Archive of October 1, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 1, 2007

Don't blame the children - Senate should OK plan for kids of illegals

Oct 1, 2007 - 01:06 pm .- Comprehensive immigration reform midwifed by Florida Republican Sen. Mel Martinez was stillborn earlier this summer. The consequences of this failure are real.

Abortion supporters disrupt Mass at Cathedral of Managua, attempt to receive Communion

Oct 1, 2007 - 11:51 am .- Just yesterday, feminists and pro-abortion supporters interrupted Mass at the Cathedral of Managua in Nicaragua and attempted to receive Holy Communion.  When they were refused, according to church law, they reacted violently and forced the celebrant to end the Mass.The decision by the celebrant, Father Bismark Conde, to deny them Communion bothered the women, some of whom are members of “Catholics for a Free Choice.”  They remained in the church and demanded to receive the Eucharist.  

Six priests ordained bishops by Pope Benedict on the Feast of the Archangels

Oct 1, 2007 - 11:24 am .- On Saturday in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI ordained six priests as bishops and spoke about how they should follow the examples of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, whose feast was on the same day.

Bishop reminds Muslims: There is no Iraq without Christians

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:49 am .- During a dinner with 150 Muslim representatives marking the end of Ramadan, Archbishop Louis Sako said, “There is no Iraq without Christians.”

Pope mourns death of first archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:41 am .- Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram last Friday expressing his condolences at the death of Cardinal Adam Kozlowiecki, a Jesuit missionary from Poland and Holocaust survivor who died in Lusaka, Zambia at the age of 96.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in Argentina

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:41 am .- More than 800,000 people from across Argentina and other countries gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in the city of San Nicolas de los Arroyos on September 25 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Marian apparitions there.

House Speaker Pelosi criticized for dismissing blasphemous ad, indecent festival

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:32 am .- Following controversy over San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair and its lewd, profane advertisements, United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has faced strident criticism for refusing to condemn the event and its publicity.The Folsom Street Fair, a homosexual festival of hedonism scheduled for Sunday September 30, receives some taxpayer funding and is co-sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company.  It has been advertised using a mocking re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper, with costumed sadomasochists taking the place of Christ and His Disciples.  

Michigan Catholic Conference launches stem cell education campaign

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:27 am .- Michigan Catholics will soon receive educational material about stem cell research from the Michigan Catholic Conference explaining how the use of adult stem cells is ethical, unlike embryonic stem cell research which destroys life. 

Missionary priest killed in Sri Lanka

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:22 am .- The SIR news agency is reporting that Father Nicholas Pillai Packiya Ranjith, a diocesan missionary priest, was killed in Sri Lanka by a mine detonated by remote control.

Archbishop Gomez: journalists can’t tell America’s story without religion

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:16 am .- In an address to the annual conference of the Religion Newswriters' Association, Archbishop José Gomez of the Archdiocese of San Antonio exhorted journalists to pursue truth, clarity, and understanding among peoples. 

Myanmar Catholic clergy avoid protests, urge prayer and fasting

Oct 1, 2007 - 09:46 am .- The massive protests against Myanmar's military rulers have included thousands of Buddhist monks facing military troops and riot police armed with guns, clubs, and tear gas.  Security forces raided Buddhist monasteries and hundreds of monks were also arrested.  But the Associated Press reports that Catholic clergy and religious have been ordered to avoid open activism and street protest.

I hope for a peaceful solution and give my assurances of intense prayer, says Pope about Myanmar

Oct 1, 2007 - 09:20 am .- Yesterday afternoon when he had finished reciting the Angelus, Pope Benedict said that he hoped that a peaceful solution can be found to the confrontation between the military-backed government and the population which is protesting for democracy.

Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for the month of October

Oct 1, 2007 - 09:09 am .- Pope Benedict's intentions for the month of October are focused on the theme of bearing witness. They are as follows...