Archive of June 29, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 29, 2008

Obama-Dobson argument a “political blunder” for Obama

Jun 29, 2008 - 06:04 pm .- Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire, has called Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s attack on Focus on the Family president James Dobson a “political blunder” that could have a significant impact on Evangelical swing voters who were otherwise lukewarm towards Obama’s opponent, Sen. John McCain.

Pope calls new Archbishops to ecclesial unity and fidelity

Jun 29, 2008 - 12:06 pm .- During the celebrationof the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at the Vatican Basilica, Pope BenedictXVI called the Archbishops who had just received the pallium to be shepherds ofthe whole world. He said the world, like the Gospel’s lost sheep, has lost itsway home.

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul links missionary and unitive dimensions, Pope says

Jun 29, 2008 - 10:54 am .- Before the thousands of pilgrims gathered on Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI recalled that the missionary dimension represented by St. Paul must always be accompanied by the dimension of unity represented by St. Peter, upon whom Christ built His Church. “Christians cannot give sound witness to Christ if they are not united together,” he said.

Former gang member to speak at World Youth Day

Jun 29, 2008 - 03:26 am .- A British former gang member will appear alongside Pope Benedict XVI during the World Youth Day evening vigil on July 19 to describe how God dramatically changed his life.