Archive of October 27, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 27, 2003

Brain-Damaged Daughter Responds to Kisses

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Bob Schindler who has fought for more than five years to keep his brain-damaged daughter Terri Schiavo alive said when he visited her yesterday she responded with a gutteral “Uh-uh” to turn down his kisses, reported CNN.I was in front of her and I'm kissing her on the cheek, and she doesn't like that," Schindler told CNN.

Schiavo To Get Guardian

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The law signed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, which allowed him to order Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted states that the brain-damaged woman must receive an independent guardian within five days.

Cardinal Terrazas Implores Bolivians to Stop the Bloodshed and Revenge

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Cardinal Julio Terrazas, called on Bolivians to stop the cycle of revenge and begin to work for reconciliation in the country. 

Vatican Supports Banning all Forms of Human Cloning at UN Conference

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Holy See’s Press office made public today the speech delivered last week by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, during the International Convention Against the Cloning of Human Beings. "Archbishop Migliore focused on the “serious dangers that cloning involves for human dignity”.

“Voice of the Faithful” Summit Offers “Cooperation” after Harshly Criticizing Bishops

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Participants at the Summit of the lay organization “Voice of the Faithful” (VOTF) convoked this weekend at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus, harshly criticized Catholic bishops, but also offered unspecified “cooperation” to face the Church’s current crisis.

Ten Commandments Case Might Get Review In Supreme Court

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- America's highest court is expected to decide Nov. 3 whether it will review an Alabama case involving the public display of the Ten Commandments.

Chileans and Argentines Remember Pope's Intervention That Prevented War

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Catholics in Chile and Argentina gathered together this past Saturday to express thanks for the Pope John Paul II's role in mediating a crisis between the two countries that could have led to war.

Venezuelan Archbishop Says Country Following Playbook of World's Inhumane Regimes  

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Diocese of Mérida, Archbishop Baltsar Porras, said that in the face of the crisis the country is currently facing, the government is following the playbook of inhumane regimes such as that of Nazi Germany.

Media Should Respect John Paul II Says Vatican Radio Official

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Vatican Radio's Latin America Marketing Director, Father Javier San Martín, has called on the media to treat the Holy Father with greater respect and refrain from exalting his frailty.

Catholic Nurses In Africa Restate Opposition To Abortion

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria has vowed to continue to uphold the value of human life and oppose abortion and euthanasia, which are contradictory to all Christian teachings and Church doctrines.

Catholic Students Better At Math

Oct 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Catholic school students scored higher on New York States fourth- and eight-grade math exams than public schools. The data was released Oct. 22 Diocese of Syracuse.