Archive of August 24, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 24, 2008

New World Health Organization initiative promotes abortion method

Aug 24, 2008 - 09:54 pm .- Critics have charged a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative with providing the “menstrual regulation” abortion method in countries where abortion is otherwise illegal.

Despite losing among Catholics, Obama chooses pro-abortion vice president

Aug 24, 2008 - 02:46 pm .- Recent polls show that Sen. Barack Obama is trailing in support among white Catholic voters by 11 points. On Saturday morning, Sen. Obama announced that he had chosen Sen. Joseph Biden as his running mate, even though the senator from Delaware has a record of supporting abortion, which the Catholic Church opposes.

Climate of trust and collaboration between nations must be restored, says Pontiff

Aug 24, 2008 - 11:12 am .- After praying the Angelus on Sunday, the Pope Benedict described his preoccupation with the global rise in tensions and called for the restoration of a climate of trust and collaboration" in international relations.

Pope: Profess faith in Christ ‘who never abandons us’

Aug 24, 2008 - 10:51 am .- Before the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI held up St. Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God as an example for Christians. Recounting his mission as Pope, bishop of Rome and successor of Peter, he encouraged his audience to support him with their prayers.

There is still time to avoid an abortion disaster in Mexico, pro-life leader warns

Aug 24, 2008 - 06:57 am .- The director of the International Office of the Life Foundation, Paulina Sada, addressed a message to the members of Mexico’s Supreme Court, calling on them to avoid the consequences of an “abortion disaster” in the country.  “Your honors, there is still time to avoid the disaster of abortion in Mexico,” she said.

Vandalized churches unbowed: St. Michael’s in Georgetown re-sanctified after desecration

Aug 24, 2008 - 03:03 am .- Pastors at two parishes in Delaware said recent vandalism at their churches was disappointing but the congregations are eager to move on.