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

Archbishop Burke: voting for pro-abortion candidates cannot be justified

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholics must vote in accordance with the moral teachings of the Church, said Archbishop Raymond Burke in a pastoral letter published last week in the archdiocesan newspaper, the St. Louis Review. Read Archbishop Burke's full letter at: 

Pope makes plea for hostages in Iraq

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking at an award ceremony on Saturday where KTO French Catholic television and the French political magazine "Politique International" ("International Politics"), awarded him the "Prize for Political Courage," Pope John Paul II appealed for peace and for the release of hostages in Iraq.

Pope beatifies 5, says Blessed Emperor Charles is model for Catholic leaders

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday in St. Peter's Square, in a ceremony attended by 30,000 pilgrims including dozens of members from the royal families of Europe, who appeared in their traditional colorful garments,  Pope John Paul II beatified  Servants of God Pierre Vigne (1670-1740), Joseph-Marie Cassant (1878-1903), Anna Katharina Emmerick (1774-1824), Maria Ludovica De Angelis (1880-1962) and Emperor Charles of Austria (1887-1922).

Legionaries of Christ give birth to European University in Rome

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Legionaries of Chirst, a congregation of priests founded in Mexico in 1941, have given birth to the European University of Rome, a private, Catholic, civilly recognized institution which will maintain a particular focus on the philosophy, history, and legal thought of Europe’s past, present, and future.

Pope meets pilgrims of beatifications, speaks of the message of the new blesseds

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning Pope John Paul II received pilgrims who participated yesterday in the beatification of the Servants of God Pierre Vigne, Joseph-Marie Cassant, Anna Katharina Emmerick, Maria Ludovica De Angelis and Charles of Austria, and spoke about the spirituality and message that the new blesseds leave us.

Bishops: U.S. government can do more for Darfur

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell, the U.S. bishops said the U.S. government can do more to help end the genocide and humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

“Christ of the Undocumented” appeared at shores of the Rio Grande attracts faithful

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Local Catholics are calling it a miracle and claiming that God has sent them a message through a fibreglass statue of Christ that washed up on the shores of the Rio Grande.

Newman Center to launch Catholic Rush Week at Oregon State

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Classes began nearly one month ago, but Catholic Rush Week is just getting under way at Oregon State University’s Newman Center this week.

San Juan Archbishop calls on Puerto Ricans to vote for pro-family candidates

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is joining Lutheran, Muslim and Protestant leaders in calling for citizens to cast their vote this fall for candidates that defend moral values and the family.

Elderly Italian priest receives award for helping Jews during WWII

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Monsignor Gennaro Verolino, an elderly Italian priest, received the “Per Anger” award last Saturday.  Established by the Swedish government, the award was given to Msgr. Verolino for his efforts to save Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

New book answers key questions for Catholic voters

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A new book promises to help U.S. Catholics understand the key issues of the next presidential election and make an informed choice at the voting booth Nov. 2.

Proposed law in Argentina recognizes rights of parents in matters of sexual education

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A state representative from Buenos Aires has sponsored a measure before the local parliament that calls for the creation of “sexual education workshops for parents,” enabling them to more effectively assume the moral and human formation of their children.

Aid to the Church in Need sends emergency aid to Haiti

Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced it will send emergency assistance to the Diocese of Les Gonaives, located in the region of Haiti hardest hit by Hurricane Jeanne.