Archive of August 23, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 23, 2008

Sexual orientation laws trump religious freedom, California Supreme Court says

Aug 23, 2008 - 08:47 pm .- The California Supreme Court’s decision against two doctors who declined to artificially inseminate a lesbian could have significant implications for religious freedom in the United States.

Hundreds of Catholics gather to honor slain Indian priest

Aug 23, 2008 - 04:04 pm .- The L'Osservatore Romano (LOR) reported this week that hundreds of priests, religious and laity gathered on Thursday to offer  Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Thomas Pandippally, a Carmelite priest of Mary Immaculate who was killed by Hindu extremists last Saturday.

Latino leaders holding rally in support of marriage and the family ahead of DNC

Aug 23, 2008 - 09:55 am .- With the fate of the traditional family hanging in the balance, Catholic and Evangelical leaders from around the country are meeting in Denver ahead of the Democratic National Convention to show their support for marriage and the family.

Bush administration to implement regulation protecting healthcare providers' consciences

Aug 23, 2008 - 07:59 am .- On Thursday the Bush administration announced plans to implement a regulation that would protect doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers from being forced to provide services that violate their personal, moral, or religious beliefs.

Archbishop Burke: Holy Eucharist is God’s ‘greatest gift’

Aug 23, 2008 - 02:02 am .- Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, the newly appointed Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and former Archbishop of St. Louis, recently discussed in an interview the topic of respect for the Holy Eucharist and its pastoral aspects of canon law.