Archive of September 8, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 8, 2008

Shrine for victims of abortion created in Mexico City

Sep 8, 2008 - 10:21 pm .- Some fifty organizations came together Monday in Mexico City for the inauguration of a shrine for the victims of the abortion, which is intended to also be “a place of prayer” for women who suffer regret over having undergone an abortion and losing an “unborn child.”

Author excoriates Archbishop of Lima’s detractors

Sep 8, 2008 - 08:06 pm .- Journalist Federico Prieto Celi, author of the book, “The Wheat and the Weeds,” has denounced the new attacks on the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, by “small groups trying to take away his authority.”

Cardinal Levada laments announcement of new abortion law in Spain

Sep 8, 2008 - 06:32 pm .- Spanish media reported this week on the comments made by the prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Levada, who lamented a new law on abortion that experts say will make the practice more widespread in Spain

Bishops criticize Biden’s abortion remarks for flawed reasoning

Sep 8, 2008 - 04:33 pm .- Bishop of Madison Robert C. Morlino and Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput have responded to Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Biden’s claim that the point when life begins is a religious belief by criticizing him for “flawed moral reasoning” and for confusing the Catholic faithful.

Biden also sees debate over abortion in Church teaching

Sep 8, 2008 - 04:10 pm .- Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee, explained his stand on abortion in a Sunday appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press and responded to several U.S. bishops’ critiques of Nancy Pelosi’s justification for her pro-abortion rights position. Characterizing the belief that life begins at conception as a “religiously based view”...

Fifty days after WYD, Pope Benedict, Cardinal Pell send messages to pilgrims

Sep 8, 2008 - 01:45 pm .- users received special messages from Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, Cardinal George Pell to mark 50 days after the closing of World Youth Day 2008.  The prelates recalled the celebrations during the events and invited the young pilgrims to continue building their relationship with Jesus.

Archbishop of Havana calls for solidarity with victims of Hurricane Gustav

Sep 8, 2008 - 01:02 pm .- In a letter to all Catholics in Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, called for solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Gustav, which “caused heavy damage in the eastern region of the province of Pinar del Rio and particularly on the Isle of Youth, where the damage borders on catastrophic.”

Holy Father encourages young people to discover God to find true freedom

Sep 8, 2008 - 11:10 am .- On Sunday evening, Pope Benedict addressed young people in the Italian city of Cagliari encouraging them to seek family, spiritual and intellectual formation and profound faith in response to the individualism and consumerism that characterize the world today.

A renewed society must come from young Christians, says Pope Benedict

Sep 8, 2008 - 10:22 am .- Shortly after arriving on the island of Sardinia on Sunday morning, Pope Benedict presided over Mass for 100,000 people at the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria. In his homily, the Pope challenged his listeners to help young people encounter Christ, and through this new generation of Christians, evangelize politics, the economy and the working world.