Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During an audience this morning with bishops from Boston and Hartford, the Holy Father encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to persevere in their witness to the Gospel, citing the “critical role” of the American church in “bringing about a fruitful encounter” between the Gospel and global culture. Read the Pope's full speech at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/document.php?n=41
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The pro-life legal watchdog, the Thomas More Law Center, slammed the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision on August 26 to grant authority to the state of Kentucky to end the life of an innocent ward of the state.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new 30-minute program on politics this month in an effort to prepare U.S. Catholics to take part in the November presidential elections.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Hollywood actor and born-again Christian Stephen Baldwin is making a special appearance at the Republican National Convention this week in support of a man, who he thinks will use his faith to make the country a better place.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- DVD sales for “The Passion of the Christ” have been so successful in its first two days that some entertainment reporters are already talking about a sequel.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Police are baffled by an arson that took place in a local Catholic church. An intruder broke into Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish church in the early morning of Aug. 31, poured a flammable liquid at the altar's base and set it ablaze.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Paraguay denounced this week the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill and the decision by the county’s Minister of Health to authorize the sale and use of the drug, in defiance of Paraguay’s laws protecting the unborn.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking at a breakfast for the Press Club of the Pontifical University of Chile, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of Santiago, Chile, commented on both the positive and negative aspects of the media in today’s culture.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, inaugurated this week the first National Meeting of Exorcists as a means of combating the spread of Satanism. Among those participating in the event is Fr. Gabriel Amorth, founder of the International Association of Exorcists.
Sep 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops of India are voicing concern for a new wave of violence against Christians and calling on civil authorities to intervene and urging people to work to build religious tolerance and harmony.