Archive of August 16, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 16, 2010

Peruvian bishop reminds youth that Christ never abandons anyone

Aug 16, 2010 - 09:57 pm .- During the second day of the Eucharistic and Marian Congress being held in Piura, Peru, Bishop Kay Schmalhausen of Ayaviri told the assembled youth, “Jesus knows you and always accompanies you,” because the love of Christ is always personal and he never abandons anyone.

Police recover relic stolen from Boston cathedral

Aug 16, 2010 - 07:54 pm .- The Archdiocese of Boston declared Monday that the prayers of its faithful were answered after a relic of the True Cross that was stolen from the Cathedral of Holy Cross earlier this month was found in rural Vermont.

Medical school dean calls for life to be respected at conception

Aug 16, 2010 - 06:11 pm .- Dean of the medical school at the University of Buenos Aires, Alfredo Buzzi, spoke out last week explaining that he cannot support the legalization of abortion because “life must be respected from the moment of conception.” His comments came in response to a resolution by the university’s board to support the legalization of abortion.

Vatican conference for Catholic press to examine how to cover controversy

Aug 16, 2010 - 03:32 pm .- The Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCCS) has organized a conference to examine the role of the Catholic press in today's world. Among the themes to be addressed is the Catholic media response to controversy within the Church.

Chilean bishop urges defense of life in order to end 'culture of death'

Aug 16, 2010 - 02:00 pm .- While in Mexico attending an event organized by the Latin American Bishops’ Conference, Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Chomali of Santiago in Chile, who is an expert in bioethics, stressed the urgent need to defend life, marriage and the family, both in pastoral work and in the political world.

Pro-life groups denounce new drug ella as abortifacient

Aug 16, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- After the Federal Drug Administration recently approved the new drug ella, which is being marketed as emergency contraception, numerous pro-life groups reacted strongly to the move, claiming that the pill acts as an abortifacient.

Church in Cuba announces government's release of six more political prisoners

Aug 16, 2010 - 12:16 pm .- The Archdiocese of Havana recently announced that the Cuban government will soon release six more political prisoners, adding to the list dissidents who have already been released following unprecedented talks between the Catholic Church and political authorities. 

Lourdes evacuated for bomb scare, evening events uninterrupted

Aug 16, 2010 - 05:44 am .- Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate the Marian Sanctuary in Lourdes on Sunday because of a bomb threat. Allowed to return later in the day, the faithful returned to the programmed schedule of worship and took part in the traditional afternoon procession.