Archive of August 20, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 20, 2010

Iraqi bishop urges peace after withdrawal of US troops

Aug 20, 2010 - 09:51 pm .- In an interview given to Vatican Radio as the last American combat brigade leaves Iraq, Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni explained that what the country urgently needs is peace and security which are still far from being achieved.

Archdiocesan spokesman accuses Mexico City mayor of causing more harm than drug cartels

Aug 20, 2010 - 05:50 pm .- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, has refused to retract his statement that the city's mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, has done more harm to the Mexican capital than the drug cartels. The priest also claimed that the lawsuit Ebrard filed against him is evidence of the mayor’s “fascist” actions.

Mother superior predicted man would be Pope's physician

Aug 20, 2010 - 04:53 pm .- In an interview with L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI's doctor reflected on his more than 30 years as a doctor to the Popes. In various capacities, he served John Paul II and continues to serve Benedict XVI, a responsibility which at least one person foresaw he would hold.

Rejection of gay adoption is not a matter of tolerance, asserts Mexican archbishop

Aug 20, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico explained this week that the adoption of children by gay couples is not an issue of tolerance but rather a concern over legitimizing something that “goes against nature itself.”

Cardinal George announces Vatican approval of new Roman Missal

Aug 20, 2010 - 12:12 pm .- The new English-language translation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition has received Vatican approval and will be implemented on the first Sunday of Advent 2011, Cardinal Francis George has announced. One bishop said the new text will enable the “ongoing renewal” of the liturgy in parishes.

Brazilian presidential candidate: Abortion should be available to women 'in despair'

Aug 20, 2010 - 12:01 pm .- During a debate on Wednesday, Dilma Roussef, the presidential candidate of the Workers’ Party, said she is “personally” against abortion but that it should be available to women in desperate situations.

Ruling forces last Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales to cease adoptions

Aug 20, 2010 - 05:32 am .- The suppression of Catholic institutions in the U.K. continues as the only remaining Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales has lost a battle to continue its services. A commission ruled the agency’s religious views did not justify its refusal to place children with homosexual couples.

Archbishop Nichols hopes Pope's visit will renew appreciation of faith

Aug 20, 2010 - 04:56 am .- "We hope that the illuminating presence of Benedict XVI might help many in our lands to understand that faith in God is not a problem to resolve, but a gift to rediscover," wrote the head of the bishops of England and Wales on Friday. Several key moments during the Pope's visit will offer a platform for him to emphasize the importance of bringing God into public life, the archbishop explained.

Construction of cathedral named for Mother Teresa to be featured in documentary

Aug 20, 2010 - 03:24 am .- As the 100th anniversary of Bl. Mother Teresa’s birth approaches, the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) has produced a documentary about the construction of a new cathedral being built in Kosovo to be named for the famous Missionary of Charity.

Atlanta church named basilica, Archbishop Gregory to celebrate elevation Mass

Aug 20, 2010 - 12:28 am .- The Vatican has designated downtown Atlanta’s Sacred Heart Church the first Catholic basilica in Georgia. The Archbishop of Atlanta will celebrate a special Mass of elevation to mark the event at the church, which ministered to mission territory only a century ago.