Archive of March 29, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 29, 2004

Pope says frequent Confession needed to achieve holiness

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Addressing the participants of a course on the “internal forum” organized by the Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope John Paul II said on Saturday that frequent confession is a must to achieve personal holiness.

Moving testimony of martyrdom in Communist Europe to be released tomorrow

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an article entitled, "The Gulag Archipelago in Romania: The Story No One Has Told Before," the noted Vatican expert from L'Espresso, Sandro Magister, will release tomorrow an exclusive testimony of an Eastern Catholic priest who spent sixteen years in communist prisons "at the limits of the imagination."

Pope makes plight in favor of Children in distress around the world

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II centered his Angelus prayer on Sunday on the critical situation of children in the world who are victims of illness, hunger and violence.

Pope receives first group of US Bishops in Ad Limina Visit

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received in separate audiences the first group of US bishops on their Ad Limina visit.

Pope recalls 10th anniversary of the tragedy in Rwanda

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- After reciting the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II recalled the ethnic clashes in Rwanda that ended in genocide and called the International community to prevent this tragedy from happening again.

USCCB applauds passage of Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the Senate for passing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, S. 1019, by a vote of 61-38 last week, and is now urging the President to swiftly sign the bill into law.

English churches hope more people will be ‘connected to Jesus’ through ‘Passion’

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to bring Jesus to the people, churches in England are trying to bring the people to the cinema.

Marriage and family rally set for San Francisco

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A prayer rally in support of marriage and family will be held in San Francisco this week, the day before Palm Sunday, April 3. The rally is being organized by the San Francisco branch of Your Catholic Voice, in cooperation with the local archdiocese.

Catholic priest and rabbi to participate in debate on “The Passion of the Christ” in Argentina

Mar 29, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An Argentinean discussion group is organizing a debate on Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” on March 30 between a Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi.