Archive of January 30, 2004

Pope says anti-life culture “intimidated” by natural fertility regulation

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public today, Pope John Paul told the participants at a meeting in Rome on the theme “Natural Fertility Regulation and the Culture of Life,” that they are studying “very current matters, very interesting for the development of the relationship between science and faith.”

Bishop hopeful about U.S. immigration policy reform regarding Mexican workers

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop José H. Gomez is making an appeal to U.S. Catholics to take an active role in the months ahead in the debate on U.S. immigration policy reform, which includes a new initiative that will favor Mexican immigrants.

Pope urges French bishops to attract committed laity to the Church

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a group of French bishops from the provinces of Dijon and Tours, Pope John Paul II focused on the vocation and mission of the laity, noting that their numbers, as those of priests, have diminished in recent years in France.

Human development goes beyond economic success, Pope tells Chinese ambassador

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan,) Chou-seng Tou, Pope John Paul remarked in English that “the religious and cultural traditions of the Republic of China bear witness to the fact that human development should not be limited to economic or material success”.

Lacrosse Bishop’s message to Catholic politicians lauded

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishops, Catholic leaders and people committed to a pro-life cause are glad that La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke disciplined Catholic politicians who support abortion in December, said Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.

Poll: Women say abortion makes life worse

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Only 16 percent of all of the women polled for a new national survey believe abortion makes women's lives better, reported

Europe needs Christian values in spite of crisis, says Archbishop

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Julián Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, says European unity should be established upon the values that have historically been championed by Christianity despite Europe’s growing crisis of faith.

Mexican bishops “will not let their guard down” concerning abortion pill

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican Bishops Conference will continue to inform the faithful about the abortifacient effects of the morning after pill despite the efforts of ant-life forces to “silence its voice.”

500 years later Queen Isabel continues to be an example of faith for Spain, Archbishop says

Jan 30, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Referring to the 500th anniversary of the death of Queen Isabel, Archbishop Antonio Cañizares of Toledo, Spain, said the monarch “was a woman of faith with singular virtues and an intense spirituality.” 

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