Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Following a November tradition of praying for the repose of the souls of the dead, Pope John Paul II presided today at a Mass in the Vatican Basilica in remembrance of the cardinals, archbishops and bishops who died during the last 12 months. "I remember especially: Hans Hermann Groer, Gerald Emmet Carter, Aurelio Sabattani, Francesco Colasuonno, Ignacio Antonio Velasco Garcia, Corrado Ursi and Maurice Michael Otunga.", said the Pope during the homily for the Mass.
Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- It is not unjust to deny legal status to same-sex unions because marriage and same-sex unions are essentially different realities, said the U.S. bishops in their first public statement on same-sex marriage.
Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic may be hearing from their bishops soon. The U.S. bishops are considering developing a new statement that condemns politicians from both parties, who claim to be Catholic and pro-abortion.
Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The American Life League applauded the U.S. bishops' decision earlier this week to study how the Church should respond to pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic.
Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A U.S. bishop spoke out on behalf of Terri Schindler Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman, who has been in a semi-conscious state for more than 10 years, saying that her life has great worth and that her treatment is not a case of extreme measures.
Nov 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Centre is taking the City of New York and some of its public school officials to court after the City imposed a total ban on Christmas Nativity displays in its public schools. The hearing on the Law Center's motion to temporarily restrain the City from enforcing this ban will take place today in a federal court in Brooklyn.