Archive of October 27, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 27, 2008

Non-participation in secular life a ‘grave omission’ says Argentinean bishop

Oct 27, 2008 - 11:01 pm .- Bishop Marcelo Raul Martorell of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina told the faithful last week they should participate in civil life, especially in politics, and said abstaining from involvement in secular affairs is a “grave omission.”

‘Institute for Women’ created in Panama to promote abortion

Oct 27, 2008 - 05:29 pm .- Local media in Panama reported last week that the country’s Ministry of Social Development is driving the creation of the so-called “Institute for Women,” which will promote gender ideology, abortion and same-sex unions.

Bishop: San Diego City Council stand against Prop. 8 would be divisive

Oct 27, 2008 - 05:01 pm .- Salvatore Cordileone, auxiliary bishop of the San Diego diocese, has written to San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the San Diego City Council as the council considers on Monday a resolution concerning whether the city will officially oppose Proposition 8. The bishop’s letter argued that passing the resolution would not represent the consensus of San Diegans and would weaken the family.

Bishops in Spain reiterate legitimacy of conscientious objection to government school course

Oct 27, 2008 - 03:59 pm .- The president of the Spanish Bishops’ Committee on Education, Bishop Casimiro Lopez Llorente of Segorbe said last week parents have the right to conscientiously object to the controversial material included in the Education for Citizenship course which the government is imposing on all schools.

Pressure builds to change anti-life content of youth summit

Oct 27, 2008 - 12:57 pm .- Citing its pro-abortion rights and anti-parent content, a coalition of pro-family and pro-life groups has published an open letter to Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, asking him not to sign the convention on the rights of young people at the upcoming Latin American Summit of Heads of State and of Government, which will take place in San Salvador at the end of the month.

Pro-Obama Catholic claims pro-lifers adhere to ‘pelvic theology’

Oct 27, 2008 - 12:45 pm .- Bill Roth, president of the Catholic Democrats political action committee, recently spoke about pro-life Catholics who strongly oppose the idea that voting for Barack Obama is a viable Catholic option, describing them as followers of “pelvic theology.”

Same-sex marriage will impact all families and children, video shows

Oct 27, 2008 - 12:11 pm .- To demonstrate the impact that allowing same-sex marriage has on society, iVoteValues has produced a short video showing how the gay agenda in schools impacts children and families.

Eastern Catholic prelates appeal for peace in Lebanon, Iraq and India

Oct 27, 2008 - 11:55 am .- On Friday afternoon patriarchs and archbishops from Eastern Catholic churches who were participating in the Synod of Bishops appealed to Pope Benedict XVI “in favor of our brothers and sisters of the East,” asking for the confirmation of all attempts being made to “favor peace, freedom, and truth in love” in Lebanon, Iraq and India.

Pope makes public Synod’s 55 propositions

Oct 27, 2008 - 11:06 am .- The working sessions of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops ended Saturday morning when the Synod Fathers approved 55 propositions to present to Pope Benedict XVI.

Catholics in Texas to hold Pilgrimage for Life

Oct 27, 2008 - 04:55 am .- Catholic Texans will have the opportunity to show their support for life and the dignity of the human person at a Pilgrimage for Life that will be led by Cardinal DiNardo of Houston just before Thanksgiving.