Archive of April 13, 2004

Pro-abortion politicians should not receive Communion, says pro-life priest group

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life issued a statement yesterday on whether pro-abortion politicians should receive the Eucharist after Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received Communion Easter Sunday. The national anti-abortion organization of Catholic priests commented on the controversy about whether Kerry, an outspoken abortion advocate, should be allowed to receive Holy Communion.

Preach on reconciliation and faith and public life: Bishop Aquila

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Priests must preach on the sacrament of reconciliation and the need to reconcile faith and public life in order to set people free from the culture of death, said Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota, in a message to his priests during the Easter Triduum.

Catholics, Evangelicals hold joint public celebrations for Holy Week

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of Catholics and Evangelicals joined together in song and prayer in a first-time public display of faith and devotion during Holy Week this year.

Church leaders in Canada say no to US sponsored ballistic missile defence project

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Canadian church leaders are trying to convince the Canadian government not to participate in a ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, which the United States plans to launch this fall.

Cardinal Bergoglio says Catholic Charities not just another NGO

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the inauguration of a new Catholic Charities center in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of the Argentinean capital, said Catholic Charities is not just another NGO.

Church in Colombia calls for release of hostages during Easter season

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the beginning of the Easter Season, Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz, Archbishop of Bogota and President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, called for the release of all those being held hostage in the country.

Venezuelan Cardinal denounces “dictatorial tendencies” of Chavez

Apr 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, who worked with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and is now retired and living in his native Venezuela, denounced last Sunday the “dictatorial tendencies” of the government of Hugo Chavez.

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