Archive of August 11, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 11, 2008

California judge OKs underage abortion horror stories for voter information pamphlet

Aug 11, 2008 - 11:04 pm .- A California judge has ruled against Planned Parenthood and its allies who challenged the content of a voter information pamphlet’s arguments in support of Proposition 4, a ballot measure requiring abortionists to notify at least one adult relative before performing an abortion on a minor.

Son of Pius X’s personal butler won gold medal in 1904 Olympic Games

Aug 11, 2008 - 09:12 pm .- Luigi de Breda, a U.S. citizen of Italian origin, was the son of the personal butler of Popes Leo XIII and Pius X. In 1904 he participated in the sport of water polo in the Olympic Games at St. Louis in the United States, where he won the gold medal.

Possible Casey speech at DNC focuses attention on Democrats’ abortion platform

Aug 11, 2008 - 07:16 pm .- The extent to which the Democratic Party’s support for legalized abortion will alienate Catholic voters is an issue political commentators and politicians are carefully considering in the months before the United States’ national election in November. ...

Ecuadoran president: Spanish socialists were hired to help draft new Constitution

Aug 11, 2008 - 06:09 pm .- On a radio program last week, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has repeated his defense of the new Constitution approved by the Constitutional Assembly that would open the door to the legalization of abortion and homosexual unions. But during the same program, he admitted that the government paid two Spanish socialists to help in the drafting of the document.

Church proposes more effective approach to AIDS, Spanish bishop says

Aug 11, 2008 - 05:05 pm .- In his recent pastoral letter entitled, “The fight against AIDS and the Catholic Church,” Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona in Spain said that while the condom is only a “cork,” the Church proposes a comprehensive and more effective approach to confronting the AIDS pandemic.

Sick person who suffered accident recounts conversion after traveling to Lourdes

Aug 11, 2008 - 01:59 pm .- A Spanish man said this week that the pilgrimage he took in 2003 to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was the beginning point of his conversion and the basis for a new book on his testimony.

President Bush tells China not to ‘fear the influence of a loving religion’

Aug 11, 2008 - 11:48 am .- Sunday morning in Beijing, President Bush attended the Beijing Kuanjie Protestant Christian Church.  After the government-established church service, the U.S. president gently encouraged the Chinese government to consider granting religious freedom to its citizens, telling them not to fear Christianity.

'Render Unto Caesar' answers crucial questions about intersection of faith and politics

Aug 11, 2008 - 11:20 am .- On August 12, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver will release his latest book, which focuses on a question of undeniable importance for Catholics in the U.S. but also around the world: What is the role of faith in the public square? Fr. Robert Imbelli, a Boston College associate professor of Theology, gives readers an insightful and well-written review of the archbishop’s book, which will be published in L’Osservatore Romano.

Pope: priests must confront tensions of their ministries, improve catechesis

Aug 11, 2008 - 10:55 am .- The Holy See’s Press Office released the transcript this weekend of a question and answer session Pope Benedict XVI held with priests from Bolzano-Bressanone, where he is spending his vacation. Among the issues addressed by the Holy Father was the way in which priests should address tensions within their ministries...