Archive of March 4, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 4, 2004

Liturgy becomes corrupt if it is turned into a “show”, warns Cardinal Ratzinger

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an interview published in the Spanish daily “La Razón,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, warned of the danger of transforming the liturgy into a “show” and altering it according to one’s whim. “When we do this we corrupt it,” said Ratzinger.

Another Papal trip to Poland?

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- After meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, the Arcbishop of Warsaw, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, said the Pope might visit Poland next year.

Same-sex marriage still illegal despite local initiatives: Spitzer

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In light of some 25 same-sex marriages performed by municipal officials, New York's attorney general affirmed yesterday that current state law prohibits same-sex marriage and that mayors should not preside over them.

‘The Passion’ needed for young generation to ‘get it’

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” is what today’s generation of youth needs to understand Christ’s message, said the assistant director of Arlington’s diocesan Youth Office.

O'Malley draws flock of hundreds at church

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley of Boston celebrated a mass of reconciliation at St. Mary’s church last weekend. The parish, which was strongly hit by the sex-abuse scandal, was one of the archbishop’s first stops in his parish tour of the archdiocese.

Bishops of Costa Rica say information about treaty with United States should not be politicized

Mar 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops of Costa Rica called on supporters and critics of the free trade agreement between that country and the United Sates to work together to inform the public on the issue without bias and politicization.