Archive of November 9, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 9, 2008

What will really happen this week at the USCCB meeting

Nov 9, 2008 - 11:08 pm .- Since the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, several Catholic commentators have speculated on how theoriginal agenda of the annual Fall General Assembly of the UnitedStates Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will change.

Couple helps Catholics live out the full calling of marriage

Nov 9, 2008 - 03:31 pm .- A San Antonio couple is pushing for a true renewal of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church through an educational ministry called “Covenant of Love.” The program strives to help couples achieve a joy-filled marriage with Christ at the center.

Ukrainian Catholics in U.S. to remember Communist-inflicted famine

Nov 9, 2008 - 12:13 pm .- The Most Rev. Stefan Soroka, the highest-ranking leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, will hold a service at Pennsylvania State University on Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine inflicted by Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin to wipe out Catholic Ukrainians.

Pope marks Feast of Dedication of Lateran Basilica

Nov 9, 2008 - 12:08 pm .- Presiding over the recitation of the Sunday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI commemorated the Feast of the Dedication of Rome’s Lateran Basilica. Calling Christians the ‘living stones’ of a ‘spiritual building,’ he reminded the faithful that God wants to build in the world a community that “worships him in spirit and truth.”

Obama should ‘pick up the phone’ in U.S.-Vatican relations, John Allen says

Nov 9, 2008 - 12:41 am .- Vatican expert John Allen has written an open letter to President-elect Barack Obama discussing how the U.S. government and the Vatican may best interact under an Obama administration. Warning him not to repeat the Vatican-snubbing mistakes of the Clinton administration, Allen advised the future president that enormous good may result from U.S.-Vatican cooperation.