Archive of January 29, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 29, 2008

Anglican archbishop gives Pope ‘Holy Grail’ beer

Jan 29, 2008 - 10:15 pm .- The Anglican Archbishop of York presented a gift of beer to Pope Benedict XVI on his recent trip to the Vatican, the York Press reports.

Catholic political leader murdered in Kenyan upheaval

Jan 29, 2008 - 08:11 pm .- A Catholic opposition politician is one of the latest victims of the Kenyan violence that began after contested elections in December, the Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA) reports.

New Vatican document could spark resurgence of Catholic schools, says American archbishop

Jan 29, 2008 - 04:39 pm .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio, said a recent document by the Vatican could spark a resurgence of Catholic schools in the United States.

Vatican cardinal sides with Denver archbishop in debate over Catholic Charities

Jan 29, 2008 - 03:31 pm .- At a press conference today on the Pope’s Lenten Message, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes offered his support for Archbishop Charles Chaput’s recent stand against a potential Colorado law. The bill would eradicate Catholic Charities’ ability to ensure its employees follow Catholic beliefs when working on state funded projects.

Vietnamese police, newspapers spread propaganda calling archbishop a ‘liar’

Jan 29, 2008 - 01:20 pm .- Tensions are rising as Catholics in Hanoi continue their sit-in protests while the city police accuse the clergy of “lying to their flock” and forcing the laity to demonstrate.  In response, Archbishop Joseph Ngô has said, “I’m prepared to go to jail for my flock.”

Pope’s Lenten Message: Giving alms should be done for the glory of God, not yourself

Jan 29, 2008 - 11:38 am .- Pope Benedict’s Lenten Message for 2008 was presented today in the Holy See Press Office.  The theme for this years’ message, “Christ made Himself poor for you”, reflects on the importance and meaning of almsgiving.

Pope offers prayers and praise for Archbishop Christodoulos

Jan 29, 2008 - 11:03 am .- Greece is in mourning today as it laments the loss of the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Christodoulos. Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram to expressing his condolences and praising Christodoulos’ work towards Catholic-Orthodox unity.

Collection for Catholics in post-Communist countries to take place Ash Wednesday

Jan 29, 2008 - 08:07 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the 2008 Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will take place in most parishes on February 6, Ash Wednesday.

Mother sacrifices her life for her son

Jan 29, 2008 - 05:11 am .- Lorraine Allard was four months pregnant when doctors discovered she had cancerous tumors in her liver. Her physicians recommended that she abort her child to save herself, but she valued her baby’s life more than her own.

New MRSA strain afflicting homosexuals faces political correctness whitewash, group claims

Jan 29, 2008 - 04:40 am .- Some conservative groups are alleging that news of a microbe resistant to multiple drugs and found disproportionately among homosexual men is being suppressed due to hostile “politically correct” reactions, Cybercast News Service reports.

Vietnamese Catholics continue vigil despite government ultimatum

Jan 29, 2008 - 01:46 am .- Vietnamese Catholics have continued their prayer vigil in front of the former Vatican embassy in the face of government orders to cease their demonstrations petitioning to have the property returned to the Church, VietCatholic News reports.