Archive of October 10, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 10, 2008

Oswaldo Payá denounces aggression against Cuban prisoner of conscience

Oct 10, 2008 - 06:33 pm .- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, has denounced the aggression against Cuban prisoner of conscience Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia, who has been placed in solitary confinement and denied all communication with his family.

Vatican daily responds to 'black legend' about Pius XII

Oct 10, 2008 - 04:50 pm .- In an editorial, the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano, reaffirmed on Wednesday the heroic and decisive work of Pope Pius XII to save Jews during World War II, rejected the accusations that the Pontiff ignored the Holocaust, and called such claims “black legends” unsupported by history.

Conn. bishops call for constitutional convention to reverse same-sex marriage decision

Oct 10, 2008 - 04:25 pm .- The Supreme Court of Connecticut, in a 4 to 3 decision, ruled on Friday that homosexual couples have the right to marry. In response, the Connecticut Catholic Conference said the decision creates an “inevitable conflict between people of faith, the natural law and the authority of the State” and called for a Constitutional Convention to overturn the decision.

Young person tells experience of defending Cathedral from feminist horde

Oct 10, 2008 - 01:28 pm .- Pablo is one of the one hundred Argentinean young people who stood outside the Cathedral of Neuquen on August 17 to shield the church from protests by feminists who want abortion to be legalized.

Bishops address the Bible’s role in the family, for clergy and in the Holy Land

Oct 10, 2008 - 11:35 am .- On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, with Pope Benedict present, several Church fathers offered their input to the ongoing synod on the Bible. Among them were the president of the Council on the Family, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts.

Mexican cardinal slams lawmakers for scorning a grassroots initiative against abortion

Oct 10, 2008 - 04:44 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, slammed lawmakers in the state of Jalisco for ignoring a grassroots initiative supported by 53,000 signatures that calls for the protection of the unborn, when they decided to postpone debate on the measure until next year.

Chilean priest new president of Aid to the Church in Need

Oct 10, 2008 - 12:46 am .- The Holy See has named Chilean priest Father Joaquin Alliende-Luco the new leader of Aid to the Church in Need.

Rural families in Mexico to also be part of photographic mosaic for the Pope

Oct 10, 2008 - 12:28 am .- The organizing committee of the Fifth World Meeting of Families said this week during a press conference that rural and indigenous families in Mexico who do not have access to the internet will also be able to have their family photos included in the mosaic that will be presented to Pope Benedict XVI during the event.