Archive of September 28, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 28, 2008

Hundreds of thousands of Argentineans honor the Virgin Mary of the Rosary of San Nicolás

Sep 28, 2008 - 10:45 pm .- Some 200,000 people participated in the Eucharistic celebration near the Sanctuary of Mary of the Rosary of San Nicolás, for the 25th Anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady in Argentina.

Poor box at SS. Peter and Paul hits million milestone

Sep 28, 2008 - 02:54 pm .- Week in and week out, parishioners of all ages at SS. Peter and Paul Parish thoughtfully slip cash — and occasionally checks — into the church’s five poor boxes. Last month, their charitable acts of kindness topped more than $1 million for the 18 years the poor box ministry has been in place there.

Benedict XVI recalls humility of John Paul I on the 30th anniversary of his death

Sep 28, 2008 - 08:38 am .- On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of John Paul I, Pope Benedict I dedicated his Sunday Angelus to the Pontiff whose reign lasted 33 days.

Panamanian government taking advantage of bishops’ absence to pass new law on "reproductive health"

Sep 28, 2008 - 04:49 am .- Pro-family groups in Panama are denouncing the government’s Ministries of Health and Education for taking advantage of the absence of the country’s Catholic bishops—who are currently in Rome for their ad limina visit—to present a controversial bill on sexual and reproductive health that would violate the right of parents to decide the kind of sexual education their children receive.

Government incapable of accepting that Spaniards do not want new abortion law

Sep 28, 2008 - 04:46 am .- The spokesman for the organization Right to Life in Spain, Gador Joya, lamented the lack of debate on a new abortion law under consideration and said the government does not listen to society because it is incapable of accepting that they do not want new legislation on abortion.

New technique advances embryonic stem cell alternative

Sep 28, 2008 - 12:07 am .- Researchers have refined an experimental process that could produce stem cells without needing to create and destroy human embryos. The process turns adult cells into what are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) believed to have high potential for therapeutic treatments for many severe medical conditions.