Archive of July 19, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 19, 2008

Pope visits with retired clergy and laywoman who worked at the Vatican

Jul 19, 2008 - 11:32 am .- As he made his way to the Evening Vigil at Randwick racecourse on Saturday evening, Pope Benedict paid a brief visit to some of Australia’s retired Church officials, who were delighted by their encounter with the Pontiff.

Pope tells pilgrims at Vigil: All humanity longs for unity

Jul 19, 2008 - 06:58 am .- Alongside the WYD cross and the icon of Mary, and under the "magnificent constellation of the Southern Cross," the Pope delivered a message to pilgrims gathered at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney for the final night of WYD08, inspiring them to offer hope, strive for unity and to transform their families, communities and nations empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Canada’s 230,000 Knights asked to call for revocation of Morgentaler’s award

Jul 19, 2008 - 06:57 am .- Mr. Natale Gallo, President of the Canadian Association of Knights of Columbus, has called on Canada’s 230,000 Knights to voice their opposition to the awarding of abortionist Henry Morgentaler with the Order of Canada and written a letter to Governor General Michaëlle Jean asking for the decoration to be “immediately rescinded.”

Massive flood of youth makes pilgrimage to final WYD Mass

Jul 19, 2008 - 02:05 am .- Over 180,000 pilgrims waving national flags and hoisting camping gear are processing through the streets of Sydney city today towards Southern Cross Precinct where the Final Mass for WYD08 will be held.

Boycotters protest McDonald’s support for ‘homosexual agenda’

Jul 19, 2008 - 12:18 am .- Some supporters of traditional marriage are protesting the fast food corporate giant McDonald’s over its decision to join the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and its spokesman’s remarks suggesting those who disapprove of homosexual acts are driven by hatred.