Archive of August 13, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 13, 2008

Legionaries of Christ deliver requested information to Archbishop of Balitmore

Aug 13, 2008 - 11:04 pm .- Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin F. O’Brien has said he has received a “rather significant volume of information” from the Legionaries of Christ following his June request for information about their membership and programs in his archdiocese.

Protestants show interest in ‘wisdom’ of Natural Family Planning

Aug 13, 2008 - 09:15 pm .- Citing a desire to let their faith in God guide their sex lives and to trust Him in every aspect of their existence, some Protestants have become practitioners of Natural Family Planning (NFP). Eschewing contraceptives, some are now joining Catholics in fertility classes and returning to traditional Christian teaching.

Bishop of Fort Worth met with Episcopal delegation to discuss full communion, prelate confirms

Aug 13, 2008 - 07:00 pm .- A senior Episcopal prelate recently confirmed that a delegation of Episcopal priests from Fort Worth visited the Catholic bishop of the diocese, Most Rev. Kevin Vann, to discuss how their diocese might enter full communion with the Catholic Church. While the seriousness of the discussion is not yet known, a document presented by the priests claims an overwhelming majority of clergy in the Episcopal diocese favor pursuing plans to bring the diocese into the Catholic Church.

‘Reclaiming Fatherhood’ conference to discuss fathers’ losses from abortion

Aug 13, 2008 - 04:54 pm .- The “Reclaiming Fatherhood” conference, a national gathering focusing upon the effects of abortion on men whose children have been aborted, is scheduled to take place near Chicago in Oak Brook, Illinois on Sept. 8 and 9. There, several therapists as well as several fathers who have lost children to abortion will discuss topics such as men’s healing after an abortion, abortion’s effects on men’s spirituality, and fatherhood and abortion.

He who prays never loses hope, says Holy Father

Aug 13, 2008 - 03:17 pm .- In Wednesday's general audience, celebrated in Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross, also known as St. Edith Stein, and St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, whose feast days the Church celebrates in August.

Americans United for Life announces available funding for voter guides

Aug 13, 2008 - 01:35 pm .- Yesterday, Americans United for Life announced that funding is available for 501(c) (3) organizations who wish to create and distribute non-partisan educational voter guides for the elections in November.

Memoirs of Colombian religious who escaped death in Spain to be published

Aug 13, 2008 - 12:06 pm .- The Colombian daily El Tiempo reports that the Order of the Hospital of St. John hopes to publish the memoirs of Brother Marcos Vergara, a Colombian religious who escaped death during the Spanish Civil War.

Spanish expert points out importance of Canon Law for life of the Church

Aug 13, 2008 - 10:34 am .- The Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Father Luis Felipe Navarro, who is in Peru for a course on Canon Law to be held August 18-21, said that knowing Canon Law is essential for ensuring that the Church is manifested as a “mirror of justice.”

College student experiences the Catholic response to AIDS in Namibia

Aug 13, 2008 - 09:04 am .- Most English majors choose to do their theses on a novel or particular reading genre; however, Sarah Moran, a senior at Regis University in Denver, Colorado decided to travel to the African country of Namibia to receive first-hand knowledge of the Catholic Church’s response to AIDS.

Dismissal of homosexual activist’s complaint against Canadian Catholic magazine appealed

Aug 13, 2008 - 04:05 am .- A homosexual activist has appealed a decision of the Canadian Human Rights Commission which dismissed his legal complaint charging a Catholic magazine with making derogatory remarks about homosexuals for stating the Catholic teaching on sexual ethics.

Obama needs to address his ‘abortion problem,’ Jesuit professor says

Aug 13, 2008 - 02:41 am .- St. Louis University philosophy professor Father John F. Kavanaugh, S.J., writing in an open letter in the August 18 edition of the Jesuit weekly “America”, has called on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to address his “abortion problem” among Catholic voters.

Catholic effort launched to support California proposition defending marriage

Aug 13, 2008 - 01:10 am .-, the campaign favoring Proposition 8, the California initiative that would ban same-sex marriage, on Tuesday announced the launch of the official grassroots effort dedicated to supporting the campaign. The organization Catholics for is led by the Knights of Columbus, the California Catholic Conference and Catholics for the Common Good.