Archive of April 29, 2004

“Holiness central to life and identity of every Bishop,” says Pope

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Baltimore and Washington who end their ‘ad limina’ visit today, the Holy Father underscored the pursuit of personal holiness as the first duty of a bishop and key which enables him to fulfill his ministry and build up the Church.

Catholics must promote ‘freedom for’ more than ‘freedom from,’ says Cardinal Dulles

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in the United States must live and promote a positive approach to liberty, conceived more as “freedom for” something constructive rather than as a mere “freedom from” real or imaginary restraints, said Avery Cardinal Dulles in his keynote address at the first National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

"Blood of the martyrs, seeds of the Church" - International colloquium on the martyrs in Paris

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The martyrs of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Africa were the focus of a one-day colloquium on the martyrs of the 20th century in Paris, April 24. The session was a joint initiative of the French branch of the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Catholic University of Lviv.

Campaign funds will not support those who ‘betrayed’ the Church: Bishop McDonnell

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the launch of Springfield’s annual diocesan campaign yesterday, Bishop Timothy McDonnell assured the faithful that funds raised would in no way be used to support those who “betrayed” the Church.

French Justice Minister says homosexual unions “against the law”

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- France’s Justice Minister, Dominique Perben, said this week the “marriage” between two homosexuals, which Green party member of parliament and mayor of Begles, Noel Mamere has said he will officiate on June 5, “is against the law.”

“Eucharistic Expo” to be part of International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As a part of the activities of the 2004 International Eucharistic Congress, the Archdiocese of Guadalajara will organize a “Eucharistic Expo” with different distributors of religious articles, sacred art and liturgical items, who will display their products to congress participants.

Archbishop Porras: International community is concerned about Venezuela

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking from Spain, where he is participating in a conference in Santiago de Compostela, Arcbishsop Baltazar Porras, President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference, said the international community is concerned about events in Venezuela.

Evangelization of world requires 'experts' in the Eucharist, says Pope

Apr 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- “To evangelize the world there is need of apostles who are 'experts' in the celebration, adoration and contemplation of the Eucharist," said the Pope in his message for the 78th World Mission Day, which was made public today.

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