Archive of August 14, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 14, 2008

Evidence shows Obama misrepresents his opposition to Born-Alive Infants Protection Act

Aug 14, 2008 - 09:04 pm .- Sen. Barack Obama has repeatedly insisted that he opposed the passage of an Illinois law that would protect infants who survive an abortion on the grounds that it lacked a “neutrality clause.”  However, Obama’s explanation was undermined when the National Right to Life Committee revealed “smoking gun” evidence showing that a neutrality clause had been added to the Illinois bill by the Obama-chaired Senate committee.

Spanish Minister of Justice promises to meet the demands of pro-euthanasia group

Aug 14, 2008 - 08:00 pm .- The Minister of Justice in Spain, Mario Fernandez Bermejo, received the members of the organization, Right to Die with Dignity, in a meeting and vowed to meet the demands of their group dedicated to promoting euthanasia and suicide.

Son of Hamas leader describes conversion to Christianity

Aug 14, 2008 - 04:10 pm .- Masab-Joseph Yousef, a son of prominent West Bank MP Sheikh Hassan Yousef, has discussed his conversion to Christianity in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Praying that his family will “open their eyes to Jesus,” he expressed love for his enemies and claimed Muslims’ conversion to Christianity is the only way to have a chance for peace in the Holy Land.

'If you are a Catholic, behave like one,' instructs archbishop

Aug 14, 2008 - 03:53 pm .- The Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Paciano Aniceto declared to those in who support the reproductive health bill in Congress:  "If you are Catholic, you should behave like a Catholic. Otherwise you are not what you profess."

Pope to Catholics: the most important service is the proclamation of Jesus Christ

Aug 14, 2008 - 12:41 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to the Third American Missionary Congress (CAM3) being held in Quito this week, reminding Catholics that “the most important service we can give our brothers and sisters is the clear and humble proclamation of Jesus Christ, who came to this world that we might have life and have it in abundance.”

Ecuadoran president pushing young people to resist guidance from the Church

Aug 14, 2008 - 11:07 am .- President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has lashed out at the Church again this week, encouraging young people to refuse to be taught by those who want to leave the country “in darkness”—a reference to the campaign by the bishops to vote responsibility during the upcoming referendum on the new constitution.

Archbishop Naumann hopes Obama realizes Sebelius is a bad Catholic advisor

Aug 14, 2008 - 09:48 am .- With the U.S. presidential race heating up and both John McCain and Barack Obama close to announcing their vice presidential nominees, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City says he hopes his warning of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her support of abortion, has “alerted” Obama that she is not a good advisor on the Catholic Church.

Parents say faith helps them cope with son's death

Aug 14, 2008 - 05:26 am .- Bryan and Arnell Petrzilka of Omaha always saw their son, Ben, as a gift from God. He was born five years after the couple experienced a miscarriage, and for several years he was their only child.

Vatican authority announces international conference on pastoral care for roadways

Aug 14, 2008 - 03:00 am .- The Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Msgr. Agostino Marchetto, announced plans for a Continental Conference in October, in Bogotá, Colombia, to discuss the pastoral care for roadways; faced with the incessant increase of danger and traffic accidents. 

Cardinal Sandoval meets with opposing representatives to 'reinforce' anti-abortion legislation

Aug 14, 2008 - 01:00 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, met with representatives of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), an opposition group, to "reinforce" the Mexican state of Jalisco's legislation against abortion and euthanasia.