Archive of November 10, 2004

Choose to trust in God, not in false values, says Pope

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In today’s general audience held in St. Peter’s Square and in the Paul VI Hall, Pope John Paul II speaking on Psalm 61, taught that the “two types of trust” which are contrasted in the psalm are trust in God, “source of eternity and peace,” and trust in a false god, that of “violence, covetousness and riches.”

Moral values decided the Bush win, says archbishop

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said the 2004 elections demonstrated the importance of religion for most Americans, even though pollsters and the news media “don't take faith seriously, and if they do, they tend to fear and deride it.”

War is sometimes necessary, says archbishop at annual military Mass

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of Catholics in the U.S. military and their families gathered for the 13th annual Red, White and Blue Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich Nov. 7.

Pope thanks God for Poland’s freedom, urges dedication to the common good

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In words after today’s general audience at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II, speaking to fellow Poles in the audience noted that "tomorrow we will celebrate Poland's Independence Day,” and told them, “Let us thank the Lord for our country's freedom.”

Man sentenced to 20 years for cathedral arson

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Superior Court judge sentenced Stuart Vincent Smith Nov. 8 to 20 yeas in prison for attempting to burn down the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

UN criticizes Poland’s abortion laws

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United Nations criticized Poland's abortion laws in a recent report, stating that they are too strict and that they may lead women to risk their lives as they seek illegal and unsafe abortions.

Religious freedom is not an excuse for slumbering faith

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Durango, Mexico, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, reminded the faithful this week that the religious freedom that has been achieved in Mexico should not be a pretext for a slumbering faith.

Opposition to euthanasia "unavoidable duty", Archbishop says

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo, Spain, said this week his pubic statements against euthanasia constitute an “unavoidable duty” to teach the truth and authentically serve society.

Bishops call for day of prayer for peace

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic has called for a day of prayer to be held November 21 for peace in the country.

Ave Maria Singles launches Spanish version of website

Nov 10, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Ave Maria Singles, (, the first website for Catholic singles on the internet, has launched a Spanish version of its site in order to provide the same successful forum for Hispanic Catholics to meet one another and share their faith. 

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