Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II said this morning that “it is to be hoped that the Church in Mexico will be able to enjoy full freedom in all areas where she develops her pastoral and social mission.” In his message to Javier Moctezuma Barragan, the new ambassador from Mexico to the Holy See, the Holy Father underscored the re-establishing of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Holy See in September 1992.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pontifical Academy for Life published yesterday a report containing the reflections of a study group convened by the Holy See to tackle the problem of sexual misconduct by priests. The report states that the help of experts in diverse areas is necessary to address the problem.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The renowned film-reviewing duo, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, has given Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of The Christ” their highest trademark rating: two thumbs way up.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published today the calendar of celebrations that are scheduled to be presided over by the Holy Father until April.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput urged people to wake up, organize and act in order to defend the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the sake of raising a family.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During a conference which took place at the University of Navarre in Spain, Bishop André Léonard of Namur, Belgium, explained that the adoption of the children by homosexual couples implies an injustice because it provokes “an anti-natural situation which will not be healthy for the child’s development.”
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday thousands of people attended the funeral rites for Auxiliary Bishop Salvador Riverón of Havana, who died Sunday at 55 years of age from advanced cancer.
Feb 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a move to protect homosexuals from discrimination, the Archbishop of Cincinnati has joined more than 40 religious leaders of all faiths in supporting the repeal of an amendment, which prohibits City Council from passing rights laws for homosexuals.