Archive of November 3, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 3, 2004

Eleven states approve ban of same-sex marriage in ballot vote

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments to maintain the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and to ban same-sex marriage yesterday. The amendments won easy approval in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon and Utah, thus demonstrating widespread public disapproval of court rulings in favor of homosexual couples.

All people called to become God’s children, says Pope

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II spoke on the "Hymn of the Saved," from the Book of the Apocalypse during this morning’s general audience in Saint Peter’s Square, affirming that all people are called by God to become children of God.

Belgian cardinal dies, had stirred controversy with remarks on homosexuality

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Gustaaf Cardinal Joos of Belgium, who gained notoriety when he called homosexuals “sexual perverts” earlier this year, died yesterday at age 81 at his parish home. The cause of death was not released.

National Review Board member defends her pro-abortion record to Catholic newspaper

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A new member of the U.S. bishops' National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People told the National Catholic Register that she's proud of her record of promoting abortion rights.

San Antonio Catholics donate $1M to Spanish mission churches

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Patrick Flores of San Antonio presented a $1-million check to a capital campaign that will fund the restoration and preservation of four Spanish mission churches in the archdiocese.

ECLAC organizes summit of “experts” to redefine family in Latin America

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) organized a gathering of “experts” on family and public policy in Chile last week which pro-life groups say was dominated by feminist groups attempting to redefine the concept of the family in Latin America.

Indian Christian deported from Saudi Arabia

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Brian Savio O’Connor, the Indian Christian who was condemned to 10 months in prison and 300 lashes in Saudi Arabia, was deported to his home country this week “without conditions.”

Family group proposes parents specify in wills that their children not be adopted by homosexual couples

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The National Confederation of Parents of Families and Parents of School Children in Spain proposed this week that parents specify that if both of them should pass away prematurely, their children should not be allowed to be adopted by homosexual couples.

Politicians should seek justice and truth, says Chilean archbishop

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of All Saints Day, Archbishop Antonio Moreno Casamitjana of Concepción, Chile, reminded the faithful to always expect politicians to base their work on justice and truth.

California votes in stem cell research, pro-life groups denounce result

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Californians voted in Proposition 71 yesterday agreeing to grant $3 billion in bonds to the biotech industry to conduct embryonic stem cell research. There will not be any oversight on the research, according to a statement by the Family Research Council, the funds for which are to be used specifically for human cloning and embryo-destructive research.

Florida abortion notification law overwhelmingly approved

Nov 3, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Voters in Florida approved yesterday a law requiring that parents or guardians of minors be notified before the minor has an abortion.