Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter "Mane Nobiscum Domine" ("Stay with us, Lord"), on the occasion of the October 2004-October 2005 Year of the Eucharist, was presented today in the Holy See Press Office by Cardinal Francis Arinze, who said that the "the underlying theme of the Apostolic Letter is the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus."
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishops from the province of New York were received by Pope John Paul II this morning on the completion of their 'ad limina' visit, who spoke to them of the bishop's "great responsibility of governing the faithful," saying that their office is one of service, not power.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The political climate in the United States has silenced the voice of religious believers, and it is high time that they reclaim it in the current public debates, said Archbishop Charles Chaput.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Dagoberto Valdes Hernandez, a Catholic intellectual and Cuban dissident, was named the recipient of the 2004 Jan Karski Award for Valor and Compassion.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II issued a message yesterday to participants in the 44th Social Week of Italian Catholics, stressing the importance of ethical political action informed by truth - "the best antidote against ideological fanaticism."
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will publish a "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church" on October 25, the opening day of its annual plenary session, announced Cardinal Renato Martino today in an address to participants of the 44th Social Week of Italian Catholics in Bologna.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Presiding at a Mass for the Jubilee Year of the Diocesan seminary, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, Bishop Mario Moronta of San Cristobal, Venezuela, said seminarians should prepare themselves to be "guiding lights" for the men and women of today.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Peru, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, has delivered a special message to the faithful this week, as Catholics mark the beginning of the month of October, traditionally dedicated to the devotion of Our Lord of the Miracles.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-life groups that monitor UN activities are alerting Latin Americans to urge their governments to support an international convention proposed by Costa Rica that would prohibit all forms of human cloning.
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The EFE News Agency reported this week that persecution against Christians has resurfaced in post-war Iraq and that more believers "feel obliged to flee from the attacks and assaults to which they are being submitted."
Oct 8, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A media watchdog group says Howard Stern's move from broadcast radio to Sirus Satellite Radio in 2006 is not an acceptable compromise. The popular morning show host has been the target of several concerned citizens groups over the years, which oppose the obscene and crass content of his show.