Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The American Life League (ALL) issued on Monday an urgent statement calling on bishops to oppose yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision that would force Catholic Charities to provide contraception to its employees. In a 6-1 decision, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Roman Catholic charity must offer birth-control coverage to its employees even though the Church considers contraception a sin.
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, has urged parishioners to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ.”
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Kathpress News Angency is reporting that by the end of March the Vatican will make a decision concerning a proposed trip by Pope John Paul II to the Marian shrine of Mariazzel in Austria.
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Writing the musical score for “The Passion of the Christ” was the most difficult assignment of his life, said Hollywood composer John Debney. The experience strengthened his faith but it also led him to realize that Satan exists.
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The children’s Bible, entitled “God speaks to His Children”, is in Nepali – the official language of the Kingdom of Nepal.
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an article published by the Fides News Agency, the president of the Latin America Bishops Conference (CELAM), Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, underscored the valuable contribution of Pope John Paul II to the unity of the Church in Latin America and to reconciliation in society.
Mar 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said this weekend that Christianity should not be stripped of the cross, of pain and temptation, but rather the faithful should discover their authentic meaning in order to arrive at “the glory of the Resurrection.”