Archive of September 16, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 16, 2004

Be guardians of the faith, unity of the Church, says Pope to bishops

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning at Castelgandolfo, Pope John Paul II received 130 French-, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking bishops from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas and exhorted them to be models of Christian life, guardians of faith and to evangelize tirelessly in their “often tried” communities.

Loyola University Chicago ignores Cardinal and US bishops, grants award to avowed pro-abortionist

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit institution, has ignored a request by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, that they cancel this year’s granting of the Saint Robert Bellarmine award to avowed pro-abortionist Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Archbishop O'Malley asks for 'greater sacrifices' in church closings

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a final attempt to keep their parishes open, parishioners continue to occupy two Boston churches slated for closure, reported the Boston Globe.

Religious beliefs give illegals hope

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Illegal immigrants from Mexico continue to make the journey into the United States because of their faith, says a recent report in the Tucson Citizen.

Catholic program celebrates 15 years of assisting pregnant women and young mothers

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic community network, which has helped more than 3,000 women with pregnancies and parenting, celebrated its 15th anniversary Sept. 14.

Chicago to close 10 parishes

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- As many as 10 parishes may close in the Archdiocese of Chicago this year. The archbishop, Frances Cardinal George, approved the closures and the auxiliary bishop sent a letter informing parishes of their possible closure in a letter Sept. 12.

Homeless leave church in Bogota

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The more than 80 homeless people who occupied a church in central Bogota this Tuesday decided to leave the church after reaching an agreement with government officials.

Sects in Brazil are increasingly linked to politics

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jaime Vieira Rocha of Caico, Brazil, warned this week that sects in the country are redoubling their efforts to influence national, regional and local politics.

Teaching is the most challenging of all professions, says Argentinean Archbishop

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During his weekly television program, “Keys for and a Better World,” Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, said “teaching is not only a job or a profession.  It is all this, without a doubt, but it is much more.”

Bolivian archbishop warns that those who are corrupt do not know God

Sep 16, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Presiding at the Te Deum for the 194th anniversary of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba warned this week that those who are corrupt do not know God and have not heard His message.