Archive of May 18, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 18, 2008

Claims Bob Schaffer ignored forced abortions lack evidence

May 18, 2008 - 02:06 pm .- Republican Bob Schaffer is hoping to capture a senate seat in Colorado, but his campaign has been dogged by accusations that he ignored forced abortions during a Northern Marianas Islands trip in 1999. According to diocesan officials in Chalan Kanoa, they have received no solid evidence that forced abortions had in fact occurred.  

California Chaldeans receive 3,000 Assyrian Christians into Catholic communion

May 18, 2008 - 12:40 pm .- One week ago today leaders of the Chaldean Catholic Church in California formally received into communion a bishop of the Assyrian Apostolic Church of the East, his clergy, and about 3,000 Assyrian Christians.

True youthfulness is found in Jesus, Pope Benedict says

May 18, 2008 - 12:30 pm .- Speaking to a crowd young people huddled under umbrellas in Piazza Matteotti, the main square of the northern Italian city of Savona, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday offered his words of encouragement and blessing to the city's enthusiastic youth.  Telling the crowd that friendship with Jesus ensures true youth, he exhorted them never to remain "old inside."

Pope tells young people to trust in Mary

May 18, 2008 - 12:29 pm .- At a meeting with young people in the northern Italian city of Savona, Pope Benedict XVI recited the Angelus prayer with the young people and invited them to trust in Mary. He recalled the words the Virgin Mary spoke to shepherd Benedict Pareto in the year 1400 urging him to build a shrine on Mount Figogna, the place where she appeared.