Archive of October 30, 2003

Pope to Filipino Bishops: “Things Christians do speak louder than the things they say”

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- While receiving 21 Filipino bishops in their Ad Limina visit, Pope John Paul highlighted the need for an “integral evangelization” aimed at permeating society with Christian values. The Pope said that “the pledge of the Church in the Philippines to engage in renewed integral evangelization demonstrates her desire to ensure that Christian faith and values permeate every aspect of society.

Pontifical academies to hold joint session on martyrs

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican Pontifical academies will hold their eighth joint public session on Thursday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vatican's New Synod Hall. The joint session will be focused on the theme “The Martyrs and Monuments to their Memories, Living Stones in the Building of Europe.”

Pro-life expert: U.S. “not ready” for full ban on abortion

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life activists say U.S. President George Bush is still on-target when it comes to issues regarding the culture of life, despite a comment he made at a press conference Oct. 28 that the U.S. is not yet ready to ban all forms of abortion.

Pope will be able to continue until the end, says Canada’s new cardinal

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Canada’s newest and youngest cardinal is confident Pope John Paul II will be able to continue in his ministry despite his ailing health.

Heritage Center to recover Catholic history in West Virginia

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is putting final touches on its new West Virginia Catholic Heritage Centre before the building’s inauguration and dedication tomorrow.

Venezuelan Opposition holds rally in support of the Catholic Church

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Political and civil organization that make up the opposition in Venezuela held a rally this Wednesday in support of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the country, which has been the subject of verbal attacks by top government officials.

Church in Colombia gets “green light” from rebels and government for release of 7 hostages

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Church leaders on Colombia announced the imminent release of 7 tourists kidnapped in Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta by a leftist rebel group.

Franciscan warns Church in Holy Land could disappear

Oct 30, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Tarragona Daily in Spain, the Minister General of the Franciscan Order, Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, said “a real danger exists that the Church could disappear from the Holy Land” and that “the Franciscans could wind up being custodians of a pile of stones.”

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