Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II said today that Universities “can speak out loud” of the Christian roots of Europe that “the ideology of the secularism” wants to silence. “Today, we speak of the Christian roots of Europe. If one sign of these are the cathedrals, the works of art, music and literature, they in a certain sense speak in silence”.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A draft survey on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy found that more than 11,000 allegations were made against 4,450 priests, or about 4 percent of the clergy, who served in the United States between 1950 and 2002, reported CNN yesterday.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The release of two reports on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy Feb. 27, “will be a very sobering and important milestone,” said the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Mel Gibson’s movie “will prove to be a life-changing experience for many people,” said well known Manhattan pastor Fr. Gerald E. Murray.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See announced today that Pope John Paul II will preside over the Ash Wednesday liturgy at the Vatican Basilica.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal López Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is warning that the family needs to be strengthened against the aggression of false “rights” which attack the human person.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Elio Sgrecia, Vice President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, established 10 years ago by Pope John Paul II, explained why human cloning is immoral and unacceptable in an interview with the Reuters News Service.
Feb 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Sweden’s Minister of Equality, Mona Sahlin, says “punishing the customer” has lead to a decrease in prostitution in that country, adding that “we cannot allow men to buy women.”