Archive of April 21, 2004

Voters, politicians must follow informed conscience, says Archbishop Chaput

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Conscience is never just a matter of personal opinion or “a pious alibi for doing what we want, or what might get us elected,” says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver. In a recent column in the Denver Catholic Register, the archbishop tries to clarify the teaching on conscience in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and what it actually means.

Prayer brings inner peace and serenity, Pope says

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Explaining  Psalm 26 during his regular Wednesday General Audience, Pope John Paul II said that the true way to achieve inner peace and serenity is prayer.

Pope appoints two Papal delegates to the Centenary of Rome’s Synagogue

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced on Wednesday that Pope John Paul will not be attending the ceremony on May 23 celebrating the centenary of the synagogue in Rome, but will send two personal  representatives.

Winning the Catholic vote critical to Kerry, experts say

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic vote is very important and often the deciding factor in national elections, say two political experts interviewed by Peter Roff, senior political analyst for UPI.

U.S. bishops seek support for communications campaign

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) wants to make certain that the Good News is part of the media experience for families in the United States. That is why the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops launched its annual campaign yesterday to raise funds for local and national communications efforts.

Pope longs for peace and reconciliation for Venezuela, says Archbishop Porras

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- After visiting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Archbishop Baltasar Porras, President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference, said the Holy Father wishes to send a message of peace, hope and reconciliation to all Venezuelans.

Cardinal Martino calls pulling of troops out of Iraq “imprudent”

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with the Italian daily, “Corriere de la Sera,” just days after Spanish President Jose Luis Zapatero announced the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq, Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said to abandon Iraq now would be imprudent.

Dominican bishops warn against electoral fraud

Apr 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic is warning the countries political parties against voting fraud and dirty politics in the coming elections, calling on authorities to carry out elections with transparency.

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