Archive of November 14, 2003

Pope asks for love and support to help depressed people

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II explained today how to take care of depressed people and encouraged families "to integrate them into a community of faith and a life in which they feel loved, understood, supported, dignified, that is to love and to be loved."  "The spread of depression has become worrying. Human, psychological and spiritual fragility is manifested through the disease, which at least in part is induced by society," the Holy Father added.

Catholic bishops predict "hard times ahead" with upcoming study on sexual misconduct

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The release of three news studies in priestly sexual abuse in early 2004 means the U.S. bishops will face “hard and sad times ahead,” said Bishop Wilton Gregory of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishop made this comment on the closing day of the USCCB semi-annual general meeting yesterday.

Catholic organization regrets removal of judge in favor of “10 Commandments

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Thomas More Law Center called yesterday’s decision that voted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of office “outrageous” and “an illustration of how far established authority has come in tearing down the religious foundations of our nation.”

Catholic Orders seek recruits in Cyberspace

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Catholic communities are increasingly tapping into modern technology and going where the youth are to attract new vocations – in cyberspace. 

Holy See publishes handbook for Catholic Cultural Centers

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented today at the Vatican the "vademecum" or handbook for Catholic Cultural Centers, edited by his dicastery.

Pro-family groups campaign against legalization of pedophilia in Chile

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Various pro-family groups in Chile this week, including “Family Action,” have launched a campaign aimed at stopping a proposed law by a group of legislators concerning “reproductive and sexual rights” that would open the door to legalized pedophilia in the country.

Cuban government denies man job because of his faith

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Minister of Employment and Social Security has denied employment to a Boris Baxada Romay because of his faith and because he has not completed mandatory military service, saying he has violated agreements between Cuban employment agencies and the International Work Organization.

Archbishop of Valencia calls for recuperation traditional European values

Nov 14, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Agustín García-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, has published a pastoral letter in which he calls on Christians to work for the recuperation of traditional European values in contrast with people are interested only in politics and the economy.

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