Archive of September 2, 2004

Pope encourages US Catholics to be witnesses to hope despite sex scandal

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:

Legal watchdog slams Kentucky Supreme Court for anti-life ruling

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.

New program on EWTN focuses on November election

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.

Baldwin brother backs Republicans based on faith

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.

“Passion” DVD sales takes top spot for R-rated film

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.

Church altar set ablaze in Indiana

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.

Bishops of Paraguay denounce morning after pill

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.

Praise and concern for role of media from Chilean Cardinal

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.

Mexicans confront Satanism with National Meeting of Exorcists

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.

Bishops of India condemn wave of violence against Christians and call for religious tolerance

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.

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