Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope John Paul strongly encouraged pro-lifers to keep supporting family life and fighting against abortion. The Pontiff focused his brief remarks on Italy’s “Day for Life,” the theme of which was, “There is no future without children.”
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father’s general prayer intention for February is: “For peaceful coexistence among Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land.”
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop José Gomez of Denver traveled to Mexico City early last month to bless a new dormitory at a seminary for Hispanic Americans, which he helped establish.
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A special on the rosary will hit the airwaves in South Carolina this month thanks to the state’s only Catholic radio station, reported the Carolina Post and Courier.
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court of Canada reserved its decision in a case that has the Canadian government and victims' lawyers arguing that the Catholic Church, as a whole, should be found suable in order to settle sexual-abuse and residential-school claims.
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The director of the Mexican organization “Pro-Life,” Rocío Gálvez de Lara, has submitted a formal petition to the Supreme Court of Mexico asking it to amend the Official Mexican Norms on family planning, which now approve the use of abortifacients.
Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of their General Assembly, the Guatemalan Bishops Conference asked the country’s Catholics to commit themselves to putting their faith in action and to seek the material and spiritual good of those most in need.