Archive of April 27, 2004

“Join the world of science and culture to the truth of the faith,” exhorts Pope

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning the Holy Father summoned “Ecclesiastical cultural institutions” to “welcome, study, apply and develop the consequences” of the teaching agenda he set forth in his encyclicals concerning the relationship between faith and reason (‘Fides et Ratio’) good and evil (‘Veritatis splendor’), faith and culture (‘Redemptoris missio’), civil and moral law (‘Evangelium vitae’), the Eastern and Western world (‘Slavorum apostoli’) and the North and South (‘Centesimus annus’).

Long-awaited Compendium of Catechism in final stages, announces Vatican

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a valuable instrument for the transmission of the faith eagerly anticipated by bishops around the world is nearing completion, says the Vatican.

Employment should be guaranteed by the state and not by the business world, say Catholic academics in Europe

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- According to a revealing study by Italian researchers Luca Diotavelli and Roberto Cipriani, the majority of the Catholic “intelligentsia” in Italy distrusts the market and believes the state should be the principal provider of social well-being.

Main issue regarding Kerry is not Eucharist but distortion of Church’s teachings: Weigel

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Papal biographer George Weigel said the real issue for United States bishops regarding Sen. John Kerry is not whether he should receive Holy Communion – a matter for his local bishop – but how he is deliberately misrepresenting the teachings of the Church on abortion and life issues.

U.S. bishops set up task force on politicians and Communion

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has created a task force to decide whether Catholic politicians, who advocate positions “in direct contradiction” to Church teaching, should receive Communion.

Abortion trials underway ignored by media, USCCB official

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As activists prepared for a pro-choice march April 25, which organizers called the March for Women’s Lives, federal courtrooms coast-to-coast heard graphic testimony, with little media coverage, about exactly what happens during partial-birth abortions, said Cathy Cleaver Ruse.

In spite of problems Mexico pushes forward, says Cardinal

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of Sunday Mass, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City said that despite the problems and the scandals, “in Mexico things are moving ahead.”

Venezuelan Archbishop calls for new efforts to help those in need

Apr 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During a deaconate ordination ceremony in the Cathedral of Valencia, Archbishop Jorge Urosa of the same diocese underscored the need for Catholics to renew their efforts to help those most in need of “material and supernatural goods.”

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