Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II said today that "history is driven through the effective work of God, despite the storms, the lacerations, and the devastations caused by evil, man and Satan." During this morning's general audience, celebrated in St. Peter's Square and attended by 10,000 people, the Holy Father reflect on the hymn in chapter 19 of the Book of Revelation, "The marriage of the Lamb."
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Two Catholic hospital systems, Loyola Health System in Chicago, and Providence Health System on the west coast and Alaska, commit late term abortions on handicapped babies, by the procedure of induced labor, claimed Jill Stanek of the Illinois Leader, in her September 14 column.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A lesbian couple was granted a same-sex divorce Sept. 13, just 15 months after they were married by an Ontario judge. This is being considered the world’s first same-sex divorce, reported CanWest News Service.
Abortion is only proportionate to itself, Ratzinger Priests for Life director clarifies Ratzinger memoSep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has responded to the recent controversy concerning the distortion - by the media and Kerry supporters - of the words of Cardinal Razinger concerning voting and abortion, by issuing a clarification and explanation of the cardinal’s memo.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Families fleeing Iraq after the Aug. 1 attacks on Christian churches have found safe haven in Syria, thanks to the Catholic Church.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Today Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation from office of Bishop Francis X. Roque and of Bishop Joseph Madera, both auxiliaries of the Military Ordinariate for the United States, upon having reached the age limit.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the 150th anniversary year of the Immaculate Conception, a complete virtual tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. has been made available via the Shrine’s website.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Dozens of Canadian women must travel to the United States to receive late-term abortions. But Quebec health officials are “hopeful” that a newly trained doctor will set up practice in the French-speaking province in the next year and offer this procedure to women who are six-months pregnant.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, criticized this week the false “sexual education” that has begun to be taught in some areas of the country and which threatens “to spread to the entire school system,” and he argued that authentic formation is based on man’s freedom and not on the self-destructive “insatiable search for pleasure.”
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said during Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral that insensitivity to eternal values is not “modern progress” but rather a terrible fault that could lead mankind towards greater tragedies.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, lamented the growing involvement of young people in violent gangs and said the crisis stems primarily from family problems.
Sep 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Around 80 homeless are occupying a church in downtown Bogota, storming the building after the conclusion of Mass yesterday. As a condition of leaving they are demanding police officials reverse a decision to drive expel them from an abandoned area of the Colombian capital.