Archive of December 6, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton likely to continue pro-abortion advocacy as Secretary of State

Dec 6, 2008 - 06:06 pm .- President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State has caused concern among pro-life leaders due to her past international advocacy for permissive abortion laws. Her appointment could foreshadow changes in U.S. policy at the U.N. concerning the rights of the unborn.

Preparing mangers and souls during Advent

Dec 6, 2008 - 04:02 pm .- During the four weeks of Advent, Catholics in Alaska and around the world are preparing both little manger cribs and their eternal souls for the coming of Christ — one straw of hay and one prayer at a time.  

Bishops of Los Angeles issue letter reassuring gays in the wake of Prop. 8

Dec 6, 2008 - 01:37 pm .- The bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, led by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, issued a letter to homosexual Catholics on Friday seeking to ensure them that the Church’s support for Proposition 8 was not meant to diminish their dignity or their membership in the Church. The true aim of the Church’s support, the bishops write, was to “preserve the ordered relationship between man and woman created by God.”

Colorado church shootings of 2007 not classified as hate crimes

Dec 6, 2008 - 08:01 am .- As the anniversary of the 2007 Colorado shootings at a youth missionary dormitory and a prominent megachurch approaches, CNA has learned that the homicidal incidents were not classified as hate crimes in state and federal reports.

Breakaway U.S. Episcopalians to form new Anglican branch

Dec 6, 2008 - 12:16 am .- U.S. conservative Anglican leaders on Wednesday presented the constitution and laws for a new organization intended to replace the Episcopal Church as the American branch of the Anglican Communion.