Archive of February 27, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 27, 2010

Archbishop of Manila orders prayers for rain at Masses

Feb 27, 2010 - 07:11 pm .- Facing high temperatures and a lack of rain, Filipinos have increased their prayers that God resolve their country’s water crisis. The Archbishop of Manila has written a prayer to ask for rain that is to be inserted in to the daily and Sunday Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.

Rep. Smith voices concerns over international promotion of abortion to Hillary Clinton

Feb 27, 2010 - 06:57 pm .- At a recent House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) addressed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the international promotion of abortion. Calling unborn children the most at-risk minority today, he said abortion is a form of child mortality.

Anti-Christian violence being rekindled, Vatican spokesman warns

Feb 27, 2010 - 04:33 pm .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi reflected on current anti-Christian persecution in his recent appearance on a weekly television show. Religious minorities, he said, suffer because of the "hate and violence" that religious extremism generates.

Fire destroys St. Sophia, Kaunakakai’s main church

Feb 27, 2010 - 02:03 pm .- “The church is on fire.”  The word spread quickly over Molokai by phone the night of Feb. 11, but not quick enough to save the 73-year-old St. Sophia Church in Kaunakakai.

European theologians begin church unity study project

Feb 27, 2010 - 12:06 pm .- Four theologians began discussions in Geneva, Switzerland this week to define the guidelines of a new project promoted from within the Conference of European Churches. The initiative hopes to study how the different Churches understand unity.

Raymond Arroyo delves into Mother Angelica's prayer life in new book

Feb 27, 2010 - 08:04 am .- In his fourth and most likely final book on Mother Angelica, noted author and EWTN news anchor Raymond Arroyo highlights some of the devotions and prayers of the 86-year-old nun, many of which are borne from her personal sufferings.

C-FAM pledges to counter 'radical feminist' agenda at UN conference

Feb 27, 2010 - 01:17 am .- Pro-life supporters from around the world will “give a witness to life” on Monday in New York when they protest at the annual U.N. Conference on the Status of Women. The yearly gathering will be attended by delegates who made a strong push for international abortion rights 15 years ago at the 1995 Beijing Conference on Women.