Archive of November 4, 2004

Pope encourages Iraqi efforts to build democracy

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II met with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi this morning and encouraged him and the Iraqi people in their efforts to rebuild their country along democratic principles and assured them of his “continued closeness to the Iraqi people, so sorely tried by the tragic sufferings of recent years.”

Pro-life group urges Bush to take immediate action against abortion

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pro-life groups are not wasting any time. Just hours after President George W. Bush was re-elected to the White House, several pro-life organizations called on Bush to take immediate action in legislating against abortion and establishing a culture of life.

Pro-life leader questions Bush’s commitment to ending abortions

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- American Life League president Judie Brown said many pro-life groups are “gleefully” declaring victory following President George W. Bush's re-election, but she does not share in their enthusiasm.

President Bush won Catholic vote

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Results show that 52% of Catholics in the United States voted to re-elect President Bush over Sen. Kerry in Tuesday’s elections. 47% of Catholics voted for Kerry. On their website, Priests for Life reported that Catholics represented 27% of all voters in this year’s presidential election, meaning that 31,065,769 voters were Catholics. Among Catholics who attend Mass weekly Bush won by 56% - 43%.

Pope appoints new bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Monsignor Ronald P. Herzog, a priest of the diocese of Biloxi and pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Laurel, Mississippi, has been appointed Bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, by Pope John Paul II this morning.

“Clone and kill” bill devaluates human life, says California pro-family group

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Following California voters’ approval of Proposition 71, the embryonic stem cell research bond – dubbed the “clone and kill” bill – the Campaign for California Families have issued a statement condemning it as immoral and indicating that California voters were fooled into voting for it.

USCCB says religious programming part of public interest

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Broadcasters’ public interest obligations include airing religious programming, said the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in a comment filed with the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 1.

Ohio voters based vote on moral issues

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- George W. Bush’s position against abortion, same-sex marriage and embryonic stem-cell research, and for family values inspired many Ohio Evangelical Christians and Catholics to turn out in large number and to re-elect him President, says a report by Knight Ridder Newspapers.

Truth about death helps us measure our values, Argentinean bishop says

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass celebrated for those who gave their lives for the country, Bishop Antonio Baseotto of the Argentinean Military Diocese said the truth about death and about our faith in the resurrection “should be the cornerstone for measuring our values.”

Madrid Cardinal says anonymous saints are builders of true progress

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly address, the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Maria Rouco Varela, said the anonymous saints of today “are the authentic builders of what can truly be called progress in today’s Spanish society.”

Salvadoran Archbishop says political affiliation should not determine who receives aid

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, said this week the money that is generated after new fiscal reforms should benefit the entire population, without regard to political affiliation.

Archbishop denounces use of embryos as panacea against diseases

Nov 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the traditional recitation of the Rosary of the Aurora, Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Valladolid, Spain, denounced the use of human embryos “as if this were a panacea for curing diseases.”

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