Archive of July 7, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 7, 2008

Earthquake victims touched by generosity of Pope Benedict

Jul 7, 2008 - 11:17 pm .- Chinese earthquake victims swarmed members of Jinde Charity as they handed out bags of rice to those living in the earthquake-damaged province of Si Chuan.  However, they weren’t searching for food, what they wanted was the container – a bag with the Papal shield printed on it.

Proper of Seasons translation falls short of needed votes

Jul 7, 2008 - 09:03 pm .- Part of the new English translation of the prayers used by Catholics for celebrating the Mass failed to garner a two-thirds majority approval at the June general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Orlando.

Spanish bishop reacts to law granting rights to chimps and apes

Jul 7, 2008 - 07:31 pm .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Palencia warned this week that Spain “is being used as a guinea pig for post-Marxist ideology that is characterized by its rebellion against the cultural roots of Europe, against Christian anthropology, against reason and against nature itself.”

Italian teen one step closer to sainthood

Jul 7, 2008 - 05:56 pm .- The Congregation for the Causes of the Saints issued a decree last week recognizing the heroic virtues of Chiara “Luce” Badano, a young Italian girl who belonged to the Focolare Movement and died in 1990 at the age of 18.

YouTube re-posts CNA videos removed after pressure from abortion supporters

Jul 7, 2008 - 03:04 pm .- has re-posted two videos in Spanish and English posted by the Catholic News Agency about the controversial abortion documentary “The Decency Gap” that were pulled from the video-sharing site several days ago in response to pressure from abortion supporters.

Ten thousand New Zealanders join WYD in Sydney

Jul 7, 2008 - 01:38 pm .- More than ten thousand New Zealanders or, “kiwis,” as they call themselves, will participate in the next World Youth Day, which will take place July 15-20 in Sydney, Australia.

Bishops tell Venezuelans: 'reformist' group is not Catholic

Jul 7, 2008 - 12:09 pm .- Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo and president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela has called on the faithful “not to be fooled” by the self-proclaimed “Reformed Catholic Church,” which is not Catholic and seeks “to usurp the role, sacraments, organization and corresponding dress” of the one true Catholic Church.

Holy Father appoints new bishop to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands

Jul 7, 2008 - 11:21 am .- This morning Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. Herbert A. Bevard from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as the bishop of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.  The bishop-elect said in a statement that he accepted the appointment “with eagerness and joy.” 

Pope grants indulgences for World Youth Day

Jul 7, 2008 - 09:33 am .- Pilgrims at World Youth Day and those from around the world who pray for the ‘spiritual goals of this meeting and for its happy outcome," will be able to receive indulgences, the Vatican announced on Saturday.

Baltimore bishop to become next bishop of Wilmington, Delaware

Jul 7, 2008 - 10:00 am .- Today Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop W. Francis Malooly to become the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington in the state of Delaware.

Pope urges G8: Focus on helping the 'weakest and poorest peoples'

Jul 7, 2008 - 09:56 am .- Just after completing the angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Benedict issued an “urgent appeal” to the Group of Eight industrialized nations to focus their annual meeting on the plight of the “weakest and poorest peoples.”