Archive of July 29, 2004

Vatican's congregation to publish document confronting feminism, "gender" ideology

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, July 31, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will publish a document that confronts confusions generated by feminism and by the "gender" ideology.

AMA's demand for morning-after pills 'appalling', says USCCB official

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The American Medical Association's request to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter is "sad" and "appalling," says Gail Quinn, Executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.

U.S. Bishop urges Bush to reconsider travel restrictions to Cuba

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement July 27, urging the Bush administration to reconsider the recent restrictions it imposed on travel from the United States to Cuba.

Pro-life group files suit to challenge broadcast ban, defend freedom of speech

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to defend its freedom of speech and run an advertising campaign as a grass-roots organization, Wisconsin Right to Life (WRL) filed suit yesterday against the Federal Election Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Vatican Dicastery publishes book on family and ethical questions

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Family has published a book compiling ethical questions related to family and marriage that have been addressed by bishops during courses promoted by the dicastery around the world.

Bishop kidnapped by Marxist rebels not given message for government

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Misael Vacca of Yopal, Colombia, who was released after being kidnapped for three days, confirmed he was held captive by the illegal Marxist group ELN, but he said that because of "a lack of coordination" the guerrilla movement was not able to send the political message it had announced it would.

Spanish politician says grandparents should encourage their children to have more babies

Jul 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On the occasion of Grandparents' Day, which traditionally falls on the feast of Sts. Joachim and Ann, a leading politician in the Spanish region of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, reminded older adults that their role in increasing the country's birth rate is to encourage their children to have more babies, "because today people are not having enough."

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