Archive of November 4, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 4, 2003

No way back in ecumenical dialogue, Pope says

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The movement toward Christian unity is not a choice for the Church but an inherent part of its life and actions, said Pope John Paul II in a message to a plenary of cardinals and bishops on ecumenical dialogue. The pontiff told members of  the Pontifical Council for Promotion of Christian Unity's plenary to continue on the road toward Christian unity, despite obstacles, in a spirit of intense ecumenical spirituality.

Anglicans face deep divisions after consecration of homosexual Episcopalian

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The consecration of the first openly gay bishop in the United States, sanctioned by the Episcopal Church U.S.A., has created a rift among the 70-million member Anglican communion. Gene V. Robinson’s consecration as bishop of New Hampshire yesterday has generated a reaction from Anglican bishops around the world, many of whom have said they will not recognize Robinson as bishop.

Louisiana to vote between two Catholics for the first time

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Louisiana is poised to elect its first Catholic governor in more than 100 years. The two frontrunners in the upcoming state election Nov. 15 are both Catholics running for office in a state with deep anti-Catholic roots.

Archbishop denounces damage done to Buenos Aires Cathedral by homosexual radicals

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, issued a statement this week denouncing the damage done to the Archdiocesan Cathedral by a group of homosexual activists, who smeared the front wall of the church with insults against Catholics. 

Postulator for the beatification cause of John Paul I dies

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Fides News Agency is reporting the death of Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, postulator of the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani Pasquale.

Thousands in Spain ask Health Minister to address crisis of frozen embryos

Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- More than 3,000 scientists and experts have joined the 350,000 Spanish citizens calling on the Minister of Health, Ana Pastor, to address once and for all the problem of a growing accumulation of frozen embryos.