Archive of November 17, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 17, 2003

Catholics must fight against discrimination, Pope tells Indians Bishops

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to the las group of Bishops from India who have comew for their Ad Limina  visit,  Pope John Paul II  for an end to all kind of discriminations prevailing in the Asian subcontinent. Adressing the bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Madras-Maylapore, Madurai and  Pondicherry-Cuddalore, the Pontiff  underscored the  importance of a “true spirit of solidarity in the Church and in society.”

Gibson's leading critic resigns from Anti-Defamation League

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A leading critic of Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of Christ", resigned from his post at the Anti-Defamation League last week, reported the Forward. Eugene Korn, the ADL's director of interfaith affairs, told the Forward that his resignation was a "mutual decision" resulting from his need for "a more reflective and contemplative environment."

Preparations underway for World Congress on Consecrated Life in Rome

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- This week initial preparations began for the World Congress on Consecrated Life, which will take place November 23-27 in Rome, with the theme, “Passion for Christ, Compassion for Humanity.”

Spanish website launches boycott campaign against UNICEF Christmas cards

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish website “” (“Make Yourself Heard”) has launched a campaign urging people not to buy Christmas cards made by UNICEF since the organization will be using a percentage of the profits to fund anti-life activities.

Bishops warn of massive influx of Brazilians in Paraguay

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops of Paraguay whose dioceses are on the border with the Brazil expressed their concern this week at a growing incursion of Brazilian settlers who are displacing Paraguayan farmers who live in the area.  The bishops shared their concern during a meeting with the president of Paraguay, Nicanor Duarte Frutos.

Young Catholic students receive visit from pen-pal sergeant

Nov 17, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Students at St. Michael's Catholic School in Cary have been learning a lot about service and community in their special outreach project to U.S. soldiers, exchanging letters with them, making gifts and praying for their safe return.