Archive of February 6, 2004

Catholics must accept and live fullness of Catholic doctrine, Pope says

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul said today that Catholics must accept and practice the fullness of Catholic Doctrine. Pontiff noted that it is their “delicate duty to promote and defend the truth of the Catholic faith in service to the Magisterium of the Successor of Peter,” and for this reason, their mission is “eminently pastoral.”

Pope stresses the need to recover natural law

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul II highlighted the need to recover the importance of natural law as a source of moral certainty in today’s world.

Priestly sexual misconduct must be prevented at seminaries, Pope says

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a long speech addressed to members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul II said that canonical norms must be applied to punish priestly sexual misconduct, but the true solution of the problem lies at seminaries.

Actress who plays Mary speaks of filming ‘The Passion’

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a recent interview with the Associated Press, actress Maia Morgenstern said she was pregnant for her role as Mary in Mel Gibson’s upcoming feature film “The Passion of the Christ.”

Washburn University sculpture leads to Catholic reaction

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Wichita Catholic high schools announced this week that they are no longer welcoming Washburn University admissions officers on their campuses because the university has refused to remove a sculpture near the student union building, which is offensive to Catholics.

Mass. ruling expected to create push for Marriage Protection Amendment in Illinois

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A decision by the Massachusetts court this week, which upheld homosexuals’ right to marriage, has strengthened the resolve in Illinois to pass an amendment to the state’s constitution that will maintain the traditional definition of marriage. Illinois Family Institute executive director Peter LaBarbera issued this statement yesterday.

Canadian Catholic farmer takes his case against Monsanto to the Supreme Court

Feb 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- It’s now up to the Supreme Court of Canada to decide whether a Saskatchewan farmer violated the patent rights of biotechnology giant Monsanto, after the company’s genetically modified canola seed was found growing there.

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