Archive of August 17, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 17, 2010

Bishops of Mexico: Homosexual adoption an attack on natural order

Aug 17, 2010 - 09:59 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico released a statement on Tuesday rejecting the decision by the country’s Supreme Court to uphold the legality of same-sex “marriage” and to allow gay couples  to adopt. The prelates remarked that the ruling not only goes against the natural order, but also against the will of the people.

Assumption is antidote to belief in reincarnation, explains Spanish bishop

Aug 17, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- In his homily last Sunday, Bishop Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian, Spain, discussed the declaration of the dogma of the Assumption of Mary 60 years ago. He affirmed that the teaching points out that the ultimate goal is the resurrection of body and soul and therefore is an antidote to beliefs in reincarnation.

Sons and daughters of the Church are ignoring truth, warns Argentinean bishop

Aug 17, 2010 - 02:02 pm .- During his homily last Sunday, Bishop Marcelo Martorell of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina told the faithful that the de-Christianization of society is a consequence of the actions by the Church’s own sons and daughters who have opted to pass laws that ignore the truth of the human person.

Dissident accuses Cuban government of harassing mother of deceased political prisoner

Aug 17, 2010 - 11:54 am .- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswald Paya, recently charged that the mother of a deceased political prisoner is being mistreated by the Cuban government. Paya noted that the harassment is preventing the mother of Orlando Zapata from even attending Mass.

Pro-marriage groups laud Ninth Circuit's emergency stay of Prop. 8 ruling

Aug 17, 2010 - 11:37 am .- Responding to the August 4 ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued an emergency stay of the judge's decision.

Mexican bishop: Court did not uphold justice by allowing gay couples to adopt

Aug 17, 2010 - 09:50 am .- Bishop Felipe Arizmendi from San Cristobal, in southern Mexico, recently criticized the Mexican Supreme Court's decision to allow adoptions by same-sex couples. He noted that the court likely “acted according to the letter of the law, but certainly not according to justice.”

New CUA president reflects on greater calling for Catholic higher ed

Aug 17, 2010 - 06:01 am .- Discussing the 20th anniversary of “Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” John Garvey, the new president of the Catholic University of America, says the apostolic constitution invites Catholic higher education to be great “in a Catholic way,” focused on the example of Christ.

Catholic actor canned for refusing sex scenes to star in 'Vigilante Priest' series

Aug 17, 2010 - 03:09 am .- The Catholic actor Neal McDonough, who lost a lead role for his refusal to do heated love scenes, will produce and star in a new series about a policeman turned priest.

Book aims to help Catholics who remain faithful to vows despite separation or divorce

Aug 17, 2010 - 12:28 am .- An English-language version of Maria Pia Campanella’s book “The Gift of Self” is now available to the general public. The work is a widely praised pastoral aid for spouses who are separated or divorced but remain faithful to their marriages in a society which tells them to “move on.”