Archive of January 28, 2004

God is “a vigilant Presence on the side of good,” Pope says

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Resuming his commentary on the Psalms, Pope John Paul said during his Wednesday catechesis that God is not indifferent to good or evil, but takes the side of the good. Speaking about Psalm 10, “The faith of the just is in the Lord,” the Pope said that “the spiritual tone of the entire hymn is expressed well by the concluding verse: ‘The Lord is righteous, He loves righteous deeds.’”

Swift change in Brazilian episcopate as Pope accepts resignation of three Cardinals

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II made a significant change in the Brazilian Episcopate by simultaneously accepting today the resignation of three Cardinals. The Pope appointed replacements for Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider, O.F.M., of Aparecida –where one of the world’s largest Marian shrines is located--Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araujo of Belo Horizonte, and Cardinal Jose Freire Falçao of Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city.

Education in peace, key to preventing genocide, Vatican says

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During his intervention at the Fourth Stockholm International Forum “Preventing Genocide,” Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations, insisted that education in peace and mutual understanding is the key to preventing future genocides.

Papal message for Lent to focus on children

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul’s Lenten Message for 2004 will be entitled, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,” the Holy See’s Press Office announced today.

Campaign promotes "parents right to know" before daughters under 18 get abortion

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic organizations have less than 80 days to gather one million signatures in support a ballot measure to change the law and give parents the right of notice before abortion providers can perform abortions on their daughters under the age of 18.

Contest asks youth to think ‘family’

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A competition launched by the World Youth Alliance is asking young people, aged 10 to 30, to tell them why their family matters.

Bishops celebrate Catholic School Week with students

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop John Myers will join students in celebrating Catholic Schools Week, by visiting the Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Newark.

Church in Mexico warns of excommunication for use of "morning after pill"

Jan 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Health Care Ministry of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Fr. Jorge Palencia, is warning that people who use the “morning after pill” incur the canonical penalty of excommunication.

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