Archive of April 28, 2004

Seek God’s face in prayer, says Pope

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II taught today that the way to attain the vision of God’s face in this life is to participate in the liturgy and develop an intense prayer life. The Holy Father today spoke of the second part of Psalm 26 entitled, “The prayer of the persecuted innocent,” in his weekly general audience.

“Still much to accomplish” to eliminate nuclear threat, says Vatican U.N. observer

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Although the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) “has contributed to international peace and security, there is still much to accomplish,” said Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations.

National prayer breakfast shows U.S. Church is ‘alive’

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The first ever National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held this morning is “evidence that the Church is alive and well in America,” said Joseph Cella, president of the event. The event drew more than 1,000 Catholics from across the United States.

Cardinal not 'comfortable' denying Communion

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The cardinal in charge of a new task force, which will decide if Catholic politicians who advocate positions counter to Church teaching should receive the Eucharist, said he is not comfortable in denying the sacrament.

Church closures affect wedding plans in Boston

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- They’ve confirmed the guest list, the catering and the flowers, but couples scheduled to get married in the Archdiocese of Boston will soon have to confirm the church.

Prelate attempts to bring calm to southeastern Peru

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Msgr. Elio Perez, Prelate of the Vicariate of Juli, Peru, has traveled to the country’s southeastern area on the border with Bolivia in order to join an official committee that is seeking to put an end to the social unrest in the region where a mob of angry protesters beat to death the local mayor.

Archbishop denounces legislature’s initiative to sterilize poor Argentineans

Apr 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of La Plata, Héctor Aguer, denounced an initiative from the Legislature of Buenos Aires to promote the surgical sterilization of men and women among the poorest members of the population.

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