Archive of November 28, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 28, 2003

Bishops must take care of their own spiritual life first, Pope says

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Speaking to a group of French bishops, Pope John Paul II said this Friday that bishops must take care of their own spiritual life to be credible witnesses of the Gospel. The Pontiff spoke about the Church and the episcopal mission, with reference to the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Pastores gregis”.

Pope receives President of Moldova for the first time

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received Vladimir Voronin, president of the Republic of Moldova, the first encounter between the Pontiff and the top authority of the new Eastern European nation and the successor of Peter.

Banning Catholic views from public schools akin to Nazism: federal judge

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- An attorney from the Thomas More Law Center is optimistic that a ruling, expected  around Dec. 1, will be favorable to the rights of a Catholic, after a federal judge compared banning Catholic views to Nazism.

Broadcaster refuses to pay fine after radio hosts dared listeners to have sex in cathedral

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The broadcasting company that aired a live description of two people having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral refused to pay the $357,500 indecency fine it was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Cardinal Sepe tells CAM2 the Church must be missionary

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Before more than 3,000 people gathered together for the II American Missionary Congress, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, said, ““The Church is either missionary or she is not the Church.”

Secularization is greater challenge for Central America than Fundamentalists, says Cardinal Quezada

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During a press conference at the II American Missionary Conference (CAM2), being held in Guatemala, Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada, Archbishop of Guatemala City, warned the greatest challenge the Church in the region faces is secularization and not the presence of evangelicals.

Gibson film ‘faithful to Bible’s teaching’: Billy Graham

Nov 28, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ", is “faithful to the Bible's teaching that we are all responsible for Jesus' death, because we have all sinned," said renowned evangelist Billy Graham in a statement released from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association this week.