Archive of August 4, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 4, 2004

President pushes Faith-based iniciatives during speech to Knights of Columbus

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush reiterated his commitment to promoting "compassionate Conservatism" by supporting the work of faith-based organizations during an address to the Knights of Columbus at their annual convention yesterday. "I really appreciate the Knights of Columbus. This strong organization believes in families and faith, and compassion for those in need," said the President during his opening remarks.

Christ's humanity a help to human weakness, Pope says

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Quoting St. Augustine during the first general audience held at Castelgandolfo this summer, Pope John Paul II said today that Christ's humanity is help for human weakness.

U.S. bishop visits troubled Sudanese region

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops International Policy Committee arrived in Sudan Sunday to assess the humanitarian situation in the Darfur region.

Detroit archdiocese adds traditional Latin Mass to save church

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an unexpected effort to save the historic St. Josaphat Church in central Detroit, Adam Cardinal Maida has authorized the celebration of the traditional Latin mass on Sunday mornings, starting Oct. 3.

Catholic organizations help more than 100,000 children access health insurance

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- More than 100,000 children were enrolled in healthcare coverage last year as a result of a Catholic program, called Children's Health Matters.

Pro-life groups in Puerto Rico mount campaign against judicial nomination

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pro-Life Coalition of Puerto Rico has launched a campaign to urge Senators to block confirmation of Anabelle Rodriguez, a militant, ultra-feminist who has been nominated to the Puerto Rican Supreme Court.

Evangelicals back Chavez in Venezuelan recall referendum

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Over two thousand Evangelical churches have thrown their full support behind Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who faces a recall vote by referendum on August 15.

“Satanic” man who murdered priest in Chile says he did not choose the victim

Aug 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Rodrigo Orias, the man who murdered Fr. Faustino Gazziero in the Cathedral of Santiago last week, admitted that he traveled to the Chilean capital from the city of Coyaique with the intention of killing a priest or a religious, as part of the Satanic worship he practiced, but he denied having chosen his victim beforehand.