Archive of May 4, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 4, 2008

Priest-pilot leads flight squadron in charitable “fly-a-thon”

May 4, 2008 - 04:46 pm .- A flying priest is leading a squadron of 15 pilots in a 4,600-mile flight around Australia to raise funds for World Youth Day pilgrims and to raise awareness about the plight of East Timor.

Advocate for vulnerable to speak at SGU commencement

May 4, 2008 - 01:09 pm .- St. Gregory’s University recently announced that attorney and state advocate Shirley Cox will give the university’s commencement address. Cox has served as an advocate for the Church relating to issues regarding society’s most vulnerable.

‘Jesus came into the world to bring the sheep back,’ says the Holy Father

May 4, 2008 - 09:11 am .- Over 100 thousand people filled St. Peter's Square with tremendous enthusiasm to pray with Pope Benedict XVI at noon today. Tens of thousands of members of the Italian Catholic Action league came from all parts of Italy to meet the Vicar of Christ on the occasion of its 140th anniversary.

U.S. response to Iraqi refugees “shockingly inadequate,” refugee advocate says

May 4, 2008 - 03:38 am .- The director of the U.S. bishops’ refugee program testified before Congress on Thursday, saying that the United States’ response to the Iraqi refugee crisis is “shockingly inadequate.” He also lamented that the country is not doing “everything in its power” to address the looming crisis.