Archive of January 22, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 22, 2008

Abortion lobby plans expensive election campaigns for 2008

Jan 22, 2008 - 08:22 pm .- The pro-abortion-rights organization and reproductive health provider Planned Parenthood is planning a major effort to elect abortion supporters to Congress and the White House in the 2008 elections, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Annual March for Life draws tens of thousands to defend the unborn

Jan 22, 2008 - 07:00 pm .- Today tens of thousands of people committed to supporting the sanctity of human life rallied on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life.  The theme for this year’s march is “Build unity on the life principles throughout America – No exception! No compromise!”

President Bush addresses 2008 March for Life

Jan 22, 2008 - 05:17 pm .- Speaking from the East Room of the White House, President George W. Bush addressed pro-life protestors at the Washington March for Life rally Tuesday morning, saying, “I’m proud to be standing with you.”

Rep. Chris Smith addresses March for Life, disparages Obama’s “empathy deficit”

Jan 22, 2008 - 04:04 pm .- “Today, 35 years after the infamous Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion on demand throughout pregnancy, we mourn the estimated 50 million innocent girls and boys whose lives were cut off by abortion—a staggering loss of children’s lives, equal to six times the total number of people living in my home state of New Jersey,” said Representative Chris Smith as he addressed participants at the March for Life this morning.

Italian Cardinal: Catholics should be more courageous in the public square

Jan 22, 2008 - 02:26 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, said in an interview that Catholics should have a more courageous and coherent presence in the public square.

Pro-Life Wisconsin marks somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jan 22, 2008 - 02:15 pm .- On the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Life Wisconsin is marking the day in many ways: through affiliate events, prayer and a presence in Washington, D.C.

Professionals denounce new measures by Spanish government against the family

Jan 22, 2008 - 01:02 pm .- The independent Spanish organization, “Professionals for Ethics,” issued a press release last weekend criticizing the country’s Ministry of Health for a series of new measures against the authority of parents and the family.

Colombian president calls for support of Church’s mediation in release of kidnapped

Jan 22, 2008 - 11:54 am .- President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia called for support on Sunday for a mediation proposal put forth by the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, together with Spain, Switzerland and France, in order to achieve a humanitarian accord for the release of the hostages being held by the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Influential Catholic leaders: Civility in politics not as important as justice for unborn

Jan 22, 2008 - 11:38 am .- "Rather than giving pro-abortion Catholic politicians a pass, we should vote them out of office and encourage them to repent,” said Austin Ruse, the president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) on Monday.Ruse made his comments as he and 95 other influential Catholics responded to the “Call for Civility” in politics statement released last November.

Upcoming congress to focus on Code of Canon Law

Jan 22, 2008 - 11:25 am .- The Vatican held a press conference today to present the upcoming congress theme: “Canon Law in the Life of the Church, research and perspectives in the context of recent Pontifical Magisterium.” 

Local bishop skips Ave Maria University dedication amid complications

Jan 22, 2008 - 06:02 am .- Ave Maria University’s dedication of its new oratory has been delayed as Ave Maria organizers continue to seek Bishop of Venice Frank Dewane’s presence to consecrate the building, the Naples Daily News reports.

Co-pilot thanks “the man upstairs” for averting catastrophic plane crash

Jan 22, 2008 - 05:15 am .- Co-pilot John Coward, who was at the controls of a Boeing 777 on Friday when the plane’s engines failed, credited God for averting a “major catastrophe,” Agence-France Presse reports.

Professors’ abortion debate attracts hundreds at University of Colorado

Jan 22, 2008 - 03:11 am .- A Catholic-sponsored debate about the ethics of abortion packed hundreds into an auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, CO this past Friday night. The debate featured two prominent philosophy professors—Drs. Peter Kreeft and David Boonin—who defended their views on the ethics of abortion.

Orthodox town retrieves saint’s relics from Catholic monastery

Jan 22, 2008 - 01:01 am .- The relics of St. Peter of Argos, a tenth-century bishop and miracle-worker, have been returned to the town of which he is patron saint, the Katherimini newspaper reports.