Archive of June 15, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 15, 2010

Radio ad urges Florida to stop Governor Crist

Jun 15, 2010 - 10:08 pm .- Following Governor Charlie Crist’s veto of a bill which would require ultrasounds to prior to first trimester abortions, the Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Family Research Council (FRC) has launched a statewide radio campaign urging Floridians to stop Crist.

Opposing same-sex 'marriage' is not a rejection of homosexual people, stresses Argentinean bishop

Jun 15, 2010 - 06:17 pm .- Bishop Juan Martinez of Posadas in Argentina, reiterated this week that the Church’s opposition to proposals to reform Argentinean law to allow for same-sex “marriage” is not a fundamentalist position that rejects people because of their sexual orientation.

Bishop Padovese laid to rest in Italy

Jun 15, 2010 - 03:56 pm .- The funeral Mass for Bishop Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of the Anatolia and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey, was celebrated Tuesday morning at the Cathedral of Milan. The prelate was killed on June 3 as he prepared to accompany the Pope on his apostolic visit to Cyrpus.

Billboards promoting abortion by 'Catholic' group in Mexico taken down

Jun 15, 2010 - 02:17 pm .- Officials in the Mexican city of Queretaro decided this week to take down five ads that were placed on billboards around the city as part of a campaign by “Catholics for a Free Choice”(CFC) attempting to assert that abortion is not punishable by excommunication.

God heard prayers for Colombian hostages, says wife of rescued general

Jun 15, 2010 - 12:07 pm .- Commenting on the news that General Luis Mendieta was freed last weekend by the Colombian army after 12 years of captivity by a leftist guerrilla group, his wife asserted that “God heard” her prayers for his release. 

Catholic University of America chooses new president

Jun 15, 2010 - 09:50 am .- On Tuesday, Catholic University of America announced that Boston College law school dean, John H. Garvey, will be its new president.

Catholic Health Association summit in Denver attracts praise from Obama

Jun 15, 2010 - 09:27 am .- On Monday, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and its president, Sister Carol Keehan, opened the second day of its annual summit with a video featuring praises from President Barack Obama and Senator Bob Casey Jr. for the organization's support  to the health care bill signed into law by the U.S. president on March 23.

Young Florida woman chooses baby's life over her own

Jun 15, 2010 - 07:17 am .- The story of Benny Abreu, a young woman from the Dominican Republic, has moved Floridians because of her testimony to motherly love. The Florida woman was suffering from serious heart problems and preferred to die rather than abort the baby she was carrying.

West’s ‘Puritanism’ of perfect chastity can discourage Catholics from dating, writer warns

Jun 15, 2010 - 04:52 am .- Critically examining Christopher West’s presentation of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, chastity speaker Dawn Eden has said that West conveys “elements of truth.” However, West’s demand that couples have perfect chastity before marriage promotes a kind of “Puritanism” that discourages Catholics from dating, courtship and continence.

Married father of eight ordained a Catholic priest for Pennsylvania diocese

Jun 15, 2010 - 02:49 am .- A former Protestant pastor who is a married father of eight was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Woman describes how porn addiction destroyed marriage, calls for more scientific study

Jun 15, 2010 - 01:23 am .- In a previously published National Review Online article, a woman who chose to remain anonymous shared the painful story of her husband's pornography addiction and its detrimental effects on their marriage. After citing various statistics on the nature and affects of pornography, she called on the scientific community at large to find and present a unified consensus on the results of porn addictions on family life.