Archive of February 2, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 2, 2004

Pope encourages pro-lifers to keep fighting against abortion

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope John Paul strongly encouraged pro-lifers to keep supporting family life and fighting against abortion. The Pontiff focused his brief remarks on Italy’s “Day for Life,” the theme of which was, “There is no future without children.”

Pope’s asks prayers for peaceful coexistence in the Holy Land

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father’s general prayer intention for February is: “For peaceful coexistence among Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land.”

Bishop Gomez blesses dormitory for Hispanic Americans in Mexico City

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Auxiliary Bishop José Gomez of Denver traveled to Mexico City early last month to bless a new dormitory at a seminary for Hispanic Americans, which he helped establish.

Rosary hits airwaves in the Bible belt

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A special on the rosary will hit the airwaves in South Carolina this month thanks to the state’s only Catholic radio station, reported the Carolina Post and Courier.

Canadian Supreme Court to rule if Catholic Church is suable

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court of Canada reserved its decision in a case that has the Canadian government and victims' lawyers arguing that the Catholic Church, as a whole, should be found suable in order to settle sexual-abuse and residential-school claims.

“Pro-Life” demands Supreme Court remove abortifacients from family planning programs in Mexico

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The director of the Mexican organization “Pro-Life,” Rocío Gálvez de Lara, has submitted a formal petition to the Supreme Court of Mexico asking it to amend the Official Mexican Norms on family planning, which now approve the use of abortifacients.

Bishops ask Guatemalans for commitment to faith and to life

Feb 2, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of their General Assembly, the Guatemalan Bishops Conference asked the country’s Catholics to commit themselves to putting their faith in action and to seek the material and spiritual good of those most in need.