Archive of March 24, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 24, 2004

Pope recalls World’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During today’s general audience, on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation, Pope John Paul recalled he has entrusted the Church, the world and mankind to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, responding to Our Lady’s plea in Fatima.

Pope’s new book to be released on May 18

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The latest book written by John Paul II, entitled “Rise, Let Us Be Going,” recalling his life experience as a bishop, will be release  in Italian on May 18th by Mondadori Publishers, the Vatican announced today.

Pope set to release new document on the liturgy

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger revealed this Monday that Pope John Paul II has already signed the Latin version of a new document on the liturgy, which will probably be made public during the Easter Season.

Suffering can lead to self-knowledge, intimacy with God, panelists say

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The power of "The Passion of the Christ" is its effectiveness in helping people understand that their personal suffering, when united to Christ’s, can lead to self-knowledge and a greater intimacy with God.

US Bishops to begin "ad Limina" visit to the Vatican Next Week

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The first group of U.S. bishops will  arrive here on  March 28   for their “Ad Limina Apostolorum” visit, the once-every-five-years trip bishops must make to the Vatican.

University students to gather in Rome for youth forum

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- University students from all over the world will have the opportunity to “bridge evangelism with intellectualism and religious values” at the Eighth International Youth Forum in Rome, March 31 to April 4. The theme of the forum, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, is "Youth and University: Witnessing to Christ in the University World.”

Jewish-Christian surveys show ‘Passion’ not generating anti-Semitism

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- According to two recent surveys, “The Passion of the Christ” has not caused an increase in anti-Semitic sentiment among Americans nor has it caused an increase in the number of Americans who blame Jews today for the death of Jesus.

Colombian senator plans trip to Peru to promote “homosexual rights”

Mar 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Piedad Cordoba, a liberal senator from Colombia, has announced that during an upcoming visit to Peru she will take the opportunity to promote homosexual “rights” in the country.