Archive of June 21, 2004

Pope and new Spanish president affirm desire for dialogue and collaboration

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father received the recently elected president of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, this morning at the Vatican and expressed his desire for Spain’s spiritual and moral progress. “Your presence here,” he affirmed, “reflects your desire to continue to maintain good relations with the local Church and the State for the good of the Spanish people.”

Pope moves two auxiliary bishops of Montreal to other Canadian dioceses

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, June 19, it was made public that the Holy Father appointed the following two auxiliary bishops from the diocese of Montreal to other posts.

Texas Newspaper releases report about international cases of priestly sexual misconduct

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Roman Catholic priests were transferred from countries where they have been accused of abusing children even after the abuse scandal that swept the U.S. church in 2002, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday, after a year-long investigation.

Homosexual bishop must be replaced to avoid schism, says Anglican leader

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A leading Anglican bishop said Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly homosexual bishop, must be replaced as bishop of New Hampshire if the Anglican Communion is to avoid a schism, reported the London Telegraph yesterday.

Former Boston mayor urges Catholics to become more active in politics

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican launched a voter-education campaign Saturday, backed by Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, reported the Boston Globe. The objective of the nonpartisan campaign is to mobilize Catholic voters for the fall election.

New Latin American document recognizes ‘sexual rights’, U.S. concerned

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A document that appears to support abortion was accepted at a Latin American regional meeting in Mexico City last week, even though most Latin American countries recognize the right to life from the moment of conception, reported the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute.

Nicaraguan government apologizes for mistreatment of Archbishop of Managua

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The government of Nicaragua has issued an official apology to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, Archbishop of Managua, after prison authorities refused to allow the Cardinal to visit the incarcerated former president Arnoldo Aleman.

Family Institute to award local community with most family-friendly policies

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In order to honor the local government or region with the most family-friendly policies, the Institute of Family Policy in Spain announced the creation of an award for the Best Local Community of the Year in the area of the family.

Cardinal Cipriani chides Health Minister: “Do not play with life!”

Jun 21, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima, Peru, chided Peruvian Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, warning her “not to play with life” by denying the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill.

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