48 Catholic Democrats send letter of complaint to Cardinal McCarrick about the stance of some bishops on CommunionMay 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Forty-eight Democrat Catholic members of the US Congress sent a letter, May 10, to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick complaining about the "threats" made by some bishops to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians, the New York Times revealed today. The letter said the bishops are "allowing the church to be used for partisan purposes.''
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Colorado Springs is willing to be poor in order to preach the Gospel and it is not intimidated by threats to withdraw funding.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Pheonix has partnered with the county attorney’s office to host a summit today, designed for individuals who work on sexual abuse issues.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II sent a telegram mourning the death of Cardinal Hyacinthe Thiandoum, Archbishop of Dakar, Senegal, for more than three decades and a leading figure of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa, who died at 83.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Swiss bishops say a letter written by Swiss intellectuals and theologians, calling on the Pope to retire, “disgusting” and "tasteless.” Yesterday, the bishops dismissed the suggestion that the Pope should retire, calling it "absurd."
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An article in the Spanish newspaper ABC has published several excerpts from the new book written by Pope John Paul II about his life as bishop.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Adolescent mothers are the focus of the Peruvian Bishops Conference Outreach program for this year, which will begin on Saturday, May 22.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Statistics indicate that more than 300,000 Colombians are residing in Ecuador, 7,000 of whom are refugees. In the last five years Ecuadorian authorities have received more than 27,000 requests for refugee status.
May 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, Spain, said this week that the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the Immaculate Conception of Mary provides an excellent opportunity to refocus on the Incarnation of Christ, in the midst of increasing secularization which seeks to exclude religion.