Archive of May 9, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 9, 2008

Student senator vandalizes pro-life cross display at Wisconsin university

May 9, 2008 - 11:19 pm .- A “cemetery” of crosses displayed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) to memorialize those killed by abortion has been publicly vandalized by a member of the student senate.

Supreme Knight’s book on bestseller list for 5th week straight

May 9, 2008 - 08:27 pm .- “A Civilization of Love,” written by the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, continues to be a NY Times bestseller for the 5th week in a row.

Lateran University to hold congress on 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae

May 9, 2008 - 06:14 pm .- The Pontifical Lateran University is hosting a congress on the 40th anniversary of the encyclical letter Humanae Vitae May 8-10.

Famous author slams “adult” Catholics who say they don’t need Mary

May 9, 2008 - 04:31 pm .- Vitorrio Messori, the most popular Italian Catholic writer has slammed so-called “adult” Catholics who want to minimize the role of the Virgin Mary, just days before the presentation of his new book “Hypothesis About Mary” in Spain.

Venezuelan Catholic daily denounces “hunt for kids” in Tachira

May 9, 2008 - 02:21 pm .- The director of the Diario Catolico in Venezuela, Father Jose Laureano Ballesteros Blanco, has denounced the “hunt for kids” in the city of Tachira. The targeting of young people is done through radio commercials encouraging them to visit brothels and by religious sects that seek to “brainwash them, isolate them from their families and form fundamentalist groups.”

Without Christ man cannot live in fullness, says Italian soccer player

May 9, 2008 - 01:08 pm .- The captain of the Milan soccer team Inter, Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, said this week, ‘I firmly believe that without Christ, man cannot live in fullness.”

Security increased for Colombian priests under death threats

May 9, 2008 - 10:51 am .- Death threats against priests in the Colombian town of Magdalena Medio have led Church officials to move two priests from their parishes for security reasons, despite their requests to remain at their posts.

God can miraculously restore Christian unity if we are open, Pope Benedict urges

May 9, 2008 - 10:05 am .- The Holy Father and His Holiness Karekin II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, met privately at the Vatican this morning and then went on to pray the Midday Liturgy of the Hours with the Armenians delegation. The Holy Spirit, the Pope encouraged in his remarks to the group, can work miracles to bring about unity between Christians if we are open to Him.

Priestly crop for 2008 is quite diverse

May 9, 2008 - 06:17 am .- A study of potential ordinands for 2008 reveals a diverse set of men will present themselves for priestly ordination this year.

Human cloning bans advance in “radically changed” stem cell field

May 9, 2008 - 04:48 am .- In one of the first legislative actions involving embryonic cloning since the discovery of a breakthrough stem cell production technique, lawmakers in an Australian state have rejected legislation that would allow human cloning for research purposes, Cybercast News Service reports. 

Anglicans must clarify their identity, Cardinal Kasper says

May 9, 2008 - 02:34 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper has called for the Anglican Church to “clarify its identity,” saying the church must make “certain difficult decisions” to determine whether it belongs to the Catholic and Orthodox Churches of the first millennium or the Protestant Churches of the 16th century.