Archive of December 20, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 20, 2008

Pastor Rick Warren challenged to reconsider participation in inaugural ceremonies

Dec 20, 2008 - 08:41 pm .- President of Human Life International, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, has challenged Pastor Rick Warren to rethink his participation in the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Barack Obama. Rev. Warren, a strong supporter of both the pro-life movement and traditional marriage, was chosen to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration next month.

Sri Lankan government declines Catholic-Anglican call for Christmas ceasefire

Dec 20, 2008 - 12:28 pm .- Despite appeals from Catholic and Anglican bishops, the Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it will not declare a ceasefire for Christmas.

Pro-abortion groups have ‘long list’ of desired U.S. abortion policy changes

Dec 20, 2008 - 10:04 am .- Abortion advocates have handed over a "long list" of policies they want to see implemented under the administration of President-elect Barack Obama. Their "smart and strategic" list includes the restoration of funding to the United Nations Population Fund and the reduction in the price of birth control pills at college health centers.

Atheism vs. Religion debate at Colorado campus

Dec 20, 2008 - 07:26 am .- Two influential speakers will face off next month at the University of Colorado in a debate titled: "What’s so Great About God? – Atheism vs. Religion." The debate, organized by the school’s Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, will feature Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens presenting their cases for and against organized religion, its influence on world history and impact on current events.

Complaint filed after Slovakia police hinder pro-life protest

Dec 20, 2008 - 01:30 am .- The Center for Bioethical Reform in Slovakia has filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic alleging that the Slovak Ministry of the Interior and the Police Corps committed serious free speech violations against them.