Archive of September 28, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 28, 2007

Nation's largest wireless provider allows pro-abortion text messages

Sep 28, 2007 - 12:21 pm .- Earlier this morning Verizon chose to reverse yesterday’s decision that Naral Pro-choice America could not send text messages on their wireless network. 

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue issues letter for end of Ramadan

Sep 28, 2007 - 12:12 pm .- Every year the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue issues a message to all Muslims at the end of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast and pray. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, respectively the president and secretary of the council, have called in their letter for Christians and Muslims to promote a culture of peace.

Vatican officials deny claims John Paul II rejected medical care

Sep 28, 2007 - 12:07 pm .- Vatican officials have strongly denied claims by an Italian doctor that John Paul II hastened his own death by “refusing” to accept nourishment through a feeding tube.

Bishops reverse earlier opposition to state law requiring Plan B for rape victims

Sep 28, 2007 - 11:12 am .- The Catholic Bishops of Connecticut have reversed a previous decision and are allowing Catholic hospitals to provide Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, to rape victims without an ovulation test.Their decision comes just days before a new state law would require the distribution of Plan B, regardless of religious beliefs. The Act Concerning Compassionate Care for Victims of Sexual Assault, which takes effect Monday, will require a pregnancy test, but not an ovulation test, before the drug is administered.  

Patriarch denounces legal obstacles in Egypt that hamper the Church

Sep 28, 2007 - 11:08 am .- During a recent visit to the headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, said that while that country’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion and of conscience the contradictory legal situation in Egypt is making life difficult for the Church.

Catholic publisher’s manual on teaching Islam in schools not supported by Spanish bishops

Sep 28, 2007 - 11:04 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain announced Thursday that the publication of a controversial manual on how to teach Islam in schools by SM Publishers, which is operated by the Marianists, was done so with out the knowledge or consent of the bishops.

Paul VI led Church through difficult times with evangelical wisdom, Pope says

Sep 28, 2007 - 11:02 am .-  During difficult times of profound change, Paul VI provided a “precious service” to the Church and the world with evangelical wisdom and courage, guiding the barque of Peter “with evangelical realism and optimism,” fueled by “indomitable faith,” Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday while commemorating the 110th anniversary of the birth of Pope Montini.

Vote Life, Canada! urges Canadian bishops to join 40 Days for Life Campaign

Sep 28, 2007 - 10:53 am .- Vote Life, Canada! is urging Canada’s Catholic bishops to join the 40 Days for Life Campaign, which was launched in the United States Sept. 26 and will run until Nov. 4.

African archbishop claims condoms were infected with AIDS

Sep 28, 2007 - 10:46 am .- The head of the Catholic Church in African country of Mozambique is suspicious of the condom campaigns created to avoid the spread of AIDS and is proposing abstinence instead.

Feminists and false Catholics demand abortion be legalized throughout Mexico

Sep 28, 2007 - 10:27 am .- Representatives of feminist and pro-abortion movements such as “Catholics for a Free Choice,” are demanding that the law allowing abortion in Mexico City be extended to the entire country.

Verizon blocks messages of abortion-rights group

Sep 28, 2007 - 10:19 am .- One of the largest wireless telephone companies in the United States has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America to make its mobile network available for a text-message program.

Catholic League organizing boycott of Miller over 'anti-Christian' event

Sep 28, 2007 - 10:17 am .- Catholic League president Bill Donohue is urging over 200 religious organizations to boycott Miller Brewing Company, which sponsored the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco this week.

Northwestern Minnesota Diocese receives new bishop

Sep 28, 2007 - 09:48 am .- The Diocese of Crookston received a new bishop this morning with Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Monsignor Michael Hoeppner as its next spiritual head. Bishop-elect Hoeppner will replace Bishop Victor Balke who has been the bishop of Crookston since 1976.Msgr. Hoeppner comes to Crookston from the Diocese of Winona, Minnestoa where he is well regarded for his service to the Church.