Archive of September 24, 2004

Renew fidelity to original charism, says Pope to religious

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pope stressed the important need to “constantly renew fidelity” to  the “original charism” by “permanent care of the spiritual life” in an address to participants of the General Chapter of the Institute of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate this morning. He also assured them that “through the action of the Holy Spirit, God allows religious families to respond adequately to new challenges, using the specific gift which has been given to them."

Florida Supreme Court decides ‘Terri's Law’ is unconstitutional

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Based on the unanimous ruling of the Florida Supreme Court yesterday, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube should be removed, but it is not clear when.

Planned Parenthood to launch major abortion campaign in Latin America

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Financial documents, obtained by Friday Fax, reveal that the International Planned Parenthood Federation plans to launch an aggressive campaign to increase access to abortion in Latin America and it will do so in partnership with Catholics for a Free Choice.

BBC scraps Pope cartoon under pressure

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The British Broadcasting Corp. has scrapped the animation series “Popetown”, following the petition signed by more than 6,000 Catholics.

Pledge cases stripped from courts is good but not enough, says Catholic League

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue supported the House of Representatives’ decision yesterday to prevent the federal courts from ruling on whether the words “under God” should be deleted from the Pledge of Allegiance, but he said it is not enough.

Holy See: Sports and Tourism aid development of societies

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The 25th World Tourism Day, to be held on  September 27, will focus on the theme "Sports and Tourism: Two Living Forces for Mutual Understanding, Culture and the Development of Societies."

Gibson to receive producer award

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Mel Gibson will receive the Hollywood Film Festival’s Producer of the Year Award later next month for his religious epic, The Passion of the Christ.

Costa Rica President demands UN defend life

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an eloquent message delivered to the UN General Assembly, the President of Cosa Rica, Abel Pacheco, called on the nations of the world body to defend those “who have no voice” and to oppose human cloning under whatever pretext.

Vatican newspaper calls for hope in wake of kidnappings in Iraq

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The offical Vatican newspaper “L ‘Osservatore Romano,” is calling on Italians not to lose hope in response to terrorist statements that two 29-year old Italian volunteers have been killed in Iraq.

Spanish bishops vow to continue speaking out in order to “awaken” Catholic consciences

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Spain expressed this week their intention to continue speaking out “in opportune and timely moments” in an effort to “awaken” the consciences of Catholics regarding the issues of the day.

Italian young people to hit streets of Rome with message of evangelization

Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- From October 1-10, some 400 Italian young people will take to the streets of Rome to proclaim the Word of God to those whom they encounter, especially to fellow young people.

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