Archive of November 3, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 3, 2003

Christians reach holiness through prayer including the Rosary, Pope says

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, as the Church celebrated the feast of All Saints, Pope John Paul presided the recitation of the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, saying prayer is the way to reach holiness.

Pope reaffirms Catholic doctrine on Purgatory

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, November 2, on the occasion of the feast of All Souls, Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic teaching on Purgatory as a place of purification in preparation for Heaven, by saying that in this solemnity we remember “all those who have left this world and are waiting to reach the heavenly city.”

Pope to preside beatification Mass on Sunday

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, November 9, Feast of the Dedication of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope John Paul II will preside at a Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of St. Peter’s, during which he will proclaim as blessed five Servants of God.

Schindlers to respond to Schiavo on 'Larry King Live'

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Schindlers will try to set the record straight and tell their side of the story on CNN's "Larry King Live" Nov. 6, after their son-in-law, Michael Schiavo, appeared on the same show two weeks ago. On the hour-long program, Schiavo and his lawyer said the parents of Terri Schindler Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman, are really after the $1.2 million awarded to him in medical-malpractice suits in 1992.

UNESCO Calls Abortion on Demand "Proper" Medical Procedure for Girls

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A UNESCO document calls for international government reform to make abortion available to all women and adolescent girls without restriction.

Bishops demand “peaceful, constitutional and democratic” solution to crisis in Venezuela

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued an official statement which was read Sunday in every parish across the country, saying that “the grave political, socio-economic and etho-spiritual crisis” which the country is suffering “demands a peaceful, constitutional and democratic” solution.

Marxist Guerilla leader ordered assassination of Archbishop Isaías Duarte

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- After recent investigations including statements by three eye-witnesses, the Colombian Attorney General has named Pablo Catatumbo, Western commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), as the author behind the assassination of Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cansino of Cali, Columbia, which took place on March 16, 2002.

Religious persecution in Holland?

Nov 3, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Human rights groups in Holland have expressed concern over a new law which, if approved, will take Holland one step closer to sanctioning religious persecution.