Archive of August 3, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 3, 2008

Syria’s grand mufti invites Pope Benedict to visit

Aug 3, 2008 - 05:00 pm .- Sheik Ahmad Badereddine Hassoun, Syria’s grand mufti and top Sunni Muslim religious authority, has said he would like to meet Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican and persuade him to visit Syria.

Former encyclical protestor signs ‘Humanae Vitae Pledge’

Aug 3, 2008 - 01:37 pm .- In this weekly email newsletter, President of Human Life International, Father Thomas J. Euteneuer, shared a letter he received that caused him “to shed tears of gratitude.”  The author, a former priest who had protested Humanae Vitae in 1968, had written to tell Fr. Euteneuer about his conversion from dissident priest to his acceptance of the controversial and prophetic encyclical.

Pope Benedict asks faithful to treasure teachings of Pope Paul VI

Aug 3, 2008 - 10:41 am .- Before the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about his predecessor Paul VI. Recounting the Pontiff who concluded the Second Vatican Council, the Holy Father encouraged his audience to remain faithful to Pope Paul’s teaching and witness of holiness. 

Catholic bishop carries Olympic torch in China relay

Aug 3, 2008 - 01:48 am .- A Chinese Catholic bishop carried the Olympic torch on its way to Beijing on Thursday as the Chinese government tries to express its appreciation for the Church’s active participation in social affairs and to show progress in its religion policies.