Archive of April 22, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 22, 2004

Pope met with heads of the USCCB

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II received, in a private audience on Thursday morning, the leadership of the United States Bishops' Conference (USCCB), in the context of the Ad Limina visit of the North American bishops, which began in March and will continue for the next 10 months.

Catholic college on the horizon for Diocese of Pheonix

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A project to start a Catholic college in the Diocese of Pheonix got the push and support it needed by Bishop Thomas Olmsted this week. The bishop appointed the vicar general of the diocese, Msgr. Dale Fushek, to oversee the project April 20, reported the Arizona Republic.

‘Call to Compassion’ rally urges structural reform, aid to the needy in Denver

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Charities Denver has invited elected officials and public citizens to answer a call to compassion this Saturday at an all-day rally that will seek to urge elected officials to keep the poor and marginalized within society in mind when they address policy issues.

Pro-life conference to address “controversies and challenges” facing Mexican families

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-life groups in Mexico are hosting the IV Life and Family Congress on April 24-25 in Mexico City, on the theme, “Controversies and challenges for the family.”

Largest German Catholic charitable organization appoints Opus Dei member as new Secretary General

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The General Council of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), during its annual meeting in Königstein April 21, has nominated the successor of the current Secretary General Antonia Willemsen (64), who will retire in May 2005.

“Passion” breaks box-office records in Spain: two million see the film in 20 days

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- According to the film distributor Aurum, “The Passion of the Christ” continues to break records in Spain, with more than two million people having seen the film, which is being shown on 300 screens throughout the country since April 2.

Expert explains how 9-11 affected relations between the Holy See and Israel

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an article to be published this Friday in the religious section of L’Espresso online, Vatican watcher Sandro Magister analyzes the efforts of the Holy See to revitalize the life of Christians in the Holy Land as well as the impact September 11 had on relations between Israel and the Vatican.

Embryos not really used to find cures for disease, says Australian bishop

Apr 22, 2004 - 12:00 am .- People have been misled into believing that ‘excess’ human embryos will be used to find cures for Parkinson’s disease and other medical conditions, says Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney.