Archive of August 4, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 4, 2008

Anglican bishops critical of Archbishop of Canterbury’s plan for church unity

Aug 4, 2008 - 06:38 pm .- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said the Anglican Communion can help solve its present conflicts by observing moratoria upon the blessing of same-sex unions, the consecration of openly homosexual bishops, and the consecration of bishops who cross province boundaries to minister to evangelical congregations in liberal dioceses. However, some Anglican bishops say the plan will not work ...

Knights of Columbus launch ‘Fathers for Good’ initiative to strengthen families

Aug 4, 2008 - 04:19 pm .- The Knights of Columbus is to launch its “Fathers for Good” initiative on Tuesday during the opening session of the Catholic fraternal charity’s annual convention in Quebec City. The initiative is aimed at helping men strengthening their marriages and families in a culture that it says “often does not value fatherhood.”

Reunion of 'tenth-born children' sets Guiness Book world record in Argentina

Aug 4, 2008 - 03:37 pm .- Forty one people who are the “tenth-born” child in their family met in Buenos Aires in July to honor St. Gianna Beretta Molla, establishing a Catholic “Guinness” world record.

Spanish girl killed resisting sexual assault could be raised to the altars

Aug 4, 2008 - 03:34 pm .- The Archdiocese of Burgos has spent the last year gathering information to promote the cause of beatification of Marta Obregon, a Spanish girl killed during a sexual assault in 1992.

Political prisoners suffer inhumane conditions in Cuban prisons

Aug 4, 2008 - 01:04 pm .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, has again denounced the inhuman conditions in which political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are held in Cuba.

Benedict XVI hopes for Olympics that 'respect dignity'

Aug 4, 2008 - 10:34 am .- After delivering his traditional Angelus address to thousands of the faithful on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI told the crowd that he hopes the Beijing Olympics will provide a good example of coexistence, while respecting human dignity.

Former NFL pro Danny Abramowicz to host new EWTN television show

Aug 4, 2008 - 08:22 am .- Former NFL all-pro wide receiver and coach Danny Abramowicz has created a television show which uses a sports show format to encourage men to get themselves into spiritual shape.