Archive of November 7, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 7, 2008

Minister of Health supports presidential veto of abortion in Uruguay

Nov 7, 2008 - 11:35 pm .- The Uruguayan daily El Pais reported that the country’s Health Minister, Maria Julia Munoz, has said she would support a presidential veto of the controversial law on sexual and reproductive health approved by the House of Representatives this week.

'Bella' star works to protect the unborn in Spain

Nov 7, 2008 - 09:22 pm .-  Mexican actor turned pro-life leader Eduardo Verastegui is in Spain this week promoting his movie “Bella,” which debuts there this weekend. While in Barcelona, Verastegui spoke about his desire to protect the unborn, especially Hispanics in the U.S.

Vatican says objection to Education for Citizenship not only 'opportune' but 'necessary'

Nov 7, 2008 - 08:13 pm .- The prefect for the Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, has said conscientious objection by parents and students to civic education that is contrary to their convictions “is not only opportune but necessary.”

Pro-legal abortion Catholic wins hotly contested congressional seat

Nov 7, 2008 - 06:03 pm .- Thomas Perriello, a Catholic who is in favor of legalized abortion has defeated Republican incumbent Virgil Goode by 648 votes in the race for Viriginia’s Fifth Congressional District.

Archbishop of Paris criticizes work on Sunday

Nov 7, 2008 - 04:24 pm .- The Archbishop of Paris and President of the Bishops’ Conference of France, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, has criticized laws that extend the workday on Sundays, which he recalled is the Day of the Lord and an opportunity for family time.

Knights of Columbus congratulate Obama, celebrate pro-marriage votes

Nov 7, 2008 - 03:39 pm .- Mr. Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, released a statement on Friday extending his congratulations to president-elect Barack Obama and expressing the organization’s joy for the success of the pro-marriage ballots passed in California, Florida and Arizona.

Becket Fund to Award Canterbury Medal to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.

Nov 7, 2008 - 03:09 pm .- For his bold defense of the role of Church in the public square, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has announced that it will be awarding Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput with its highest honor.

Pius XII’s canonization is exclusive competence of the Holy See, says Cardinal Bertone

Nov 7, 2008 - 01:17 pm .- On Thursday at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, gave a speech at a Congress on the 50th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God, Pius XII, and recalled that his cause for canonization is a religious act that demands respect from all and is the exclusive competence of the Holy See.

Pope condemns organ transplant abuses as ‘abominable’

Nov 7, 2008 - 11:54 am .- The Holy Father praised the generosity involved in the donation of organs or tissues and condemned the abuses in the transplant and trafficking of organs as he addressed an international congress on organ donation in Rome today.

Europe must not forget the lessons of oppression, Pope cautions

Nov 7, 2008 - 11:20 am .- A younger generations of Europeans that never experienced totalitarian regimes risks losing the lesson their parents learned under persecution: God alone is the source of true happiness. Pope Benedict offered this counsel this morning as he received the credentials of the new ambassador from Lithuania to the Holy See.

Future Obama abortion legislation will violate conscience rights, PRI president says

Nov 7, 2008 - 06:41 am .- President-elect Barack Obama’s concessions to his pro-abortion rights supporters will include the appointment of abortion-friendly Supreme Court justices and the signing of legislative acts which mandate federal taxpayer funding for abortions, strike down “any and all” federal restrictions on abortion, and violate the rights of pro-life conscientious objectors.

Churchgoing Catholics chose McCain over Obama

Nov 7, 2008 - 03:14 am .- Exit polls are reporting that more weekly churchgoing Catholics voted for John McCain than for  President-elect Barack Obama, slightly favoring McCain by 50 percent to 49 percent.

Most Catholic college students are inconsistent Catholics, study shows

Nov 7, 2008 - 01:08 am .- A new survey from the Cardinal Newman Society’s (CNS) Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education finds that most students on Catholic campuses show an inconsistent adherence to their Catholic faith and often reject sexual morality and Catholic teaching on abortion.