Archive of November 10, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 10, 2008

Professors and activities at Catholic schools helped Obama win, group claims

Nov 10, 2008 - 11:11 pm .- The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) is claiming that several outspoken professors and political activities on Catholic university campuses helped Sen. Barack Obama win the Catholic vote.

Prop. 8 supporters suffer harassment, assaults from homosexual activists

Nov 10, 2008 - 09:44 pm .- Supporters of California’s Proposition 8 are reporting harassment and even violent assaults from opponents protesting the passage of the ballot proposal which rescinded a California Supreme Court decision that imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Homosexual activists have held large protests at Mormon temples and Catholic churches, deriding their opponents as hateful.

Obama was elected on the economy, not on values issues, Cardinal George says

Nov 10, 2008 - 08:05 pm .- Early on Monday afternoon, Cardinal Francis George held a press conference where he spoke about how the U.S. bishops will engage President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and provided his analysis of the bishops’ efforts to inform Catholic voters during the election.

Colombian archbishop still hopeful for dialogue with rebels

Nov 10, 2008 - 07:16 pm .- In an interview with the Colombian daily “El Tiempo,” Archbishop Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo of Medellin said that it is still possible to dialogue with rebels in the country, because each one of them is a unique person that has their "own story and heart.”

Cardinal George to society: Don’t ask Catholics to check their beliefs at the door

Nov 10, 2008 - 04:55 pm .- Archbishop of Chicago Francis George, speaking as the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Monday lamented the fact that Catholics cannot be considered “full partners” in public life unless they put aside “fundamental Catholic teachings” on abortion and other beliefs about a “just moral and political order.”

Assassination attempt made John Paul II more devoted to Fatima, Cardinal Dziwisz recalls

Nov 10, 2008 - 04:21 pm .- John Paul II’s former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, said last week that the late Pontiff become more devoted to Our Lady of Fatima after the attempt on his life of May 13, 1981, as he was convinced her intercession saved him.

Same-sex marriage is contrary to civilization, Madrid cardinal warns

Nov 10, 2008 - 12:49 pm .- The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said last week that a understanding of marriage “in which sexual differences do not play a role goes against not only Christian civilization but against practically all civilizations.”

Pope Benedict recalls Pius XII’s teachings and impact on the Church

Nov 10, 2008 - 11:49 am .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict met with participants in a congress titled, “The Heritage of Pius XII's Magisterium and Vatican Council II.”  During the event, the Pontiff called to mind Pius XII’s teachings, his relationship with Christ, and his influence on the Church.

Pope Benedict eager to promote peace between China and Taiwan

Nov 10, 2008 - 11:48 am .- At the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI received a new ambassador from Taiwan and welcomed the recent "positive developments" in relations between mainland China and Taiwan.