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

Expert warns that upcoming summit on young people is anti-life and anti-family

Sep 23, 2008 - 09:45 pm .- A group of pro-life and pro-family experts has warned that the upcoming summit “Youth and Development,” which will be held in El Salvador in October, will promote so-called “sexual and reproductive rights,” contraception, gender ideology, abortion, and a frontal attack on the family and the rights of parents to educate their children according to their convictions.

Cardinal Rigali warns that FOCA makes abortion on demand a ‘national entitlement’

Sep 23, 2008 - 05:08 pm .- Cardinal Justin Rigali, the chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has written a letter to the U.S. Congress to alert them that the Freedom of Choice Act would undermine bipartisan efforts to reduce abortions and make abortion on demand a "national entitlement."

Spanish bishops condemn terrorist attack by ETA

Sep 23, 2008 - 04:18 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain has condemned the terrorist attack attributed to the Basque separatist group ETA, which took place Monday morning in the town of Santona, claiming the life of one person and leaving 10 others injured.  The bishops also expressed their closeness and solidarity with the victims and their family members.

President of Colombian bishops: No to legalizing the killing of innocents in Colombia

Sep 23, 2008 - 02:24 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Ruben Salazar Gomez has issued a statement about the efforts to regulate euthanasia in the country and warned that it is “contrary to ethics and socially disorienting to pass legislation regarding the suppression of innocent human lives.”

World financial crisis is a consequence of idolatry of money, Peruvian cardinal says

Sep 23, 2008 - 12:30 pm .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, said this week the financial crisis in the United States and the rest of the world is a consequence of the idolatry of money and power.

Pope Benedict to open Bible Synod at St. Paul’s basilica

Sep 23, 2008 - 10:33 am .- This morning the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI will convene the greatly anticipated Synod on the Bible by celebrating Mass at the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on October 5.

Vatican makes museums and catacombs free for European Heritage Day

Sep 23, 2008 - 09:54 am .- Along with 48 other countries from across Europe, Vatican City will celebrate the annual European Heritage Days by opening the Vatican Museums to the public free of charge, as well as inaugurating a photographic exhibition on catacombs.

Leading Catholic entrepreneur pens book on how people should relate to money

Sep 23, 2008 - 05:37 am .- Many in our society view money as a “necessary evil.”  Instead, entrepreneur and author, Frank Hanna explains, “money is a gift from God that is frequently abused because of our lack of understanding of its proper use.” Based on ancient teachings and his own personal experiences, Hanna clearly lays out the meaning of money in his new book...

Major Welsh adoption agency to cut Catholic ties due to new same-sex adoption rules

Sep 23, 2008 - 04:05 am .- A Welsh Catholic adoption agency, which has been in operation since 1947, is cutting its ties with the Catholic Church because of new rules that force adoption agencies to consider placing children with homosexual couples.

WYD showing positive effects among Hong Kong pilgrims

Sep 23, 2008 - 01:24 am .- The Diocese of Hong Kong continues to benefit from its World Youth Day 2008 pilgrims, observing increased participation, strengthened faith and more vocations among the youth, a report in the diocesan bulletin says.