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

Kerry floats on abortion issue to win Catholic vote, says Catholic League

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a press release issued on Friday, Catholic League president William Donohue accused Senator John Kerry of floating on the abortion issue because he wants the Catholic vote. Donohue made this comment in reference to Kerry’s recent television interview with ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings.

Satanism suspected in horrific murder of priest in Chile

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Initial investigations into the murder of a priest at the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, are pointing to Satanism as the motive behind the gruesome act in which a young man attacked the priest at the end of Mass, leaving him decapitated and with dozens of stab wounds.

Governor removes link to Planned Parenthood site after bishop’s letter

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The governor of South Dakota has asked that a link to a Planned Parenthood teen site be removed from the state library Web page after Bishop Robert Carlson of Sioux Falls wrote him in May, urging him to take action.

Teacher’s union presses Archdiocese of Philadelphia for elections

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Association of Catholic Teachers has put pressure on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to let the 125 custodians and maintenance workers of the archdiocese’s 21 high schools unionize.

National policy plan for women includes legalization of abortion in Brazil

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The First National Conference on Policy for Women in Brazil approved this week the legalization of abortion as a part of a set of guidelines for the government’s National Plan for Policies for Women.

Bishops says Church in Venezuela “does not make or change governments”

Jul 26, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta of San Cristobal, Venezuela, said this week that while it’s not for the Church to make or change governments, it is her mission to enlighten the actions of the faithful in their task of building a new country.