Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Democrats For Life of America urged the Democratic National Committee to concede its pro-abortion position today on the heels of one of the worst Election Day performances in recent memory.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II, on receiving participants in the General Chapter of Augustinian Recollects this morning, spoke on the necessity of founding “authentic renovation” and “apostolic initiative” on a “deep spiritual life.”
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Justin Rigali issued a statement following President Bush’s re-election expressing “prayerful good wishes” for the president and his family, and urging him to “remain steadfast in the defense of traditional family values” and to continue stressing the need to protect the most vulnerable and the unborn.
Ideological attacks on marriage and family, sects, poverty, among challenges for Church in Americas, says PopeNov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II, during a meeting this morning of the ninth post-synodal council of the general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops for the Special Assembly for America, listed various challenges that are at the forefront of the Church’s concern in the Americas.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II welcomed Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit and the trustees of the John Paul II Cultural Center this morning and thanked them for their "support of the Center's work of promoting dialogue between the worlds of faith and culture.”
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on November 11 at 11.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica for the repose of the souls of the cardinals and bishops who died during the last year.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The debate on “designer babies” has intensified in the UK after the government authorized a local university to screen embryos in order to “prevent” colon cancer.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Charities network has been ranked third among the nation's largest nonprofits by The NonProfit Times.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Australia’s Health Minister Tony Abbott is worried about the number of abortions in the country, and he has called for a public debate in the House despite public opposition from Coalition colleagues for a debate.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Tuesday’s election results show that Planned Parenthood is "simply out of touch with American values" and should stop receiving federal funding, said Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a pastoral letter issued this week, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, said today in Europe there is a strong temptation to promote the political and intellectual persecution of believers. “Nothing good can come from these attitudes,” he stated.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II celebrated his patron saint’s feast day, St. Charles Borromeo, by interrupting his routine work schedule to hold an audience with some 1,000 Polish pilgrims who gathered to send him their greetings.
Nov 5, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Spain’s Health Minister, Elena Salgado, is set to propose to all of Spain’s autonomous communities that the morning after pill be distributed nationwide free of charge.