Archive of October 26, 2004

U.S. bishops launch national ad campaign to teach about stem-cell research

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a nationwide two-week ad campaign on stem-cell research today.

English translation of Pope's latest book now available

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The English translation of Pope John Paul II’s latest book, entitled "Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way," has hit the bookstores. The much awaited translation comes two months after it’s original publication in Italian as “Alzatevi, andiamo!” and is also available as an audiobook and in a large-print edition.

Christian student group sues California college for discrimination

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Christian Legal Society chapter at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, filed a lawsuit Oct. 22 against school officials, reported the Christian Wire Service.

Pro-life groups denounce Red Cross collaboration with abortionists in Spain

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The spokeswoman for the Association of Abortion Victims (AAV) in Spain, Victoria Uroz, denounced the Red Cross this week for promoting the propaganda material of the Schering Laboratory, which manufactures the morning after pill, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), which receives funding from abortion clinics in Spain and from Schering.

Cardinal Rivera warns that political confrontation could provoke more violence

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, warned this week that if the current political confrontations are not put to an end, the country should expect more violent acts to take place, as occurred in recent days when the President’s motorcade was attacked and the Congressional building was occupied.

Bishops in Puerto Rico defend traditional concept of marriage

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, issued a Pastoral Letter on the Family this past weekend in which he reaffirmed the need to protect the concept of marriage as a union between man and woman.

French Jewish group drops ad campaign that insults Jesus and Mary

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An ad campaign intended to stem anti-Semitism in France got pulled at the last minute after its blatant disrespect for Catholicism caused a wave of negative reactions.

Colombian bishops slam donation by Dutch group to Marxist rebels

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Colombian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz, denounced a Danish non-governmental organization this week for making a donation of $8,500 to the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Result of presidential election serious concern for world, says Knights of Columbus CEO

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Knights of Columbus CEO Carl A. Anderson, consultor to the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace who were meeting in Rome this week, said in a news conference that the compendium of the Church’s social teachings comes at a time in which the “world confronts very serious concerns,” including the implications of the result of the presidential election.

Vatican council discusses pastoral answers for world’s street children

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The first International Meeting on Pastoral Care for Street Children was inaugurated yesterday in the Vatican by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and brought together participants from various continents to reflect on the plight of street children around the world.

Pope receives Polish pilgrims from new diocese

Oct 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received 800 fellow Poles from the newly instituted diocese of Bydgoszcz in Poland, this morning who, noted the Pope, were in Rome "to thank God for the foundation of your diocese and, at the same time, to express the bond that links every local Church with the Holy See and the Successor of Peter."

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