Archive of June 4, 2004

Pope commends Bush for defending values, presses him on Iraq and the Middle East

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received President George W. Bush for the third time on Friday morning at the Vatican, and in an unusually long address commended him for promoting values in America, but pressed for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Iraq and the Middle East. Their previous encounters took place at Castelgandolfo on July 23, 2001 following the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, and on May 28, 2002 in Rome.

Pope warns US bishops on the growing split between Gospel and Culture

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing the Bishops from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas today, the Holy Father today reaffirmed the observation of Pope Paul VI, that 'the split between the Gospel and culture is undoubtedly the drama of our time.'

President Bush presents Pope the Medal of Freedom

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush presented the Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II  during their meeting at the Vatican today.

Catholic University of America refuses NAACP Chapter, citing stand on abortion

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic University of America has blocked a student from starting a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on campus, expressing concern about the organization's advocacy of abortion.

Population Research Institute expands, joins in founding Family Life International

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Population Research International (PRI) has joined with other pro-life groups to form a new worldwide pro-life organization, called Family Life International.

Catholic schools in Newark could be merged or closed

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Newark has decided to close or merge some of its 170 Catholic schools in the next few due to declining enrolments, which have led to higher tuition. School enrolment in the archdiocese is down from about 100,000 students several decades ago, reported Newsday.

Private high school celebrates 150 years of Catholic education in Canada

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- One of North America’s oldest Catholic high schools has launched its 150th anniversary celebrations.

Grey Nuns in Canada sell motherhouse for $18 million

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Sisters of Charity of Montreal, commonly known as the Grey Nuns, have sold their downtown motherhouse to Concordia University for CAD$18 million.

Cardinal points to role of media in combating of sects in Brazil

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Eusebio Scheid of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said this week the media have in important role to play in combating the spread of religious sects in the country, according to sources from Aid to the Church in Need in Brazil.

Bishop supports Chilean Supreme Court decision to deny lesbian judge custody of children

Jun 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Secretary General of the Bishops Conference of Chile, Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial, expressed his support this week for the decision of the country’s Supreme Court to deny a judge custody of her three daughters after the woman left her husband for a lesbian lover.

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