Archive of October 23, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 23, 2008

Catholic Association of Latino Leaders issues first position papers

Oct 23, 2008 - 11:10 pm .- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders has published its first two “position papers” in its newsletters to further its mission to serve the Latino communities and the common good of the United States.

University in hot water with Bishop Brandt for inviting Kmiec to speak

Oct 23, 2008 - 08:05 pm .- The U.S. presidential election is having influence in ways previously not imagined. Upon learning that Prof. Douglas Kmiec, a Catholic professor who has endorsed Barack Obama for president, was invited to speak at Seton Hill College, Bishop Lawrence Brandt issued a statement expressing his displeasure and saying that Kmiec “distorts Catholic teaching.”

Most accurate pollster from 2004 race: McCain now leading among Catholics

Oct 23, 2008 - 06:55 pm .- Investor's Business Daily and the TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (IBD/TIPP) has just released a tracking poll that shows that John McCain has dramatically shortened the his deficit with Barack Obama, taking a significant lead among Catholics.

Bishop’s column on Obama abortion policies prompts call for IRS action

Oct 23, 2008 - 06:16 pm .- A New Jersey bishop’s newspaper column has prompted the activist group Americans United for Separation of Church and State to request an Internal Revenue Service investigation. The group alleges that Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli violated regulations forbidding tax-exempt organizations from tying political issues to the candidates who support them.

Archbishop of Monterrey calls on political parties to watch out for 'drug politics'

Oct 23, 2008 - 04:17 pm .- The Archbishop of Monterrey, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, called on the country’s political parties and organizations to take action to avoid infiltration in their ranks by drug traders.

Pope meets with old seminary friend

Oct 23, 2008 - 02:49 pm .- At the conclusion of this week’s Wednesday General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI greeted one of his old friends from seminary, Father Hans Waxenberger, with whom he briefly conversed about “the years of his youth,” the L’Osservatore Romano reported.

Sonora becomes second Mexican state to pass law protecting unborn

Oct 23, 2008 - 12:34 pm .- By a vote of 27-5, the Sonora State Congress in Mexico amended the state’s constitution and enshrined protection of human life from conception to natural death, closing the door to legal efforts to expand abortion.

Website promotes Hispanic Catholic vote in U.S.

Oct 23, 2008 - 11:00 am .- With elections less than two weeks away in the U.S., a new website has been launched to help instruct Hispanic Catholics on voting according their faith as they go to polls and decide on the future of the country.

Argentina and Chile celebrate 30-year peace brokered by John Paul II

Oct 23, 2008 - 10:47 am .- Pope John Paul II is a Pontiff remembered for helping bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain, but less well-known is the fact that on October 16, 1978 the late Pope intervened in a confrontation between Argentina and Chile to establish peace. To recall the occasion, Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to the archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Abortions cannot be reduced without overturning Roe v. Wade, bishops say

Oct 23, 2008 - 05:11 am .- In a response to groups claiming that pro-life organizations should find ways to reduce abortions through government programs rather than trying to overturn Roe v. Wade, two prominent U.S. bishops have released a statement saying that Catholics must find ways to support pregnant woman as well as strive to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision.

Bishop Finn calls his diocese to prayer and sacrifice for election

Oct 23, 2008 - 03:35 am .- With the presidential election only days away, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph is calling his flock’s attention to the gravity of the choice they face and is urging them to join him in prayer.

Brazilian archdiocese rejects campaign by pro-abortion priests

Oct 23, 2008 - 01:10 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Luiz Stringhini of Sao Paulo in Brazil has criticized the decision by a group of Catholic priests of the archdiocese to support the candidacy of pro-abortion politician Marta Suplicy, who is running for mayor of Sao Paulo.