Archive of November 4, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 4, 2008

Salvadoran bishops call on priests to refrain from political activities

Nov 4, 2008 - 11:22 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of El Salvador has called on priests and religious to foster harmony among all Salvadorans and to abstain “from all active participation in politics,” as elections in the country draw near.

Archbishop concerned that abortion could spread to all of Mexico

Nov 4, 2008 - 08:13 pm .- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon in Mexico has expressed his concern that the legalization of abortion up to the twelfth week in Mexico City could spread to the entire country.

Xavier University criticized for hosting Obama event

Nov 4, 2008 - 06:08 pm .- Xavier University has drawn criticism for hosting a “Countdown to Change” get-out-the-vote event sponsored by Obama for America on Monday, the day before today’s election.

Lawmakers who vote in favor of abortion in Uruguay incur excommunication

Nov 4, 2008 - 05:07 pm .- Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo told the Uruguayan daily El Pais that lawmakers who vote in favor of the legalization of abortion incur automatic excommunication, and stressed that “the values of the human being are not subject to vote.”

Exhibit on Pius XII shows historical truth and demolishes black legend

Nov 4, 2008 - 03:10 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Science, Archbishop Walter Brandmuller, presented on Monday the exhibit “Pius XII: The Man and His Pontificate.” The exhibit shows the historical truth about Pius XII’s papacy and how he saved thousands of Jews during World War II.

Prop. 8 foes criticized for Mormon missionary home invasion ad

Nov 4, 2008 - 12:20 pm .- In what one Catholic bishop called “a blatant display of religious bigotry and intolerance,” a commercial advocating a “no” vote on Proposition 8 depicts Mormon missionaries invading the homes of a lesbian couple.

‘Jane Roe’ releases video encouraging Americans to vote for life

Nov 4, 2008 - 11:26 am .- Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion 35 years ago, has released a video encouraging Americans to cast their ballot for a candidate who will appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices.

Historic Catholic-Muslim dialogue gets underway at the Vatican

Nov 4, 2008 - 11:08 am .- Catholic-Muslim dialogue took a step forward today as representatives from the two different religions met at the Vatican. The two-day meeting will focus on the need for respecting human dignity, religious freedom and the theological aspects of “Love of God and Neighbor.”

We ‘will be judged by how we vote,’ says Fargo bishop

Nov 4, 2008 - 06:10 am .- At a Mass marking the completion of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Fargo, North Dakota, Bishop Samuel J. Aquila reminded his congregation that no Catholic can vote for someone who supports an intrinsic evil and that all Catholics “will be judged by how we vote.” 

Head Knight of Columbus warns Freedom of Choice Act threatens pro-life successes

Nov 4, 2008 - 03:38 am .- Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has published a message regarding the upcoming election. Praising the “many small successes” of the pro-life movement, he warns that even these minor restrictions on abortion could be invalidated if the Freedom of Choice Act passes.

Church attendance ‘strongest gap’ in presidential candidates’ support

Nov 4, 2008 - 01:24 am .- Evangelical voters’ aversion to voting for a Democratic president appears to have changed little, a recent poll indicates, though their support for Sen. John McCain still lags behind their strong showing for George W. Bush.

U.S. Vatican official: vote pro-life and pray to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 4, 2008 - 12:59 am .- In an interview with Inside the Vatican Magazine’s correspondent Andrew Rabel, Archbishop Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St Louis (MO) and Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura at the Holy See, called on Catholics to cast their vote knowing that abortion is the fundamental moral issue, and praying to Our Lady of Guadalupe to help put an end to abortion in the U.S.