Archive of June 12, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 12, 2008

Parents should defend children from ideological imposition, says Spanish cardinal

Jun 12, 2008 - 09:06 pm .- The Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, encouraged parents to defend their children from the ideology the State is seeking to impose with the course Education for Citizenship, which all students will be required to attend in the region of Castilla-La Mancha starting next fall.

Students prep more than 275,000 World Youth Day backpacks

Jun 12, 2008 - 08:26 pm .- Over 2,500 high school student volunteers are packing more than 275,000 backpacks for World Youth Day pilgrims at a packing center near Sydney. So far, over 200,000 have already been packed.

Argentinean archbishop says drop in birthrate needs urgent attention

Jun 12, 2008 - 07:12 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata warned this week that the fall of the birthrate is “an urgent and very serious problem,” and that “it is not only a cultural, social and political issue, but also an ethical and religious one as well.”

96 year-old activist is pride of Caritas Valencia volunteers

Jun 12, 2008 - 05:21 pm .- Ninety six year-old Clotilde Veniel is the oldest Caritas volunteer in the Spanish Archdiocese of Valencia.  She visits the sick and the elderly at their homes in the town of Bicorp. ...

‘Word of God’ to be focus of document for bishop’s synod

Jun 12, 2008 - 04:30 pm .- Today the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, presented the “Instrumentum laboris” (working document) to be used by prelates at the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will be held October 5 – 26.  The document focuses on the ‘Word of God’ and the life it brings to the Church.

Holy See to send decree of approval to leaders of Neocatechumenal Way

Jun 12, 2008 - 03:25 pm .- The Pontifical Council for the Laity will send the official decree approving the statues of the Neocatechumenal Way to founders Kiko Arguello and Carmen Hernandez on Friday, June 13, at 11a.m., the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano reports.

Bishops to analyze Mass attendance, recent data on U.S. Catholic Church

Jun 12, 2008 - 01:56 pm .- Today the U.S. bishops are gathering to discuss current issues relating to the American Catholic Church at the spring meeting of the United States Conference of Bishops.  In addition, CARA, a Georgetown-based research center will present findings from its study, “Sacraments Today: Belief and Practice Among U.S. Catholics.”

Turkish bishops move up beginning of Pauline Year to June 22

Jun 12, 2008 - 12:17 pm .- The official Vatican daily “L’Osservatore Romano” has reported that the bishops of Turkey have decided to move up the beginning of the Pauline Year in that country to June 22.

Cardinals Foley, Brady and DiNardo appointed to positions by the Pope

Jun 12, 2008 - 10:49 am .- Pope Benedict XVI announced a large number of appointments to the various Vatican congregations and councils on Thursday. Among the English speaking prelates who received appointments were Cardinal John Foley, Cardinal Sean Brady and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Be witnesses of integrity and holiness, Pope encourages bishops

Jun 12, 2008 - 10:22 am .- This morning at the Vatican, Pope Benedict welcomed bishops from Bangladesh and spoke to them about the need to continue forming the faithful in their care as well as the need to be witnesses of the faith to non-Christians.

Archbishop of Baltimore asks Legionaries to report area activities

Jun 12, 2008 - 05:34 am .- Edwin F. O’Brien, the Archbishop of Baltimore, has written to the Superior General of the Legionaries of Christ, Monsignor Alvaro Corcuera Martinez del Rio, asking the leader of the prominent religious order to identify all Legionary-associated clergy, ministries, apostolates and youth programs in the archdiocese. ...

Catholic evangelist is semifinalist for ‘Keep Going’ Hall of Fame

Jun 12, 2008 - 03:10 am .- A Catholic author and evangelist, who is suffering from cancer, is a semifinalist for Energizer’s Keep Going Hall of Fame because of his charitable work supporting orphans overseas.

Kenyan bishops mourn deaths of two MPs

Jun 12, 2008 - 01:44 am .- Catholic bishops joined other Kenyans in mourning the deaths of two cabinet members who, along with a security officer and a pilot, died when their light aircraft crashed in southwest Kenya on Tuesday afternoon.