Archive of May 25, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 25, 2010

Family group asks lawmakers not to approve gay 'marriage' in Argentina

May 25, 2010 - 09:52 pm .- The Parents’ Network in Argentina recently called on Senators Jose Cano, Sergio Mansilla and Beatriz Rojkes de Alperovich to vote against same-sex “marriage” when the bill comes before the country's Senate.

Portuguese bishops to follow Pope's suggestions for evangelization

May 25, 2010 - 08:06 pm .- The bishops of Portugal released a message last week emphasizing the value of the Holy Father's words to the Portuguese faithful during his recent four-day stay in their country. The prelates welcomed his teachings with “joy and responsibility” saying the Pope's suggestions will be used in the formation of a pastoral plan for evangelization.

Archbishop says human and Christian values will build a stronger Argentina

May 25, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina said this week during the county's celebration of its bicentennial, that “the human and Christian values that our nation continues to maintain” must be the foundation for a stronger Argentina.

Los Angeles Catholic school vandalized, religious items desecrated

May 25, 2010 - 04:08 pm .- On May 24, the school of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, which is located in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was vandalized in an apparent hate crime.

Poll finds majority want military leaders to decide on 'don't ask, don't tell'

May 25, 2010 - 03:01 pm .- A recent Zogby poll commissioned by the Family Research Council shows that by a margin of nearly three to one Americans think that military leaders should decide whether or not the “dont ask, don't tell” policy barring homosexuals from openly serving in the military should be repealed.

Cardinal saddened by those who 'wish to tarnish' the Catholic priesthood

May 25, 2010 - 01:53 pm .- The president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, expressed sadness this week over those who “vilify” priests by generalizing cases of sexual abuse among the clergy.

Religion department created at Hamburg University with Vatican approval

May 25, 2010 - 12:46 pm .- An agreement has been reached between the Vatican and the German city of Hamburg on the creation of a formation center for Catholic theology and methods of teaching religion at the city’s university.

Former Colombian model shares conversion story

May 25, 2010 - 12:02 pm .- Amada Rosa Pérez was one of Colombia’s top models before she disappeared from the public eye five years ago.  Now she is making headlines once again, but this time by sharing her conversion story.

Catholic Church announces adult stem cell venture with Neostem

May 25, 2010 - 10:49 am .- The Vatican issued a communique on Tuesday announcing a joint initiative with an international bio-pharmaceutical company to raise awareness and expand research of adult stem cell therapy.

Senate urged to wait for Clinton documents before holding Kagan hearings

May 25, 2010 - 06:17 am .- A pro-life group urged the Senate to postpone the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, citing their concern that the committee will not have enough time to properly review the nominee's professional record.

Local bishop offers prayers and condolences after deadly Air India crash

May 25, 2010 - 03:21 am .- Bishop of Karwar Derek Fernandes has expressed grief and sorrow at the loss of “precious lives” in the airplane crash at Mangalore International Airport in India.

Martyred monks film nabs second prize at Cannes festival

May 25, 2010 - 01:12 am .- At the end the prestigious 12-day Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, a film on a group of French monks who were martyred in Africa during the 1990s won the event's second highest honor.