Archive of August 9, 2013 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 9, 2013

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013 - 05:51 pm .- A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.

Australian Catholic leaders to receive Papal honors

Aug 9, 2013 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis has recently named three South Australian Catholics to the Order of St. Gregory the Great, the single highest honor the Pope can bestow on an individual.

Argentina Down Syndrome test could cause abortion increase

Aug 9, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- The pro-life group ArgentinosAlerta has warned that a new test to detect Down Syndrome in unborn children after nine weeks of pregnancy could lead to an increase in abortions in the country.

Pope spending vacation season visiting, planning

Aug 9, 2013 - 09:00 am .- This summer the Vatican is finding out what it’s like to have a Pope in residence during the hottest weeks of the year, which for Francis seems to include visiting workers and planning for the fall.

'Mercy and love' at heart of Church's teaching on abortion

Aug 9, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A message of healing and compassion should always be at the center of the abortion debate and is the basis of Church teaching on the issue, according to the founder of a post-abortion apostolate.

Catholic radio host defends Islamic scholar's debate choice

Aug 9, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Citing the need for public dialogue, Catholic radio host Al Kresta defended Islamic scholar Shadid Lewis’ invite to controversial critic Robert Spencer to a symposium and debate sponsored by Ave Maria Radio.

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