Archive of August 6, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 6, 2004

Canon Law infraction leads Archbishop to deprive congregation of priestly ministry

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to enforce Canon Law and educate the faithful about the role of the pastor and his parish board, Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has temporarily removed two priests from a local parish. In a letter to the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Tuesday, the Archbishop explained that regular Sunday masses will not be celebrated in the church "until a reconciliation has taken place" between the archdiocese and St. Stanislaus' board of directors.

In a private mass, Pope recalls 26th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s death

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning, on the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Pope John Paul II presided over a mass in memory of his predecessor, Servant of God Paul VI, on the 26th anniversary of his death in Castel Gandolfo.

Vatican publishes book commemorating key Encyclical of Paul VI on nature of the Church

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The official Vatican publisher, “Liberia Editrice Vaticana,” has published a new work commemorating the 40th anniversary of the historic first encyclical of Paul VI, “Ecclesiam Suam,” which was issued in August 6, 1964, and emphasized faithfulness to Christ over dissent from Church teaching.

Democratic committee’s religion advisor quits after being exposed by Catholic watchdog

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Democratic National Committee’s senior religion advisor resigned yesterday after the Catholic League released a report, which revealed her support to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

EWTN celebrates network’s 23rd anniversary and founder’s 60 years of religious life

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network will mark Mother Angelica's 60th anniversary of religious life Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption, and its 23rd anniversary with special pre-recorded and live programming.

Idaho to vote over public display of the Ten Commandments

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The nation's first voter initiative on the public display of the Ten Commandments  is to be held in Boise, Idaho this fall, thrusting the debate concerning the public expression of religious symbols in the public square “back in the hands of the American people where it belongs.”

“Superheroes Anonymous” campaign in Chile encourages heroic service to neighbor

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The international organization Aid to the Church in Need, through its office in Chile, announced the launching of a campaign it’s calling “Superheroes Anonymous,” which will highlight the testimonies of people who make their daily lives an “heroic adventure” in service of others.

Spanish bishop denounces growth of secular and Islamic fundamentalism

Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Manuel Ureña of Cartagena, Spain, denounced this week in an interview the growth and spread of secular fundamentalism in the West, as well as the presence of Islamic fundamentalism.