Archive of October 28, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 28, 2008

Catalan officials seek to promote homosexuality during family festival

Oct 28, 2008 - 11:22 pm .- The president of the Institute for Family Policy in the Spanish region of Cataluna, Liberto Senderos, has denounced regional government officials for organizing a workshop promoting homosexuality at a family festival in Barcelona.

Chuck Norris unleashes attack on Obama over abortion

Oct 28, 2008 - 09:02 pm .- Action star Chuck Norris has written an essay defending the right to life, attacking Sen. Barack Obama’s stand on abortion and urging voters to “vote their values” in the upcoming election.

Venezuelan and Spanish ministers refuse to recognize democracy project in Cuba

Oct 28, 2008 - 06:35 pm .- The founder of the Christian Liberation Movement and promoter of the Varela Project—which seeks peaceful democratic change in Cuba—Oswaldo Paya, criticized the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Spain for offending Cubans by their lack of support for the re-launching of the initiative.

Fordham draws more criticism for awarding ethics prize to Justice Breyer

Oct 28, 2008 - 05:06 pm .- Fordham University’s plans to award Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer an ethics prize at a Wednesday night dinner in New York continue to draw criticism for honoring the justice who has supported abortion rights to the point that he defends partial-birth abortions as constitutionally protected.

Vatican cardinal calls for teaching of non-violence as Hindus celebrate Diwali

Oct 28, 2008 - 04:07 pm .- Addressing the violent attacks against Christians in India was the focus of this year’s message to Hindus for the celebration of Diwali from Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the pontifical council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

Institute demands Spanish government publish figures on abortions in 2007

Oct 28, 2008 - 02:26 pm .- The president of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, has demanded that the Socialist government publish the figures on the number of abortions that took place in 2007 and inform the public in order to put an end to the manipulation of the debate on the new law on abortion.

Baja California becomes next Mexican state to take steps to protect unborn

Oct 28, 2008 - 11:25 am .- The Baja California State Congress has voted to reform its constitution to guarantee the right to life of the unborn, making it the next Mexican state after Sonora to head off attempts to legalize abortion.

Vatican II is still relevant for the Church and society, says Benedict XVI

Oct 28, 2008 - 10:20 am .- Calling Vatican II “an extraordinary ecclesial event,” Pope Benedict XVI has written to members of an international congress on the pontificate of John Paul II and the council, saying that the council’s documents must continue to be applied to the Church to lead people to Christ and give them hope.

Senate candidate Al Franken accused of anti-Catholicism

Oct 28, 2008 - 10:00 am .- Al Franken, comedian and U.S. Senate candidate for Minnesota, has been criticized for his “diatribes” against Catholics.

Cardinal Egan: Abortion support equal to Nazism

Oct 28, 2008 - 09:37 am .- In a strongly worded article published next to a moving photo of an unborn baby in the womb, Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York, compared tolerating abortions to the reasoning used by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin to commit mass murders.

Appellate court to consider constitutionality of roadside cross displays

Oct 28, 2008 - 07:00 am .- The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is now considering a legal case claiming that the erection of roadside crosses in Utah in memory of fallen state troopers is unconstitutional. 

Pro-life students start scholarship fund for pregnant college women

Oct 28, 2008 - 01:21 am .- A pro-life organization at St. Louis University is working to ensure that no pregnant college student has to choose between her baby and her education.  The student group recently announced its efforts to establish an endowed scholarship to assist pregnant women with their educational costs.