Archive of April 25, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 25, 2008

Yoko Ono sues “Expelled” filmmakers over critique of Lennon’s “Imagine”

Apr 25, 2008 - 08:50 pm .- Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles singer and songwriter John Lennon, has with several others filed several lawsuits challenging the use and critique of Lennon’s song “Imagine” in the documentary “Expelled.”  One lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction that, the film’s producers claim, could remove the film from theaters.

WYD Cross draws thousands in Melbourne

Apr 25, 2008 - 05:03 pm .- Anticipation of World Youth Day is continuing to build as is evidenced by a crowd of 2,500 for the handing over of the WYD Cross and Icon at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne on April 24.

Pope Benedict to deliver homily at International Eucharistic Congress

Apr 25, 2008 - 03:21 pm .- At a press conference held on April 24, Cardinal Marc Ouellet extended an invitation to the public to attend the closing ceremony of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress on June 22, 2008. The homily for the Mass will be given live from Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.

Plan-B supporters detonate homemade explosives at Chilean university

Apr 25, 2008 - 02:21 pm .- A group called the Insurrectionalist Federation has claimed responsibility for an attack on the University of Los Andes in Santiago, Chile in which a homemade explosive device was detonated in one of the bathrooms.

Music infuses hope into the human soul, says Pope Benedict

Apr 25, 2008 - 10:08 am .- This week the Italians took their turn at showing their affection and respect for the Pope by hosting a classical music concert in honor of his third anniversary and birthday. Benedict XVI thanked the choir and the orchestra for sharing the gift of music with people. Music, he said, has a spiritual value because it can “infuse hope into the human soul.”

Parents to purchase New Hampshire Catholic school from religious order

Apr 25, 2008 - 04:18 am .- A Catholic religious order has announced that it will sell one of its New Hampshire primary schools to a group of parents to ensure continuing support for Catholic education, the Union Leader reports.

Pope’s message to Russian people warmly received

Apr 25, 2008 - 02:29 am .- Many Russians warmly received Pope Benedict XVI’s message to the Russian people, which was delivered in an April 16 broadcast of a documentary about his life sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need.

Trio of singing N. Ireland priests signs million-dollar record deal

Apr 25, 2008 - 01:27 am .- Three Catholic priests from Northern Ireland have signed a recording contract worth nearly $2 million for the music giant Sony BMG.