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

‘Bizarre’ rules bar Catholic bookseller’s Christmas ads from Irish airwaves

Dec 7, 2008 - 06:45 pm .- The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) is facing harsh criticism for rules which have banned a Catholic bookseller from advertising on the radio to attract customers seeking Christmas gifts.

True hope is not found in political or social liberation, Pope teaches

Dec 7, 2008 - 10:34 am .- From the balcony of his study in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the source of hope that Christians find in Advent. This true hope comes from Jesus, who liberates man from more than just political and social bondage; he creates a new humanity.

Donation drive for pregnancy hotline to counter abortion ‘gift certificates’

Dec 7, 2008 - 06:15 am .- In response to a Planned Parenthood program offering gift certificates that may be used for abortions, the Pro-life Action League is asking supporters to donate to a national help line for those who are in a crisis pregnancy or who are dealing with the aftermath of an abortion.