Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning at Castelgandolfo, Pope John Paul II received 130 French-, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking bishops from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas and exhorted them to be models of Christian life, guardians of faith and to evangelize tirelessly in their “often tried” communities.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit institution, has ignored a request by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, that they cancel this year’s granting of the Saint Robert Bellarmine award to avowed pro-abortionist Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a final attempt to keep their parishes open, parishioners continue to occupy two Boston churches slated for closure, reported the Boston Globe.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Illegal immigrants from Mexico continue to make the journey into the United States because of their faith, says a recent report in the Tucson Citizen.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic community network, which has helped more than 3,000 women with pregnancies and parenting, celebrated its 15th anniversary Sept. 14.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As many as 10 parishes may close in the Archdiocese of Chicago this year. The archbishop, Frances Cardinal George, approved the closures and the auxiliary bishop sent a letter informing parishes of their possible closure in a letter Sept. 12.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The more than 80 homeless people who occupied a church in central Bogota this Tuesday decided to leave the church after reaching an agreement with government officials.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jaime Vieira Rocha of Caico, Brazil, warned this week that sects in the country are redoubling their efforts to influence national, regional and local politics.
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly television program, “Keys for and a Better World,” Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, said “teaching is not only a job or a profession. It is all this, without a doubt, but it is much more.”
Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Presiding at the Te Deum for the 194th anniversary of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba warned this week that those who are corrupt do not know God and have not heard His message.