Archive of January 27, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 27, 2008

Filipino priest’s healing ministry under observation after two die

Jan 27, 2008 - 09:58 pm .- A priest’s healing ministry in the Philippines that attracts thousands of people will continue to be monitored following two deaths at a crowded healing service, said a senior official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Sun Star reports. 

Ohio celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Jan 27, 2008 - 05:53 pm .- Sunday marked the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, with schools in the Diocese of Columbus planning many events to mark the celebration, the Eagle-Gazette reports.

Catholic priest killed in Kenya violence

Jan 27, 2008 - 05:47 pm .- A Catholic priest was killed in Kenya on Saturday, yet another victim of the massive violence following contested December elections, the Catholic Information Service for Africa reports.

British MPs seek free conscience on cloning and IVF bill

Jan 27, 2008 - 05:36 pm .- British cabinet members are demanding a “free vote” over a bill that would promote cloning and the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos, and would remove the requirement to consider the need for a father in offering IVF treatments, the Observer reports.

Jesus heals the whole man, recalls the Holy Father

Jan 27, 2008 - 01:02 pm .- Before his weekly Sunday Angelus, the Pope noted that the kingdom of God announced by Jesus Christ is manifested in the integral healing of man.

Pope releases two doves in prayer for peace

Jan 27, 2008 - 12:58 pm .- Accompanied by two children, Pope Benedict XVI released two small white doves from the window of the Apostolic Palace, to end the “Month for Peace”.

Catholic convert’s desire for unity led him to create Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 27, 2008 - 12:38 pm .- Throughout his entire life Fr. Paul Wattson, the founder of the Society of Antonment, was always devoted to the urgent reconciliation of Christians. His fervent desire for unity led him to convert to Catholicism from his Anglican faith and in 1907 to begin one of his greatest apostolates: the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Interest in the priesthood is on the upswing

Jan 27, 2008 - 06:30 am .- When Father Gerard Francik recently interviewed a 19-year-old man who was thinking about becoming a priest, the archdiocesan vocations director asked him to talk about his prayer life.