Archive of May 14, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 14, 2008

Colorado Human Life Amendment petition signed by over 130,000

May 14, 2008 - 09:23 pm .- A Colorado constitutional amendment that would define personhood as “any human being from the moment of fertilization” has collected enough signatures to be placed on the ballot for the November election.

Archbishop says Church only supports authentic and complete sexual education

May 14, 2008 - 07:48 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina said this week the Catholic Church is not opposed to sex-ed in schools but rather, asks officials to propose programs based on “education in love, chastity, marriage and the family.”

Pope grants indulgence for novena prayer for Church in China

May 14, 2008 - 05:20 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has decreed an indulgence for Catholics in Hong Kong who join a novena to Our Lady, Help of Christians asking for special prayers for the Church in China.

Reform of religious freedom law could be anti-Christian, Spanish bishop warns

May 14, 2008 - 03:20 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona (Spain) has written a pastoral letter in which he points out that the Spanish bishops agree on the need to update the country’s law on religious freedom, but they fear a reform would be an excuse to impose fanatical secularism that would expel all religion from the public square.

Mexicans to hold massive protest for life on May 25

May 14, 2008 - 02:55 pm .- Luis Mauricio Saldaña Ayala, executive secretary of the Mexican Bishops’ Committee on the Laity, announced this week that all dioceses in the country would be promoting a nation-wide pro-life protest on May 25.

Cardinal Bernardin Gantin passes away at 86

May 14, 2008 - 01:37 pm .- Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, a native a Benin and one of the most beloved collaborators of Pope John Paul II, died Tuesday in Paris at the age of 86.

Recordings of Rosary led by Pope Benedict now available

May 14, 2008 - 12:50 pm .- Catholics can now pray the Rosary with Pope Benedict XVI thanks to Vatican Radio, which has released a 4-CD set with all twenty mysteries.

Pseudo-Dionysius helps Christianity dialogue with Eastern religions

May 14, 2008 - 10:18 am .- Pope Benedict dedicated his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square to the teachings of the figure Pseudo-Dionysius, the Aeropagite, who is “a greater mediator in the modern dialogue between Christianity and the mystical theologies of Asia.”

Holy Father prays for the support of Chinese earthquake victims

May 14, 2008 - 09:57 am .- Pope Benedict made an appeal on Wednesday for the victims of the devastating earthquake which hit a number of provinces in China on Monday. The Holy Father said his thoughts were with all those affected by the disaster that has caused grave loss of human life, left many displaced and caused incalculable damage.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis sues Facebook over fake profile of high school dean

May 14, 2008 - 05:49 am .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is suing Facebook because of an archdiocesan school administrator’s allegation that his identity has been stolen on the popular social networking site.

Controversial retired Australian bishop reprimanded for his book

May 14, 2008 - 04:05 am .- The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement responding to a controversial retired bishop for his new book that doubts Catholic teachings.

S. Dakota Catholic college cancels commencement speaker due to pro-abortion views

May 14, 2008 - 01:08 am .- Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota has withdrawn an invitation to a commencement speaker because of her views on legalized abortion.