Archive of February 20, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 20, 2004

Scientific rigor and Christian ethics to avoid aberrations, Pope suggests

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II said today that combining scientific rigor with the demands of anthropology and Christian ethics guarantees respect for human life in experiments. The Holy See published today the message from the Pope to participants in the Day of Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

EWTN to air live Town Hall meeting on the report on clerical sexual abuse in the U.S.

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network will air a live Town Hall Meeting on the report by the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Youth on the date of its release, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast on television, radio and the Internet from the Caldwell Hall Auditorium at The Catholic University of America.

More screens added for The Passion of the Christ

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The demand for showings of The Passion of The Christ is so great that 4,000 prints of the film are set to screen in 2,800 theaters on multiple screens, that’s up from an original 2,000 just one week ago, reported Icon, the film’s production company.

Portuguese public official calls adoption of children by homosexuals “perversion”

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Portuguese government official in charge of a committee implementing the country’s new law on adoption said that homosexuality is not “normal behavior” and that European laws allowing adoption by same-sex couples is “perversion.”

Pro-lifers denounce campaign to promote “morning after pill” in Honduras

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pro-Life Committee of Honduras is denouncing a campaign launched by the Ministry of Health to promote the distribution of the morning after pill despite its abortifacient nature.

Parental notification law may be put on election ballot

Feb 20, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A group of Republican lawmakers wants to put the question of parental notification on the election ballot this November. The House Judiciary Committee will look at the issue on Tuesday.