Archive of September 30, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 30, 2008

Global economic crisis demands centrality of man be restored, says Cardinal Martino

Sep 30, 2008 - 08:42 pm .- Addressing the issue of the financial crisis affecting the United States and the rest of the world, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, called on society this week to remember that the human person should be at the center of the world economy.

Cardinal Rivera says its always possible to return to doing good

Sep 30, 2008 - 07:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said during his homily on Sunday that it is always possible to return to doing good and to begin life anew.

‘Fireproof’ takes in $6.8 million over opening weekend

Sep 30, 2008 - 06:50 pm .- Fireproof, a new movie about a firefighter who learns how to rescue his troubled marriage, is reportedly faring well at the box office on its opening weekend.

McCain leading Obama among Ohio Catholics 51 to 43

Sep 30, 2008 - 05:36 pm .- A new survey from Rasmussen Reports shows that Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is leading Democratic Sen. Barack Obama among Catholic voters in the key swing state of Ohio 51 percent to 43 percent.

Nice words are not enough to build peace, says Bolivian cardinal

Sep 30, 2008 - 03:38 pm .- The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, said this that week nice words are not enough to bring peace and that Bolivians need to dedicate “time to reaching an agreement, to laying the foundation for a lasting peace.”

Archbishop Burke talks about Dems as the ‘party of death’ and denying Communion

Sep 30, 2008 - 02:24 pm .- The head of the Church’s “Supreme Court,” Archbishop Raymond Burke, recently granted an interview to the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire, during which he discussed the reaction of the media to his appointment in Rome, the Democrat Party and denying Communion to pro-choice politicians.

Pope’s brother reveals unknown details of Benedict XVI's life

Sep 30, 2008 - 10:58 am .- In an interview by Andrea Tornielli for the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Pope Benedict XVI’s brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, revealed several unknown details from the childhood of the Pontiff, such as when he said one time that Benedict would be a good name for a pope, and that he never went to Hitler Youth meetings he was obliged to attend.

Use communications technologies to promote good of man, says Archbishop Celli

Sep 30, 2008 - 10:22 am .- Recognizing that the world is becoming increasingly influenced by new technologies, Pope Benedict XVI is dedicating his upcoming message for the World Day of Social Communications to ways that these channels of communication can help promote a culture of "respect, dialogue and friendship."

Fiscal crisis response must not forget human cost, Bishop Murphy says

Sep 30, 2008 - 05:36 am .- William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has written to U.S. political leaders and the Secretary of the Treasury asking that the Bush administration and Congress make a moral response to the financial crisis.

Archbishop of New Orleans criticizes ‘blatantly anti-life’ sterilization proposal

Sep 30, 2008 - 03:20 am .- Archbishop of New Orleans Alfred C. Hughes has criticized a Louisiana lawmaker’s proposal to pay poor women to sterilize themselves, calling it “seriously wrong,” “blatantly anti-life,” and a “form of eugenics.”

Pro-life group launches campaign to pray for abortionists’ conversion

Sep 30, 2008 - 01:15 am .- The pro-life group Human Life International (HLI) has launched an international campaign to promote praying the St. Michael prayer for the conversion of abortionists.