Archive of August 1, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 1, 2008

Bosnian bishop said truth and conversion needed in wake of capture of Karadzic

Aug 1, 2008 - 08:07 pm .- Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka said Bosnia needs truth and conversion in order for there to be a real future for the country after the war in the former Yugoslavia between 1992 and 1995.

Catholic cardinal denounces 'social revolution' against Christianity

Aug 1, 2008 - 06:59 pm .- During the inauguration of a summer course on modernization in Spain, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Toledo denounced the existence in Spain and the Western world of a social revolution aimed directly at undermining the Christian roots of the West.

Officials in Ecuador consider importing controversial Spanish school course

Aug 1, 2008 - 05:23 pm .- The new Constitution of Ecuador currently being drafted could make it obligatory for all schools in the country to offer the course “Education for Citizenship,” which has been rejected by thousands of parents in Spain because it indoctrinates children with secularism, relativism, legal positivism and gender ideology.

Pope’s vacation: study, rest, prayer and piano playing

Aug 1, 2008 - 01:30 pm .- The Vatican Television Center (CTV) aired the first images of Pope Benedict XVI comfortably enjoying his vacation this week, together with his brother Georg in the city of Bressanone in northern Italy.

Chilean woman miraculously cured of brain paralysis is now pregnant

Aug 1, 2008 - 10:23 am .- Maria Mercedes Correa Maldonado, a 23 year-old Chilean woman who in explicably “woke up” from cerebral palsy when she was 18, is now pregnant, in what could be the second miracle attributed to Italian seminarian Nicola D’Onofrio (1943-1964), whose cause of beatification is open in the Diocese of Rome.

Non-profit group files lawsuit against FEC to secure ability to publish Obama’s abortion stance

Aug 1, 2008 - 06:07 am .- A group which says it is trying to expose Sen. Barack Obama’s “radical pro-abortion views and voting record” on Wednesday filed a “pre-emptive” suit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Department of Justice to prevent them from enforcing rules that the group claims hinder its engagement in issue advocacy.

Federal court hears oral arguments in ‘War on Christmas’ case

Aug 1, 2008 - 04:23 am .- On Thursday a New Jersey Federal Court heard oral arguments in a legal challenge to a public school district’s policy totally banning from year-end celebration in its schools all Christmas music, including instrumental versions without lyrics. The policy had been the subject of Fox News anchor John Gibson’s book “The War on Christmas.”

Lawsuit filed to challenge California ballot’s ‘inflammatory’ rewording of marriage amendment

Aug 1, 2008 - 01:40 am .- Supporters of a California amendment that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman have said they will file a lawsuit challenging California attorney general Jerry Brown’s decision to rewrite the wording of the measure, arguing the new phrasing is “inherently argumentative” and “inflammatory.”