Archive of June 9, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 9, 2010

Cardinal calls on Bolivians to reject 'attacks' on human life

Jun 9, 2010 - 09:16 pm .- The Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Cardinal Julio Terrazas, called on Boivians this week to proclaim the value of human life and to reject what he believes to be society's increasing attacks on it.

Bishop calls on Argentinean journalists to serve society with the 'truth'

Jun 9, 2010 - 06:07 pm .- Bishop Jorge Casaretto of San Isidro, Argentina reminded journalists this week that as communicators, they have “the noble profession of serving society by informing with the truth and building up communion through communication and respect for all.”

SBA List endorses Sharron Angle in Nevada Senate race, predicts ‘year of the pro-life woman’

Jun 9, 2010 - 04:50 pm .- Saying that Nevada U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle exemplifies “authentic, pro-life feminism,” the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund has endorsed her candidacy. The organization claims Angle will usher in “the year of the pro-life woman.”

Over 60 pro-life groups to protest abortion law outside Spanish Supreme Court

Jun 9, 2010 - 02:14 pm .- More than 60 pro-life associations will gather outside the Spanish Supreme Court on July 3 in Madrid to express their rejection of the country’s new law on abortion.

Denver bishop reports atmosphere of 'great excitement' at closing of Year for Priests

Jun 9, 2010 - 12:14 pm .- In exclusive commentary provided to CNA, auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver spoke on the closing of the Year for Priests in Rome, saying the bustling atmosphere is filled with “great excitement and anticipation” with a “real electricity in the air.”

At closing of Year for Priests, Vatican official comments on challenges clergy face

Jun 9, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- The undersecretary for the Congregation for the Clergy, Archbishop Celso Morga, told Vatican Radio this week that a fundamental challenge priests face and what is expected of them as a result of the Year for Priests is that they bring Christ to world, “with all of his love, with all of his demands.”

Pope invites faithful to take part with prayer in close of Year for Priests

Jun 9, 2010 - 11:13 am .- After this morning’s general audience, the Pope invited the faithful to participate in the end of the Year for Priests with their prayers as thousands of priests converge on Rome for the closing celebrations.

Benedict XVI asks Christians not to leave the Middle East

Jun 9, 2010 - 11:09 am .- During today's general audience in St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Holy Father warmly recalled several aspects of his “historic” trip to Cyprus last week, saying that the “culmination” of his visit was signing the working document for the Middle Eastern Synod of Bishops. He also noted that he pleaded with Christians not to leave the Holy Land and prayed for the soul of the recently slain bishop in Turkey.

Effort to have Empire State Building honor Mother Teresa mobilizes 40,000

Jun 9, 2010 - 06:11 am .- The Catholic League’s efforts to have Blessed Mother Teresa honored on her 100th birthday in the lighting scheme for the Empire State Building continue. The proposal now has the backing of a leading New York City councilwoman, which a Catholic League spokesman was a sign of the famous religious sister’s widespread admiration.

Archbishop warns WTO about ethical problems with biotechnology patents

Jun 9, 2010 - 03:21 am .- The patenting of genetically modified life forms can be ethically “problematic” and could hurt poorer countries if poorly implemented, a Vatican representative has told the World Trade Organization (WTO).