Archive of August 22, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 22, 2008

Ecuadoran president accuses bishops of betraying him

Aug 22, 2008 - 08:39 pm .- In an interview with Radio La Luna, Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa openly attacked the bishops of Ecuador accusing them of “stabbing me in the back” by not supporting his controversial constitutional reform.

Obama worried BAIPA would be too burdensome on abortionists, 2002 transcript shows

Aug 22, 2008 - 04:58 pm .- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, faces further criticism concerning the former Illinois state senator’s explanations of his opposition to an Illinois bill that would have protected infants who survive an abortion.

Pro-life activists plan to make their presence known at DNC events

Aug 22, 2008 - 03:38 pm .- A group of activists “will get arrested – perhaps more than once – in order to draw focus to Obama's hard core support of child-killing” during the Democratic National Convention, according to Randall Terry.  “We will definitely be arrested on Tuesday, August 26 at a location to be announced - and perhaps sooner.

Holy Father speaks of profound respect for older brother

Aug 22, 2008 - 01:57 pm .- Today Pope Benedict XVI thanked his brother Georg Ratzinger for having always been his companion, for being “a benchmark of confidence” and for helping him to accept his old age “with serenity, humility and courage.”

‘Reality check’ research finds embryonic stem cell treatments face immune system rejection problems

Aug 22, 2008 - 12:04 pm .- Researchers at Stanford University have discovered that human embryonic stem cell therapies may suffer from a high probability of immune system rejection similar to that found in organ transplantation.

Egyptian doctors’ union prohibits transplants between Muslims and Christians

Aug 22, 2008 - 10:42 am .- The Doctors’ Union of Egypt, led by the “Muslim Brothers,” a extreme faction of Islam, has decided to prohibit the transplant of organs between those who profess the Islamic faith and Christians, generating a series of protests and unrest in both communities.

Benedict XVI: Bishop Egger tirelessly brought the Gospel to people

Aug 22, 2008 - 09:34 am .- Pope Benedict XVI remembered the late Bishop Wilhelm Emil Egger of Bolzano-Bressanone, an expert on the Bible who had been named special secretary for the Synod on the Word of God.  He described the late prelate as a “beloved friend” and “learned pastor who the Church has lost, a kind and pious man who tirelessly brought the good news of Christ to people.”

Marcela de Jesus makes abortion supporters uncomfortable in Brazil

Aug 22, 2008 - 07:02 am .- According to a top pro-life leader in Brazil, the intense life of Marcela de Jesus Ferreira, who survived one year and a half with anencephaly, has become a strong witness that abortion supporters want to silence in order for anencephaly abortions to be legalized.

University of San Diego withdraws endowed chair appointment offer for pro-abortion professor

Aug 22, 2008 - 05:15 am .- The University of San Diego’s decision to withdraw the appointment of feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether to an endowed chair drew praise and criticism this week. The appointment was reportedly withdrawn because Ruether, is on the board of directors of the pro-abortion group Catholics for Choice.

If we don’t protect life today, we will regret it tomorrow, Mexican bishops warn

Aug 22, 2008 - 02:55 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico said this week that the greatest challenge Mexicans are confronting is the defense of human life in all circumstances.  “If we don’t take the necessary measures in the present,” we will regret it in the future.

McCain outpacing Obama among Catholics 45-36

Aug 22, 2008 - 01:06 am .- The latest Zogby poll shows support for Obama among Catholics remains low at 36 percent, while Catholic respondents support McCain at a rate of 45 percent.