Archive of November 11, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 11, 2003

Pope recalls heroic resistance of Polish workers to Communism

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday representatives from the Polish trade union “Solidarnosc” (Solidarity), founded on Christian ethics and the social teaching of the Catholic Church, and recalled its successful peaceful fight against Communism. Addressing the delegation, the Pope recalled that this meeting takes place on November 11, the anniversary of the institution of the Polish Republic in 1918.

Vatican says Sept. 11 had dramatic impact on migration

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The terrorist attacks of September 11 changed dramatically the attitude toward immigrants, said Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, during the presentation of the Congress this Vatican dicastery will hold from November 17 to 22 in Rome.

U.S. bishops urged to promote communion, accept criticism from laity

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged his fellow bishops to promote unity and accept criticism from the laity at the start of the bishops’ semi-annual meeting yesterday.

Catholic league urges bishops to weigh in on “pro-choice” Catholic politicians

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The American Life League is calling on the U.S. bishops to weigh in on pro-abortion politicians in Congress this week while they are in Washington for their semi-annual meeting.

Canadian documentary puts Young Catholics on the big screen

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A new documentary, which is set to premiere later this month in Toronto, offers an inspiring and honest look at young Canadian Catholics. Unlikely Pilgrims follows four young people at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto and provides a glimpse into the joys and struggles of being young and Catholic in an increasingly secular society.

Research reveals Picasso’s wish to die in communion with the Church

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A Spanish scholar who is researching the life and works of Pablo Picasso has revealed that the famous artists from Malaga desired to be married in the Church with his lover Jacqueline, and that he also wanted “to die in communion with the Church” and be buried in Malaga’s Cathedral.

Pro-life groups in Europe and Latin America join together for international foundation

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The International Pro-life Congress concluded this week in Madrid with the creation of a European-Latin American Pro-life Foundation, which marks a new level of “cooperation and assistance for the financing of projects of common interest between pro-life groups on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Marriages celebrated by fake “priests” to be regularized by Bishops of Buenos Aires

Nov 11, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops of Buenos Aires have offered Catholics whose marriages have been celebrated by a group of fake priests the chance to have their unions regularized by the Church.