Archive of April 26, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 26, 2004

John Paul II invited by Fox to visit Mexico in October

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Rafael Romo of Tijuana, Mexico, confirmed last week that President Vicente Fox has invited Pope John Paul II to visit the country for the sixth time in order to attend the International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Guadalajara in October.

Bishop calls Argentinean priests to examination of conscience on issues related to Eucharist

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the presentation of the new Vatican document on the celebration of the Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum, Bishop Antonio Baseotto of the Military Diocese of Argentina and member of the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy called on the priests of Argentina to review the manner in which they celebrate the Mass in accord with the document.

Pope invited to visit Lourdes for Anniversary of Immaculate Conception proclamation

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jaques Perrier, president of the Bishops Conference of France, has confirmed that Pope John Paul II will travel to Lourdes in August to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the promulgation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

Kerry receives Communion after Vatican instruction

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry received the Eucharist at mass Saturday, one day after Francis Cardinal Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said pro-abortion politicians should not receive it.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury approves proposal to bar bishops, remove parishes in support of homosexual bishop

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A conservative Anglican committee submitted a proposal that bars bishops, who supported the consecration of a homosexual bishop in New Hampshire last November, from attending and voting at high-level meetings called by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Peace and justice require personal, government action, Archbishop Chaput

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Churches are called to build a just society and to work for peace, but it can’t be done without the collaboration of government, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver in a column that was published in the archdiocesan newspaper, the Denver Catholic Register.

"Love for Christ is the secret of holiness," says John Paul II

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father urged young people to follow the model of the six servants of God he beatified this morning in St. Peter´s square, and “to ardently ask for the light of the Holy Spirit and prudent guides through prayer.”

Pope urges political leaders to follow the example of Giorgio La Pira

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Representatives of the National Association of Italian Municipalities met with the Holy Father today to celebrate the centenary of Giorgio La Pira. La Pira was a man who worked “for the cause of fraternal existence among nations” and was “an eminent figure in politics, culture and spirituality of the last century,” said the Pope.

Pro-abortion march attracts fraction of expected marchers, no agreement on numbers

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Only 100,000 to 250,000 people turned out for the pro-abortion march last Sunday in Washingtion D.C.  This is a fraction of the predicted one million marchers the organizers had hoped for.

Kerry´s wife “for choice”

Apr 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, has revealed her pro-choice position in an interview published in Newsweek. "Ultimately you're either for choice or you're not, so I am…I ask myself if I had a 13-year-old daughter who got drunk one night and got pregnant, what would I do. Christ, I'd go nuts."