Archive of November 26, 2003

Pope says America needs  “holy missionaries and holy ecclesiastical communities”

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a message sent to Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Archbishop of Guatemala and president of the second American Missionary Congress, Pope John Paul II said the Continent needs a new outpouring of holiness  to carry out the new evangelization. The Congress is gathering together 3,000 delegates from all over the Americas from November 25-30 in Guatemala City.

Clash between good and evil continues in history, Pope says

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on Psalm 109, “The Messiah, king and priest,” during Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul II reminded Christians that the clash between good and evil continues in history.

Christians must help those who suffer to find meaning in pain

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a message sent the Religious Association of Social and Health Care Institutes (ARIS) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary of its founding, Pope John Paul II recalled that it is a duty of Christians to help the those in pain to find meaning in suffering.

II American Mission Congress begins in Guatemala

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- More than 3,000 people are gathered together since Tuesday in Guatemala to open the II American Mission Congress (CAM 2), a unique Church event on this continent.

Celibacy is precious gift that not everyone understands, says Mexican bishop

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During the ordination ceremony last week for his diocese, Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, made a passionate defense of celibacy, calling it the complete giving of oneself to the priestly ministry and explaining that not everybody can understand it.

Radical “multiculturalism” is suicide for the West, says Vatican Cardinal

Nov 26, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During the opening of the Symposium on the Social Doctrine of the Church, organized by the Spanish Bishops Conference, Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, recalled the Christian roots of the European continent and warned about the suicidal nature of an exaggerated “multiculturalism.”

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