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

Habitat for Humanity affiliate ends cooperation with Planned Parenthood

Jun 4, 2008 - 11:51 pm .- A Florida Habitat for Humanity affiliate has ceased to cooperate with Planned Parenthood’s attempt to build a new abortion facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Four Algerians condemned to prison for converting to Christianity

Jun 4, 2008 - 09:26 pm .- Four Algerian citizens who converted to Christianity have been condemned to prison and heavy fines, while two others were set free after renouncing their conversion.  According to the AFP, the defense lawyer said the four were charged with “illegally practicing a non-Muslim faith.”

Police threaten Christians for preaching in Muslim communities in Britain

Jun 4, 2008 - 07:24 pm .- British police said they will not apologize to two Christian preachers who were threatened with arrest by a Muslim police officer for preaching Christianity in Muslim communities in the city of Birmingham.

Turkish minister acknowledges lack of religious freedom in country

Jun 4, 2008 - 04:36 pm .- Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Relations and top negotiator for the country’s entry into the European Union said this week there is no religious freedom even for Muslims in the country.

Germany could its open doors to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution

Jun 4, 2008 - 03:16 pm .- Germany may open its doors to Iraqi Christians fleeing from persecution by Muslim extremists if the countries of the European Union vote to refuse to do so. 

California Supreme Court rejects stay of homosexual marriage ruling

Jun 4, 2008 - 02:05 pm .- The California Supreme Court has denied requests to stay its May 15 decision instituting homosexual marriages until after the November 2008 election.

One year after killings, bishops call for reconciliation in Iraq

Jun 4, 2008 - 01:04 pm .- One year after the murders of Father Ragheed Ganni and Deacons Basman Yousef Daoud, Ghasan Bidawid and Wahid Hanna, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk has said, “We need peace and reconciliation.  That’s what we hope will come from this sacrifice.”

Cardinal George places Hillary-bashing priest on leave

Jun 4, 2008 - 10:37 am .- The controversial Catholic priest who recently caused Barack Obama to leave his church, has been placed on temporary leave by Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago.

His humility is the measure of his greatness, Pope says of St. Gregory the Great

Jun 4, 2008 - 09:50 am .- Pope Benedict held his weekly General Audience this Wednesday in St. Peter's Square. As he pondered what makes St. Gregory the Great truly deserving of his title, the Holy Father said that his humility is the true measure of his greatness.

Cardinal O’Brien proposes coherent pro-life stand for UK

Jun 4, 2008 - 09:38 am .- On Wednesday Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of Glasgow, spoke with members of Parliament at a reception at the Scotland Office.  In his remarks, he defended the coherence of the Catholic pro-life stand and discussed the proper role of the Church in political debate.

Nigerian bishops say development conference must not push for abortion

Jun 4, 2008 - 03:04 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has called on the Nigerian government to ensure that an international meeting on development not be used as an avenue to legalize abortion. Rather, they say, the meeting should be used to advance human dignity.