Archive of July 28, 2004

Peruvian Cardinal says weak priests are the Church's greatest enemy

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking on a nationwide radio program, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said a campaign to silence the Church is underway, but that the main enemy of the Church is the priest who is afraid to preach the truth.

Spanish politician calls on lawmakers to vote with their Catholic conscience on homosexual unions

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A leading Catholic politician from the Spanish region of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, said this week the vote by Catholic lawmakers on the approval of a law making homosexual unions equivalent to marriage "is a question of conscience" and should be in tune with the Church's exhortation to reject it.

Marxist rebels release Colombian bishop unharmed

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Marxist rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia have released Bishop Misael Vacca Ramirez of Yopal, Colombia, who was kidnapped by the group last weekend.

Christian hope is beyond death, says Pope

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father spoke on Psalm 15, "The Lord is my heritage," at the general audience today in the Paul VI Hall, saying that the Christian’s hope reaches beyond death. The Holy Father said that this psalm is a "mystical hymn" that presents God "as the only good and therefore, the supplicant chooses to be part of the community of those who are faithful to the Lord."

Attorney urges author-priest to expose 'ring of predators'

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Attorney Sheila Schreiber-Parkhill has urged sociologist and author Fr. Andrew Greeley to expose priests who he knows to be abusing children and involved in illegal activity.

Italian director to film television movie on Pope

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Italian producer and director Giacomo Battiato has announced he will soon begin filming a biographical movie on Pope John Paul II to be aired next year on Italian television.

Cardinal Law to preside feast of St. Mary Major on August 5

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On August 5 the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Snows as well as the anniversary of the dedication of the basilica which was founded on that date in 358 by Pope Liberius.

Pro-abortion group requests IRS to revoke tax-exempt status of pro-life group

Jul 28, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholics for a Free Choice has filed a complaint with the IRS, asking it to revoke the tax-exempt status of a pro-life group due to its "political activities" at the Democratic National Convention in Boston this week.

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