Archive of January 27, 2004

Pope meets Cheney, urges Americans to work in favor of international cooperation

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During his meeting with United States Vice President Dick Cheney, Pope John Paul II praised American fundamental values, and asked the US to foster international cooperation. Cheney, his wife and his staff were welcomed to the Vatican at 11 this morning by Pope John Paul II. Cheney presented the Pope with a crystal dove and delivered greetings from President George W. Bush. 

‘The Passion’ will touch hearts, says Denver archbishop

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- One will "never read the Scriptural accounts of Christ’s Passion in quite the same way" after seeing "The Passion of the Christ", said Archbishop Charles Chaput, who expressed his support for the film in a column he submitted to be published in "Our Sunday Visitor" this week.

Scientific research needs to be open to the human soul, Pope says

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a group of Polish scientists and academics, Pope John Paul II stressed again that scientific investigation must promote, not degrade, human dignity.

Pope praises World Food program

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Program, and praised the project aimed at assisting those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition throughout the world.

Pope to preside Mass on the Presentation of the Lord

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Monday, February 2, coinciding with the 8th Day of Consecrated Life.

Catholics must campaign to defend marriage, Massachusetts priest says

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholics are called to defend the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, together, said Fr. Roger Landry in a homily he delivered titled "Doing What Christ Tells Us About Marriage."

Catholic schools thrive with volunteers

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Behind every successful Catholic school is a team of hard-working volunteers, and they’re being recognized this week during the 30th annual Catholic Schools Week, which began Sunday.

Oswaldo Payá asks Patriarch Bartholomew to support peaceful dissidence in Cuba

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a letter sent to the Orthodox Archbishop of New York, Demetrios, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas of the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba has asked the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, Bartholomew I, who is visiting that country, to express his support for peaceful Cuban dissidents.

Energetic statement by Mexican bishops against "morning after pill"

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican Bishops Conference’s Family Ministry Committee has released a statement strongly rejecting the government’s decision to include so-called “emergency contraception” in the country’s official “family planning” services.

Pro-family institute calls for publication of 2002 abortion statistics in Spain

Jan 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Political Institute for the Family (IPF) has sent a letter to Spanish Health Minister, Ana Pastor, demanding the publication of data concerning the number of abortions which took place in Spain in 2002.

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