Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The 48th International Eucharistic Congress, which opened with a solemn Eucharistic liturgy the evening of October 10 in Guadalajara, Mexico, began six days of formal meetings yesterday morning in the presence of Cardinals Juan Sandoval Iniguez, archbishop of Guadalajara and Josef Tomko, the Holy Father's legate to this event, and thousands of delegates from around the world.
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Prominent Catholic intellectuals Robert P. George and Gerard V. Bradley of Notre Dame University have written a vehement response to an article by Mark W. Roche, a Notre Dame University dean, that appeared in the New York Times yesterday encouraging Catholics to vote for Sen. John Kerry as the best means of fighting abortion.
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, Mane Nobiscum Domine, "Stay with us, Lord," on the occasion of the Year of the Eucharist, is now available in English. Read it at : http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20041008_mane-nobiscum-domine_en.html
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church of Michigan has donated about $500,000 to a state campaign to protect marriage, reported The Associated Press.
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Families across the world are expected to attend the Catholic Familyland Bloomingdale Indiana for the 16th International Totus Tuus Consecrate Them in Truth Family Conference, Oct. 15-17.
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Seeking the peace and quiet needed for their monastic life, the Discalced Carmelites sold their first foundation house in Canada. The 1875 convent, located in Montreal’s trendy and densely populated Plateau Mont-Royal district, no longer suited their monastic ritual, said Carmelite spokesperson Francois Morin.
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo, Spain, said this week a new law that would make homosexual unions equivalent to marriage “goes against nature, family, and a healthy society,” and he underscored that even though the majority might support it, “that doesn’t make it right, just as it wasn’t right to support Hitler.”
Oct 12, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops were met with skepticism from Canada’s highest-ranking justices when they presented their brief against same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court of Canada Oct. 7.