Archive of August 18, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 18, 2008

Baby girl ‘without a pulse’ comes ‘back to life’

Aug 18, 2008 - 10:00 pm .- Doctors in Israel are trying to save the life of a baby girl who was mistakenly pronounced dead in the womb of her mother, who was five months pregnant.

Orlando bishop reaffirms that the ‘destruction of innocent human life’ is always wrong.

Aug 18, 2008 - 07:00 pm .- Bishop of Orlando, Most Rev. Thomas Wenski has responded to an “inaccurate” article in the Orlando Sentinel which claims that Catholic and evangelical leaders “hailed new language for the Democratic Party's platform that calls for reducing abortion” to create “common ground” with Republican voters.

Christian group refuses to leave China airport until Bibles are returned

Aug 18, 2008 - 05:24 pm .- Four members of a Christian group from the United States are refusing to leave a Chinese airport until authorities return the 300 Bibles confiscated from them.

Spanish bishop calls for total end of terrorism

Aug 18, 2008 - 02:00 pm .- Bishop Ricardo Blazquez of Bilbao, Spain has called for the “total and immediate” end of terrorist violence, which he said leaves no room for social support, silence or political maneuvering.  Terrorism has become more and more unbearable and should be completely discredited at every level, he stressed.

New York family honored by Knights as Family of the Year

Aug 18, 2008 - 01:21 pm .- A family from Goshen, New York has received the honor of being named the International Family of the Year by the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Mario Loomis, his wife Donna and their four children were chosen for their exemplary witness to their Catholic faith, ranging from mission work to producing a DVD on priestly vocations.

Founder of Operation Rescue to distribute new flyer: “Is it Immoral to Vote for Obama for President?”

Aug 18, 2008 - 12:52 pm .- The founder of Operation Rescue, Randall Terry is in Denver today to distribute his organization’s new flyer, “Is it Immoral to Vote for Obama for President?”

Canadian groups call for impeachment of country’s Chief Justice

Aug 18, 2008 - 12:09 pm .- Some 42 Canadian organizations representing a million citizens have formally called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin for violating several laws by granting the Order of Canada, the country’s highest award, to the “father of abortion,” Henry Morgentaler.

Spanish cardinal says Church remains capable of looking toward the future

Aug 18, 2008 - 11:37 am .- The archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, said last week that despite being “of old age,” the Church is still capable of working toward the future and of continuously carrying out renewal in herself and in the world.  “This Church that is seemingly or truly old, can still build her tomorrow and the tomorrow of humanity if she has sufficient faith.”

Pro-abortion and pro-life Democrats to present “common ground” during DNC

Aug 18, 2008 - 09:32 am .- On August 27, during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, “Democrats for Life,” whose mission is to elect pro-life Democrats and promote a pro-life plank in the Democratic Party platform, will hold a Town Hall meeting with pro-abortion party members to present a “shared belief in reducing abortion rate.”

Single mothers conceiving by sperm donation ‘unbelievably cruel’ to children, rabbis argue

Aug 18, 2008 - 07:00 am .- Several rabbis at a Jerusalem religious conference on Wednesday criticized the practice of single mothers conceiving children by sperm donation. One rabbi blamed the practice for encouraging late marriage, while another characterized the conception of children by donated sperm as “unbelievably cruel.”

Reconsideration of ‘brain death’ criteria could affect ethics of organ donation

Aug 18, 2008 - 01:00 am .- An article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), questioning the criteria of “brain death” and “cardiac death” especially in relation to organ donation, could affect the validity of ethical arguments approving the practice of organ donation at a person’s apparent death.