Archive of May 13, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 13, 2004

Holy See says avoid buying brands produced through child labor

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A spokesman for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is calling on believers to avoid buying products that are produced through the exploitation of children. At a press conference during the First World Congress on Child Exploitation in Florence, Italy, Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the council, said: “The use of products that are made through the exploitation of enslaved young children is intolerable and therefore immoral for Christians.”

Woman who risked her life instead of aborting 40 years ago dies at 82

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Jacobina Surian Adams was two months pregnant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1962. Doctors advised her that an abortion would improve her chances for a cure, but Adams, a devout Catholic, refused, choosing her child’s life over her own.

Mother challenges system after girl, 14, has abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A mother, whose 14-year-old daughter was allowed to have an abortion without her knowledge or consent, has launched an attack on the system, reported PA News.

Australian Treasury Minister says families need to have more children for the good of the country

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Although many governments throughout the world insist that progress requires the reduction of world population, a government official in Australia is publicly calling on parents to have more children in order to reverse the serious demographic problems the country is facing.

Cuban Church shows ‘positive tendencies,’ bishop says

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Despite the difficult political and economic situation in Cuba, the Catholic Church in the Caribbean country shows “quite positive tendencies,” said Bishop Emilio Aranguren Echeverria of the Diocese of Cienfuegos.

Mexican Archbishop: The Church cannot cease to announce the Gospel

May 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As elections approach in Mexico, the Archbishop of  Durango, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, said this week, “Although some think she should stay quiet and silent,” the Church “has the duty to announce the Gospel in all circumstances.”