Archive of August 18, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 18, 2010

Archdiocese of Guadalajara says bribery involved in Supreme Court ruling on gay 'marriage'

Aug 18, 2010 - 09:49 pm .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Father Antonio Gutierrez, said this week that Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez has proof that Mexico City Governor Marcelo Ebrard bribed members of the Supreme Court into supporting same-sex “marriage” and the adoption of children by homosexual couples.

Researchers find that adult stem cells can rebuild heart tissue

Aug 18, 2010 - 06:05 pm .- Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, working together with Belgium experts, have demonstrated in lab tests that adult stem cells from bone marrow can repair and rebuild damaged heart tissue. The discovery was published yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Police raid on Belgian archdiocese ruled illegal by appeals court

Aug 18, 2010 - 05:19 pm .- In the absence of an official statement from Belgium's judiciary, the lawyer for the Archdiocese of Brussels-Mechelen announced the court's decision that the police raids of the archbishop's offices and Cardinal Danneel's residence in June were unlawful.

Papal visit aimed at showing 'secularized' UK positive contribution of Christianity

Aug 18, 2010 - 03:01 pm .- The Vatican's spokesman hopes that the Pope's visit to the U.K. will make known the positive contribution of the Christian faith to a widely "secularized" society. Touching on the delicacy of relations between Anglicans and Catholics, he also commented that meetings between the Pope and representatives of the Church of England during the trip are "very significant."

Archdiocese of Mexico City: Supreme Court will be complicit in harm resulting from gay adoption

Aug 18, 2010 - 02:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City has ripped the country’s Supreme Court for ruling to allow adoption by same-sex couples and warned that its members have become “accomplices of the psycho-emotional and moral tragedies that in the future may fall upon innocent children who are victims of this kind of adoption.”

Devotion to Mary guarantees fidelity to Christ, says Argentinean archbishop

Aug 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz encouraged Argentineans on Sunday to honor the Blessed Mother as a means of fidelity to the Word of Christ

Pope makes appeal for flood victims in Pakistan

Aug 18, 2010 - 11:05 am .- Benedict XVI remembered the people of Pakistan in his prayers on Wednesday as he appealed to the international community not to hold back in their assistance to those who are suffering greatly from weeks of flooding.

Benedict XVI affirms First Communion for children at age of reason

Aug 18, 2010 - 06:03 am .- The Holy Father remembered Pope St. Pius X and reviewed his Church reforms and renewals during Wednesday's general audience catechesis. Pope Benedict highlighted the importance of St. Pius X's decree that set the "age of reason" as the appropriate time for children to receive First Communion.

Catholic Radio Conference to feature 'Boot Camp' for new stations

Aug 18, 2010 - 06:02 am .- The 2010 Catholic Radio Conference, scheduled for October, will feature a “boot camp” for those new to Catholic radio. Keynoting the event will be Newt and Callista Gingrich, who will discuss their new movie about Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to Poland.

Ignatius Press launches illustrated Catholic books for children

Aug 18, 2010 - 03:09 am .- Ignatius Press announced on Monday that they are launching a collection of illustrated Catholic books for children, with the first eight to be released in October 2010.

Middle East broadcaster plans special coverage to honor Mother Teresa’s birthday

Aug 18, 2010 - 12:51 am .- Télé Lumière and Noursat, the only Catholic television and satellite network broadcast from the Middle East, has announced it will air a series of celebrations to honor Blessed Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. A highlight of its coverage will be the installation of a nearly 10-foot-tall statue of the woman devoted to charity.