Archive of August 17, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 17, 2008

APA denials of abortion mental health risk contradicted by other studies

Aug 17, 2008 - 03:00 pm .- A recent American Psychological Association (APA) study which claimed that abortion causes no mental health problems for women has been challenged because of its inconsistency with other studies and the apparent refusal of the study’s lead researcher to release supporting data.

Catholic and Evangelical leaders respond to Saddleback Forum

Aug 17, 2008 - 12:28 pm .- Saturday night, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain responded to questions from Dr.  Rick Warren, author of “A Purpose Driven Life,” and pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.  Following the two hour event, evangelical leaders from across the United States gathered to discuss their reactions to the presumptive presidential candidates’ responses.

Pope calls for peace and humanitarian relief in Georgia

Aug 17, 2008 - 12:22 pm .- In remarks following his recitation of the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI made a strong appeal for peace in Georgia, asking that the truce declared in the region be allowed to strengthen and transform into a stable peace. Offering his prayers for all victims of the conflict, the Holy Father encouraged the delivery of relief aid to affected populations and called for humanitarian corridors for refugees. 

Sen. Obama responds to ‘neutrality clause’ claims during interview

Aug 17, 2008 - 12:09 pm .- Last week, the National Right to Life Committee published evidence showing that Senator Barack Obama has misrepresented his position on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.  In an interview last night, Obama gave a “heated” response to the allegations stating that this is “a situation where folks are lying.”

Pope Benedict exhorts faithful to overcome racism

Aug 17, 2008 - 11:38 am .- Speaking before the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI recounted the Sunday readings and emphasized the universality of the Church’s mission. He called for the end of racism and encouraged people to reflect on hospitality as a “sign and instrument of communion among human beings” of every race and culture.

Connecticut high school senior trains for 2012 Paralympic contests

Aug 17, 2008 - 03:15 am .- Sitting poolside at Glenbrooke Swim and Tennis Club in East Hartford, Connecticut, Kristin Duquette is like any other high school student on summer vacation. But, most of the time, Kristin, who is a high school senior is in the water working to improve her swimming and achieve her objective: to win a gold medal in an international swim competition despite having muscular dystrophy.

Archdiocese of Denver to hold prayer vigil at largest abortion facility in U.S.

Aug 17, 2008 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver announced it will hold a prayer vigil and peaceful protest outside the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Abortion Clinic.  Speaking at the event will be Dr. Alveda King, and Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver.