Archive of October 13, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 13, 2004

Papal Mass on October 17 to inaugurate Year of the Eucharist

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II will inaugurate the Year of the Eucharist with the celebration of a Mass t 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, at the Altar of the Confession in St. Peter's Basilica. The Mass will coincide with the end of the International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico...

U.S. bishops begin review of sex-abuse charter

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a letter sent to the Catholic bishops of the United States last week, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced the beginning of the review process for the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Men are created for holiness, Pope says

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II affirmed that human beings are chosen, in the “eternal divine design” to be “holy and blameless people” during today’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, in which he expounded on the opening canticle of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, entitled “God my Savior.”

There is no ethics without full respect for human person, Vatican says at UNESCO summit

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Msgr. Francesco Follo, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the occasion of the 170th session of UNESCO's Executive Council, stressed that a basic philosophical reflection on respect for the human person must guide deliberation on ethical questions.

Catholic University accepts NAACP chapter under condition of not promoting abortion

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The president of Catholic University said yesterday that he will allow students to form a chapter of the NAACP on campus under the condition that they do not advocate issues that counter the teachings of the Catholic Church, reported The Associated Press.

Chief Justice, FRC glad the Supreme Court will review case on Ten Commandments

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Supreme Court announced yesterday that it would review previous court decisions from Kentucky and Texas over public displays of the Ten Commandments.

American Life League honors Cardinal Rivera in Mexico

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The largest pro-life organization in the United States honored Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera today with the Guardian of Truth Award “for his unwavering support to protect human life.”

1000 British women per year obtain illegal abortions in Barcelona

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Workers from the private clinic Ginemedex in Barcelona, Spain, acknowledged this week that the facility carries out illegal abortions, including those beyond 24 weeks, for alleged “urgent” health reasons.  According to sources, 1,120 late-term abortions are carried out each year on British women.

ABC reports that Ginemedex closely collaborates with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), an organization that performs abortions and receives funding from the national health system.

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The BPAS “openly recommends those who are at the 24 week limit or beyond to go to the Barcelona clinic if they wish to obtain an abortion, providing the phone number of the clinic without mentioning that the procedure is also illegal in Spain.”

EU’s leaders reaffirm confidence in Catholic Italian politician

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Incoming European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso reasserted his confidence in his entire team of designated commissioners on Tuesday after the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee rejected Italy’s Rocco Buttiglione, Italian Catholic politician and friend of Pope John Paul II.

Urgency of sex-ed is a myth, says Argentinean organization

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Argentinean Foundation for Woman (AFW) has released a statement it sent to the Buenos Aires legislature regarding a bill entitled, “Integral Sexual Education,” pointing out that “it is myth that sexual education is not taught in our country.”

Teens get morning-after pill free in France

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- For the last three years, the morning-after pill has been distributed to French women without a prescription and to minors for free. The French magazine La Vie (Life) broke the news.

Dialogue with culture requires reaffirmation of Catholic identity

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an interview with CNA during his recent his visit to Brazil, Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said dialogue with the culture requires first a reaffirmation of one’s own Catholic identity.

Cardinal Sin remains hospitalized after suffering heart attack

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Jaime Sin, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila and one of the most important figures in the country, was taken to the emergency room of the Cardinal Santos Medical Facility Monday after suffering a heart attack.

NYT report on Archbishop Chaput slanted and misleading, transcript shows

Oct 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An October 12 New York Times story featuring an interview with Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput that presents the archbishop as saying that Catholics must vote for Bush and against Kerry in this election, has been shown by the original transcripts, released by the Archdiocese of Denver this afternoon, to be misleading.Read the full transcript of the original interview at: