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

Bush and Kerry answer why Catholics should vote for them

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an exclusive interview with the Catholic Digest, presidential candidate Senator John Kerry and President George W. Bush each gave specific reasons they believe Catholics should vote for them. Each candidate zeroed in on important areas for Catholics. Whereas Bush argued from the standpoint of the culture of life, Kerry based his reasons on the social teachings of the Church. 

Pope thanks Catholic radios for working to consolidate Europe's Christian identity

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an audience with members of the European Conference of Christian Radios (ECCR) today Pope John Paul II thanked the "numerous European Radios, from the Atlantic to the Urals" for having worked over the years "to consolidate, among listeners, the awareness of their common Christian roots and to stimulate in them a commitment to serve peace."

Judge rules mountaintop cross can stay

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A ruling by a federal court judge Oct. 12 stopped plans by the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association to remove a 43-foot cross that has stood on the summit of Mt. Soledad for more than 50 years.

Kerry misleads nation on Catholicism, says Catholic League

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue said the remark Senator John Kerry made about abortion during the final debate of the presidential race Oct. 13 is erroneous and misrepresents Catholicism.

Buttiglione’s defense of Christian principles fuel an EU debate

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- British paper “The Guardian” published yesterday a collection of reactions to the effort of some congressmen of the European Union to block Catholic Italian Minister Rocco Buttiglione from serving as a Commisioner.

Catholic pharmacist fights for conscience clause, right to refuse to provide abortion drugs

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Calgary pharmacist Maria Bizecki, who had been fired for refusing to fill prescriptions for the morning-after pill, says Catholics must resist the social engineering aimed at the destruction of human life, reported the Western Catholic Reporter.

Free copies of Catholic ‘voter’s guide’ made available

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic organization has made their voter’s guide for Catholics available for free on its Web site.

Congressman says Peruvian Health Minister lied about morning after pill

Oct 15, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Peruvian congressman has accused the country’s Health Minister, Pilar Mazzetti, of violating the Constitution by lying to the country about the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill.