Archive of August 22, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 22, 2010

Catholic dissenters create homosexual political group, solicit reports of ‘anti-equality activity’

Aug 22, 2010 - 06:12 pm .- Prominent Catholic dissenters have created an organization to promote homosexual political causes and to change Catholic opinion through coordination with other activists. Organized explicitly to oppose the U.S. bishops, the group’s website asks for reports of “anti-equality activity” in Catholic parishes.

Mother Teresa's relics make stop in Arkansas

Aug 22, 2010 - 01:21 pm .- For Margarita Butler, it was 30 years ago since she was in the presence of a saint. Butler, a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, was happy to drive to the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock July 28 to view relics belonging to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

After ACLU complaint about Catholic workers refusing to perform abortions, legal fund offers help

Aug 22, 2010 - 07:53 am .- Responding to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) request for a government investigation into and action against Catholic hospitals which refuse to provide abortions, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has said it will offer pro bono legal help to any hospital or individual threatened for refusing to perform an abortion.

Pope prays for Mary's intercession against 'absurd logic' of violence

Aug 22, 2010 - 06:44 am .- Benedict XVI made a special plea to Mary for her intercession for peace in the world on Sunday, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Explaining her role as Queen of the world and her participation in her Son's mystery, he asked for the Blessed Virgin's help to persuade men to build a "civilization of love."

European Day of Remembrance honors Catholic martyrs among victims of Stalin and Hitler

Aug 22, 2010 - 05:03 am .- On Monday, August 23, the European Union will mark its second annual “Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism,” honoring those who suffered or lost their lives under the totalitarian regimes. Millions of Catholics, along with those of the Eastern Orthodox churches and Protestant denominations, are among the victims to be remembered.