Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a meeting at the Vatican Feb. 16, U.S. Archbishop John P. Foley told Anti-Defamation League president Abraham Foxman the he saw no anti-Semitism in “The Passion of the Christ.”
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II called on the world this morning to summarize all things in Christ in order to fulfill God’s plan for humanity.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a message to a group of bishops and collaborators of the Focolare movement, who are meeting in Rome, Pope John Paul II stressed that only holiness can guarantee the fulfillment of the Christian mission to evangelize.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic institutions should no longer invite speakers, who support abortion rights, to "address, give workshops, or otherwise make any presentation" at Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, said Archbishop James P. Keleher.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Parents in Florida may soon have the legal right to be informed if their teenage daughters seek an abortion, reported the Associated Press yesterday.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Montreal has backed down from implementing a policy that would screen seminary candidates for HIV, after consulting with canon and civil lawyers.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Haiti is calling on the country’s leaders and politicians to “urgently make the necessary decisions” to end the violence Haiti.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The new Archbishop of Antequera-Oaxaca, José Luis Chávez Botello, has denounced the rapid spread of Central American gangs in southern Mexico, and called attention to the “lack of resources and capability” of the local governments to combat them.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish Bishops Conference has responded to a recently revealed unpublished decision by a judge in the Navarre province which granted authorization for the adoption of twin sisters by a lesbian couple, saying that when homosexuals are given to right to adopt children, the right of minors to have a father and a mother is not respected.
Feb 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an article written for the Spanish newspaper “La Razón,” the renowned Italian journalist Vittorio Messori recounts his experience seeing “The Passion of the Christ,” saying the movie is greatest film about Jesus Christ ever produced because of its “radical catholicity” and the providential signs that marked its filming. “What Gibson was attempting with ‘The Passion’ he has achieved: it hits you”, is the title of the article by Messori.