Archive of October 29, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 29, 2003

Prolifers urge the public to correct the media on the Schiavo case

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The media is getting it wrong when covering Terri Schiavo’s case and pro-lifers want the public to do something about it. After Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, appeared on “Larry King Live” on Monday and called his wife “a comatose in persistent vegetative state,” many pro-lifers have been calling in to radio and television stations across North America insisting that they correct the misinformation.

Catholic groups protest pro-abortion politician on catholic university campus

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Several Catholic groups are protesting a lecture that a former Illinois governor, who holds pro-abortion views, is scheduled to give at a Catholic university today. Former Governor Jim Edgar vetoed a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion during his two terms from 1991 to 1998.

Chinese Bishop to preside at National Shrine

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Ignatius C. Wang, auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, will celebrate mass and give the homily at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m.

Italians demand crucifixes remain in schools

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Leaders from across the political spectrum, religious leaders and even some Muslims have joined together in a rare consensus to demand the crucifixes not be removed from Italy's public schools, despite a controversial court ruling on the issue.

The Pope's spirit is not in a wheelchair, says argentine Bishop

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a message about the 25 years of John Paul II's Pontificate entitled, "I come from a far away country," Bishop Néstor Hugo Navarro of the Diocese of Alto Valle del Río Negro praised the testimony of the Holy Father's life and declared that the Pope's spirit "is not in a wheelchair."

Pope "grateful to God" for Year of the Rosary, recalls drama of Sept. 11

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During his usual Wednesday general audience, Pope John Paul II gave thanks to God for the fruits of the "Year of the Rosary," that will officially come to an end on October 31. Due to bad weather, the general audience was moved from St. Peter's Square to St. Peter's Basilica and the Paul VI Hall.

Pope convokes Synod to elect new leader of Church in Iraq

Oct 29, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II has convoked a Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church -to which belong the majority of Iraqi Catholics- that will elect its new Patriarch. The Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced today that the Holy Father, "in consideration of Canon 72 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, has convoked for December 2-3, 2003, in the Vatican, the Synod of Bishops of that Church for the election of the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans."