Archive of August 5, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 5, 2010

Father of girl who awoke from coma says, 'if there is life, there is hope'

Aug 5, 2010 - 09:56 pm .- In an interview with Colombian radio, Guillermo Yelting recounted the story of his 23-year-old daughter Sara, who awoke from a 15 month long coma in April. Asked whether he ever considered letting her die, he replied that as long as his daughter was alive, he would not turn his back on her.

Controversy normal as Pope's visit approaches, says UK ambassador

Aug 5, 2010 - 09:32 pm .- According to the U.K. ambassador to the Holy See, Britain is "very proud" of its shared relationship with the Catholic Church. Despite critique and controversy, he told CNA in an interview that there is great interest in the Pope's visit this coming fall, and if people listen to his words closely, they might find that the Catholic Church is a "force for good."

Knights of Columbus to promote worldwide Rosary for Mexico's bicentennial

Aug 5, 2010 - 08:02 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced today that to celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexico’s National Independence, the organization will hold a world-wide Rosary, which will be prayed on September 8.

Mexican Supreme Court rules same-sex 'marriage' as constitutional

Aug 5, 2010 - 05:56 pm .- Despite heavy opposition from various organizations defending traditional marriage, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that same-sex “marriage” in the country's capital city is constitutional.

Knights of Columbus resolve to promote life and marriage, defend the Pope

Aug 5, 2010 - 04:55 pm .- The Knights of Columbus closed their 128th Supreme Convention today in Washington, D.C., approving several resolutions renewing the fraternal organization's commitments to defending life from conception to natural end, protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman, strengthening the family and defending the Holy Father.

Pro-life leaders 'deeply' troubled by Kagan confirmation

Aug 5, 2010 - 04:18 pm .- After Solicitor General Elena Kagan was confirmed on Thursday as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, pro-life groups reacted to the move, with one calling it “deeply troubling.”

Pope remembers victims of Congo river ferry tragedy

Aug 5, 2010 - 03:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI asked God to welcome the dead and comfort the living after a tragic boat accident occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week.

New evangelization and defense of marriage are priorities for K of C, says Supreme Knight

Aug 5, 2010 - 02:20 pm .- In an exclusive interview with CNA, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson explained that the priorities of the Knights of Columbus include defending marriage and the family as well as spreading the Gospel message to a culture that has rejected it. Anderson said that the strength of the fraternal organization comes from its values of charity, unity and fraternity, along with the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Abortion law in Spain is dividing society, argue pro-life groups

Aug 5, 2010 - 12:12 pm .- Pro-life associations in Spain said this week that a 6-5 ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court refusing to suspend the new law on abortion demonstrates how the legislation is “profoundly dividing Spanish society.”

Speaker Pelosi avoids question about unborn Jesus’ right to life

Aug 5, 2010 - 06:10 am .- Citing her previous references to the Incarnation, a journalist recently asked legal abortion supporter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at what point she believes Jesus acquired the right to life. However, she declined to answer the question, saying she’d rather talk about the subject “in church.”

More than 50,000 altar servers on Rome pilgrimage experience communion

Aug 5, 2010 - 05:09 am .- The pilgrimage that brought altar boys and girls to Rome en masse this week concluded on a high note at Wednesday's general audience. Bringing tens of thousands of young people together in what appeared to be a small scale World Youth Day, the event showed the true colors of Church and the communion of its youth.

Catholic Charities relief effort for victims of Gulf oil spill running out of funds

Aug 5, 2010 - 03:02 am .- Efforts to help those affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill are running out of funds, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans has said in an urgent appeal. So far the charity’s action has helped almost 20,000 people for 90 days, but financial resources are almost “exhausted.”

Permitting TV ad for abortion organization is ‘dishonest,’ pro-life group says

Aug 5, 2010 - 12:53 am .- A British pro-life group has criticized a ruling allowing the broadcast of a television advertisement by Marie Stopes International (MSI), one of Britain’s main abortion providers. The group characterized the commercial as an indirect and “dishonest’ ad for abortion.