Archive of August 27, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 27, 2004

EWTN to release interview: Mel Gibson explains life after “The Passion”

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- EWTN announced this Friday that Actor and Academy Award-winning director and producer Mel Gibson sat down with Raymond Arroyo this week to talk about the aftermaths of “The Passion of the Christ” on the eve August 31st DVD and video release.

Vatican Cardinal says promoters of abortion have no place in the Church

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, said this week in Mexico that those promote abortion have no place in the Church.

Our Lady of Kazan icon arrives in Russia

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The much venerated icon of Our Lady of Kazan has arrived in Moscow on the eve of the Eastern Orthodox feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, brought by a delegation of high ranking Vatican officials headed by Walter Cardinal Kasper.

Killing of Italian hostage condemned by Pope and prime minister

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II  issued a ''firm condemnation'' of the execution of an Italian hostage, saying he hoped that all ''understand the urgent need to reject violence'' in Iraq, and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denouncing the slaying as “barbaric” and vowed on Friday that Italian troops would not leave Iraq.

Unborn with disabilities protected in UN document

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a victory for advocates of the unborn, the latest draft of a UN document to protect the rights of people with disabilities contains strong language condemning state-mandated abortions on the basis of "pre-natal diagnosis of disability," reported the Friday Fax.

The devil uses euphemisms to deceive people about life and the family, warns Chilean Cardinal

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Jorge Medina, ex-Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, warned Chileans that the devil is present in the world and that he uses euphemisms to destroy respect for life and the family.

Church providing assistance to thousands of victims of Hurricane Charley in Cuba

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of Hurricane Charley’s devastating path over Cuba, Jose Felix Perez, spokesman for the Bishops Conference of Cuba, announced the Church has launched a relief effort to help provide food, medicine and clothing to the more than 200,000 people affected by the storm.

Crowds celebrate anniversary of beloved Mother Teresa

Aug 27, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of people streamed by the marble tomb of the beloved Blessed Teresa of Kolkata yesterday to lay gifts of wreaths and flowers, and to pray on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of her birth.