Archive of October 13, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 13, 2003

Gibson’s Film Is Not Anti-Semitic, Says Jewish Filmmaker

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A Jewish American screenwriter and filmmaker said Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion, is not anti-Semitic and “will not create a single bigot or anti-Semite. It may, however, reveal them.”

BBC Discredits Church View That Condoms Are Not Solution To Aids

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- As a result of a new study by the United Nations Population Fund, the BBC is staging a new phase of assaults against the Catholic Church’s teachings that chastity is the only effective way of combating AIDS and other STDs, reports LifeSiteNews.

Group Calls for Re-Legalization of Marriage

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups want marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution of benefits more fair for people who aren’t married, including gay couples, reported Fox News.

Cardinal Poupard Shows Support For Mexican Cardinal Under Fire From Attorney General

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Paul Poupard, has sent a letter of support to the Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval, who is being investigated by the Attorney General of Mexico at the request of a controversial ex-public official.

5000 Runners Carry “Guadalupan Torch” to New York

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The “Guadalupan Torch Mexico-New York 2003” began yesterday in Mexico City, with a special Mass celebrated in the Basilica of Guadalupe. The race will bring together 5000 runners carrying a message of faith and support for undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States.

Bishop Asks Military Forces To Fight Crisis In Argentina With The Weapon Of The Rosary

Oct 13, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Bishop of the Diocese of the Military in Argentina, Antonio Baseotto, celebrated Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján, the principal Marian devotion in the country, in which he said that in order to overcome the “profound crisis” that the country and the Military and the Security Forces face, we should “go to our Mother with total confidence” and in this struggle utilize “the weapon which our ancestors used, the Holy Rosary.”