Archive of March 19, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 19, 2004

Cardinal Keeler urges passage of Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal William Keeler has urged the Senate to pass a bill that would recognize unborn children as second victims when their mothers are victims of federal crimes of violence. The Senate is expected to vote on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (S. 1019) as early as next week.

Priest warns religious of dependence on the Internet

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An article in the last issue of the bimonthly “Consecrated Life” warns of the dependence some men or women religious may develop on the Internet, when they isolate themselves from their communities and turn to the Net for new friendships and stimuli.

3-11: “I offer my heartfelt forgiveness to the terrorists and I pray God touches their hearts”

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Spain on 3/11, which left more than 200 dead 1,500 wounded, dozens of anonymous victims, as wells as many of those who helped in the rescue efforts, have shared their testimonies of sincere forgiveness and mercy towards the terrorists and their comfort for those affected by the tragedy.

Colombian Archbishop: “We forgive those responsible for the assassination”

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During a solemn Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Archbishop Juan Francisco Sarasti of Cali, Colombia, said the Church has already forgiven those responsible for the assassination of his predecessor, Archbishop Isaías Duarte.

Chilean Bishops regret legalization of divorce

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Executive Committee of the Chilean Bishops Conference has issued a statement rejecting the legalization of divorce and reaffirming the bishops’ determination “to strengthen the foundations of Chilean married couples” so that they might be “a true sanctuary of life, of trust and peace.”

Cardinal Rouco says hope should not be lost because of those “who live to kill”

Mar 19, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a Mass celebrated at a packed Cathedral de la Almudena, which was attended by Queen Sofía of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, Archbishop of Madrid, called on the Spanish people to not let the “hopeful truth” of eternal life in God be snatched away.