the shadow of Herod.”

HLI president encourages Catholics who supported Schiavo killing to "seriously repent and re-evaluate consciences"

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:22 am .- The president of Human Life International, Father Tom Euteneuer, said recently that the latest document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on nutrition and hydration for terminal patients should lead Catholics who supported the killing of Terri Schiavo to "seriously repent and re-evaluate their consciences."In an article for, Father Euteneuer referred to the response of the CDF to a question by the US bishops about whether it was morally obligatory to give food and water to a patient in a vegetative state.  “Even though a child can figure out that it's not right to starve people to death, the Vatican set the issue to rest this week,” he said. ...

Catholic Georgetown U. to fund student internships at abortion agencies

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:18 am .- The oldest Catholic university in the nation has changed its policy to permit grants to law students who intern with abortion agencies, such as Planned Parenthood.

New Jersey abortion facility surrenders license, closes doors

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:18 am .- The Alternatives abortion clinic in Atlantic City, New Jersey, opted to surrender its license to the state instead of correcting the list of health violations detailed in a 116-page report.

Episcopal leaders act to avert a schism, vow restraint on more gay bishops

Sep 27, 2007 - 10:00 am .- The Episcopal bishops of the United States, attempting to avoid a schism, promised to "exercise restraint" by not approving more gay bishops and not authorizing a formal ritual for blessing same-sex unions.The pledge is part of an eight-point statement issued Sept. 25 in the final minutes of a six-day meeting in New Orleans, reported the Globe. According to church officials, it reduces the likelihood that the Episcopal Church will be ousted from the 77 million-member global Anglican Communion.  

Catholic Charities USA Calls on Congress and the President to Protect

Sep 27, 2007 - 09:14 am .- Catholic Charities USA today urged Congress and the White House to avoid partisan positioning and instead come together to pass a comprehensive children's health insurance bill.