Archive of May 28, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 28, 2008

U.S. bishops to hold national migration conference

May 28, 2008 - 10:56 pm .- Prominent politicians, clergy, a genocide survivor, and an immigrant author will speak at the U.S. Bishops-sponsored National Migration Conference this July in Washington, D.C.

New poll understates Californians’ support for same-sex marriage ban

May 28, 2008 - 08:18 pm .- A new poll examining support for homosexual marriage in California vastly overstates voters’ opposition to a marriage amendment to the state constitution and understates support for the measure, Catholics for the Common Good charges.

Islam’s growth result of western relativism, warns Muslim convert

May 28, 2008 - 07:01 pm .- Italian journalist and Muslim convert to Catholicism, Magdi Allam, warned this week that Islam is growing as a result of the ideology of relativism that pervades the West and claims that there are many truths instead of one unique Truth.

Cambodians find statue of Our Lady of Lourdes thrown in river decades ago

May 28, 2008 - 05:47 pm .- Eight fishermen have found a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes 33 years after the Communist regime in the country threw the statue into the Mekong River. Local residents have renamed the statue Our Lady of Mekong.

Gynecologists and obstetricians of Ecuador reject abortion

May 28, 2008 - 04:33 pm .- In a document containing fifteen conclusions from a “Workshop on the Prevention of Abortion,” organized in Guayaquil by the Ecuadorian Federation of Societies of Gynecology and Obstetrics, doctors agreed on the need to reject abortion as a way of solving problems related to women’s health.

Socialists in Spain reject law outlawing religious symbols as too hasty

May 28, 2008 - 03:52 pm .- The majority Socialist party in Spain’s Congress joined the opposition Popular Party in rejecting a law proposed by the United Left Party that would have prohibited the displaying of religious symbols during inaugural ceremonies for public officials.

Peruvian feminists expel pro-lifers from press conference

May 28, 2008 - 02:46 pm .- Two renowned pro-life leaders in Peru were kicked out of a press conference organized by pro-abortion organizations who promoted the event as “open” to the media and other interested parties.

Ahmadinejad requests audience with Pope Benedict

May 28, 2008 - 01:41 pm .- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has requested an audience with Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit to Rome on June 3 to 5.

Archbishop explains admonishment of pro-abortion Kansas governor

May 28, 2008 - 12:50 pm .- Archbishop of Kansas City Joseph F. Naumann has further explained the motives for his public admonishment of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for her support for legal abortion.  The archbishop’s May 9 column, citing her recent veto of an abortion law reform bill passed by the Kansas legislature, had warned Governor Sebelius not to present herself for Holy Communion until she has publicly repented. 

Vatican congregation calls religious to obedience

May 28, 2008 - 10:40 am .- The congregation charged with overseeing religious men and women has published an instruction to help improve the understanding of the roles of authority and obedience in religious communities.

St. Gregory the Great shows us how to find true peace and hope, Pope says

May 28, 2008 - 09:40 am .- In his weekly audience today, Pope Benedict XVI continued his lessons on the Fathers of the Church by focusing on Pope Saint Gregory the Great. From St. Gregory we can learn that closeness to God brings true peace and hope, Pope Benedict said.

Iraqi Christian protesters demand end to 'ethnic cleansing' in Iraq

May 28, 2008 - 05:36 am .- Chaldean Christians exiled from Iraq on Sunday demonstrated outside Sweden’s parliament to draw attention to the plight of their fellow Iraqi minorities.  Demonstrators denounced what they said was “a new wave of ethnic cleansing” in Iraq, warning that the ancient non-Muslim communities of Iraq could be wiped out by sectarian violence and intimidation.

Church of England should try to evangelize Muslims, lay Anglican says

May 28, 2008 - 03:17 am .- A lay Anglican pressing the Church of England to work to convert Muslims to Christianity has reportedly secured enough support for his motion to be debated at the next Anglican General Synod.