Archive of January 20, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 20, 2008

Runaway archbishop publishes autobiography

Jan 20, 2008 - 08:49 pm .- Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the former chief prelate of the Catholic Church in Zambia who was excommunicated after marrying and attempting to ordain four married priests as bishops, has published his memoirs, BBC News reports.

“Christianophobia” documented online by Europe for Christ

Jan 20, 2008 - 06:59 pm .- The non-governmental organization (NGO) Europe for Christ wants to combat and document what it sees as a growing phenonmenon in Europe—Christianophobia—or an irrational fear of Christians or Christianity.

25,000 attend West Coast Walk for Life, event continues to grow

Jan 20, 2008 - 05:55 pm .- After hearing two speeches from the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and a woman who survived an abortion, an estimated 25,000 marchers on Saturday walked 2.5 miles along the San Francisco waterfront to support pregnant women and to protest legalized abortion.

Vatican again condemns human cloning after reported cloning success

Jan 20, 2008 - 05:41 pm .- Following news that corporate researchers had successfully cloned human embryos using the corporation founder’s own cells, the Vatican on Friday reiterated its condemnation of embryonic cloning research, Reuters reports.

Christendom announces 10th annual high school summer program

Jan 20, 2008 - 02:00 pm .- Christendom College’s annual summer program for rising high school seniors will be held on its Front Royal, Virginia, campus in two different sessions from June 22 to 29 (one-week) and from July 6 to July 19 (two-week).

President Bush proclaims National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Jan 20, 2008 - 12:56 pm .- On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Hundreds of thousands crowd St. Peter’s Square in support of Pope Benedict

Jan 20, 2008 - 12:07 pm .- Droves of Italians flocked to St. Peter’s Square this morning to give Pope Benedict XVI the welcome he was denied this week at La Sapienza University.

"Never grow tired of praying for Christian unity", Pope tells crowd

Jan 20, 2008 - 12:03 pm .- After greeting a throng of some 200,000 people who came to St. Peter’s Square to prayerfully support Pope Benedict, the Holy Father turned to the subject of his Angelus address, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Pope exhorted the faithful in his reflections to “never grow tired of praying for unity among Christians!”

Exorcist priest warns against "hidden knowledge” trend in Mexico

Jan 20, 2008 - 02:31 am .- Fr. Jose Luis del Rio y Santiago of the Mexican Diocese of Saltillo, who carried out an exorcism during a healing Mass last Monday, warned against the trend of seeking supposed secret knowledge, and the consulting of healers and fortune tellers, saying such practices “open the door to Satanism.”