Archive of December 3, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 3, 2008

Victorious Sen. Chambliss a ‘great pro-life leader,’ SBA List says

Dec 3, 2008 - 11:03 pm .- The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has welcomed the Tuesday night runoff election victory of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia, calling him a “great pro-life leader.”

Prop. 8 supporters criticize ‘grandstanding’ California legislators

Dec 3, 2008 - 09:21 pm .- Leaders of the successful California Proposition 8 campaign to restore the definition of marriage in the state have criticized state legislators opposed to the measure of “grandstanding for the cameras.”

Iraqi archbishop encourages Christian refugees to return home for Christmas

Dec 3, 2008 - 07:41 pm .- Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said in an interview with the L’Osservatore Romano this week that the situation in Iraq “is quite good and this means refugees could return to their homes. There are hundreds of empty and abandoned rooms and tents that await the return of Christians.”

Task of Catholic schools is to show how Christ is present today and in history

Dec 3, 2008 - 05:48 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, said in a homily this week that the task of Catholic schools is “to show Christ present in our times and in our history.”

Book of homilies by Pope Benedict available soon in Spanish and English

Dec 3, 2008 - 04:01 pm .- “Omelie,” the new book of homilies by Pope Benedict XVI published in Italian, will soon be available in Spanish and English, according to the publishers of the work.

Magdi Allam creates political party 'Protagonists for a Christian Europe'

Dec 3, 2008 - 02:31 pm .- Muslim convert to Catholicism and journalist Magdi Allam has launched a new political party in Rome called the “Protagonists for a Christian Europe.” The new party will present candidates for the next European elections on June 7, 2009.

Vatican warns against ‘inclusive’ ideology in education

Dec 3, 2008 - 12:34 pm .- Last week Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s representative to the United Nations Offices and Specialized Institutions in Geneva, spoke about how to be "inclusive" in education. Archbishop Tomasi noted that a truly inclusive education does not ignore differences or impose an ideology.

Pope ponders original sin, speaks about modern desire for change

Dec 3, 2008 - 11:54 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's catechesis during this morning's General Audience was dedicated to Saint Paul’s teaching on original sin. This teaching is presented by Paul as the relation between Adam, the first man, and Christ, the second Adam, the Pope taught. 

Dominican cardinal blasts the U.N. for promoting immorality

Dec 3, 2008 - 11:15 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, expressed his disbelief this week that the U.N., which proclaimed life to be a “solemn right,” is promoting immorality—such as abortion—throughout the world.

German Churches criticize Jesus chocolates as bad form

Dec 3, 2008 - 06:08 am .- German churches have criticized a businessman for selling thousands of chocolates shaped like Jesus.

‘I Believe Too’ effort launched to counter Humanist ad campaign in D.C.

Dec 3, 2008 - 04:48 am .- Following a secular humanist ad campaign in Washington D.C. which questioned religious belief, an initiative called “I Believe Too” has been launched to “counteract” the secular campaign with “a positive, upbeat ad that identifies God as mankind’s “true and loving creator.”

Human embryo-using invention refused EU patent on moral grounds

Dec 3, 2008 - 02:10 am .- Citing a patent convention which forbids patenting inventions which would be contrary to public order or morality, the European Union’s patent office has rejected a patent on the grounds that the application would involve the destruction of human embryos.