Archive of August 15, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 15, 2004

In Lourdes, Pope calls Christians to pray for vocations, change world “from the inside”

Aug 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday evening, during the prayer of the Rosary before the grotto of Lourdes, Pope John Paul called Christians to pray for more priestly and religious vocations and challenged them to change the world starting “from the inside,” meaning personal conversion. “Kneeling here, before the grotto of Massabielle, I feel deeply that I have reached the goal of my pilgrimage.

Ailing Pope launches powerful call for life and freedom from Lourdes

Aug 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Despite evident signs of pain and weakness, Pope John Paul II delivered from Lourdes a powerful call to defend life from the moment of conception to its natural end. Read the Pope’s homily at:

In Lourdes Pope calls youth to bring “fresh breath of air” to the world

Aug 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the conclusion of the solemn Mass on Sunday, during the Angelus prayer, Pope John Paul called the youth to become a source of hope to the world through a life of prayer and austerity.