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

Report reveals fourteenth known abortion drug death

Jun 14, 2008 - 08:21 pm .- A new report reveals that a British teenager died in 2005 after a mifepristone abortion caused abnormal bleeding. She becomes the third known UK resident to die after taking RU-486 and the fourteenth worldwide.

‘Inspiration’ saluted: St. Mark’s grad admired for response to disability

Jun 14, 2008 - 07:00 pm .- Friday can’t come soon enough for Alejandro Pabon. That’s when he’ll be fitted for his new leg prosthetics at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia — almost 4 months later than anticipated.

‘Catholic Facebook’ networking site launched for World Youth Day

Jun 14, 2008 - 04:23 pm .- On Thursday Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, launched the Catholic social networking site to help connect young people ahead of next month’s World Youth Day. Cardinal Pell said the site, which is similar to popular social sites like Facebook and MySpace, would ensure that young Catholics who cannot travel to Sydney for the event would be able to experience it in real time.

Host of ‘Meet the Press’ had deep respect for the Holy Father

Jun 14, 2008 - 01:07 pm .- Tim Russert, host of NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” collapsed and died yesterday in a Washington newsroom – two short days after he attended the Pope’s General Audience on a family vacation to Italy.

Baghdad Rendezvous

Jun 14, 2008 - 11:00 am .- Twelve years ago, when our son, Mike, enlisted in the Marines right after his eighteenth birthday, I told him that if he were ever sent into combat, I would find a way to visit him.  As you might expect, he laughed and said, “How do you think you’d do that?   You can’t just decide to go to a combat zone on your own.”  I replied, “I’ll find a way.” 

Vandals destroy statue of St. Anthony of Padua in Spain

Jun 14, 2008 - 03:00 am .- A group of vandals destroyed a statue of St. Anthony of Padua at the parish of San Miguel in Valladolid, which the pastor Father Javier Gomez called “an total attack against religious freedom.”