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

Prayer is best weapon against anti-Christian violence, says Indian cardinal

Sep 24, 2008 - 11:40 pm .- In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, explained that the best weapon the Church and the faithful have against the wave of anti-Christian violence in the country is prayer.

Everyone needs law of God which is law of love, Madrid cardinal says

Sep 24, 2008 - 09:08 pm .- The Archbishop of Madrid and president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said during his Sunday reflection that faced with the current economic and social crises in Spain, everyone needs to live according to the law of God which is the law of love.

National 40 Days for Life fall campaign launches as elections approach

Sep 24, 2008 - 09:01 pm .- The 40 Days for Life Campaign launched its 179-city fall program on Wednesday in South Bend, Indiana. The community-based campaign will last until November 2, focusing upon prayer and fasting, educational outreach, and round-the-clock peaceful vigils outside abortion clinics or Planned Parenthood centers.

Minority women disproportionately abort even as overall rate declines, study says

Sep 24, 2008 - 05:46 pm .- A study of abortion trends in the U.S. claims that the abortion rate is now at its lowest level since 1974, though minority groups did see as large of a drop in abortions. One critic of the study suggests it ignores both the “purposeful” placement of abortion clinics in African-American areas and the manner in which abortion is promoted to black women.

Famous Mexican actor rips Obama over abortion, warns U.S. Latinos

Sep 24, 2008 - 03:34 pm .- The movie star Eduardo Verástegui has recorded a special video message to encourage Hispanic voters in the U.S. to put an end to abortion and to expose the radical abortion position of presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Pope to visit tomb of Padre Pio next year, says Cardinal Bertone

Sep 24, 2008 - 12:52 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, announced during Mass on the Feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the saint’s tomb at San Giovanni Rotondo next year.

Our faith is born of a meeting with Christ in the Church, Pope teaches

Sep 24, 2008 - 11:05 am .- Continuing his reflections on St. Paul, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated today's audience to Paul's relationship with the Twelve Apostles. The Pope reminded the faithful that like Paul, “our faith is not born of a myth, nor of an idea, but of a meeting with the Risen One in the life of the Church."

Crisis of violence in Mexico has its roots in loss of values, bishops say

Sep 24, 2008 - 10:34 am .- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca and his Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Campos Conteras said in a recent statement that the crisis of violence and lack of security in the country is due to the loss of values in Mexican society.

Victoria abortion bill threatens existence of Catholic hospitals, archbishop says

Sep 24, 2008 - 04:59 am .- Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia is railing against a bill in the state of Victoria, which will require doctors who object to performing abortions to do so in “emergencies,” among other anti-conscience rules. The Catholic archbishop labeled the bill "a real threat to the continued existence of Catholic hospitals.”

Former abortion doctor urges South Dakotans to vote for life

Sep 24, 2008 - 12:47 am .- Pro-life activists in South Dakota have launched a television ad featuring Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the founding members of NARAL, who calls on South Dakotans to vote to ban the use of “abortion as birth control.”