Archive of October 19, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 19, 2008

Maher allegedly filmed anti-religion movie in Catholic parish under false pretenses

Oct 19, 2008 - 06:19 pm .- A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Newark has responded to reports that comedian Bill Maher filmed part of his anti-religion documentary “Religulous” at a parish in the archdiocese.

Pro-Obama Catholic: abortion is 'intrinsic evil,' but you can still vote pro-abortion

Oct 19, 2008 - 02:00 pm .- M. Cathleen Kaveny, one of the three high profile self-described pro-life Catholics who supports Sen. Barack Obama for president, has made the case in an article published by the Jesuit weekly magazine “America,” that abortion is indeed an intrinsic evil, but that it is still okay to vote for pro-abortion candidates, since “intrinsic evil,” may not be “grave” enough.

Prayer prepares the way for the Gospel, Pope Benedict says

Oct 19, 2008 - 10:52 am .- Following Mass in the square in front of the Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Rosary in Pompeii, Italy, Pope Benedict XVI greeted the 30,000 faithful present and invited them to pray for two special intentions: the synod of bishops and World Mission Day. The Holy Father also spoke about today’s beatification of Louis Martin Zélie Guérin, the parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, patroness of missions, in Lisieux, France.

Vatican official cautions against S. African ‘Oil of Gladness’ services

Oct 19, 2008 - 02:30 am .- Archbishop Albert Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has written to the South Africa bishops’ conference president Cardinal Wilfrid Napier concerning the “Anointing with the Oil of Gladness” services.