Archive of November 17, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 17, 2004

Federal judge throws out pro-abortion ex-teacher’s lawsuit against Catholic school

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday morning a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Ursuline Academy, a Catholic all-girls school in Willmington, Delaware, for having fired a teacher who supported, ran and signed a pro-abortion newspaper ad applauding the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The former teacher, Michele Curay-Cramer, also sued the diocese of Wilmington and its bishop.

Pope: break down walls of division, hostility, hatred so family of God can praise Him in harmony

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In today's general audience in the Paul VI Hall, Pope John Paul II catechized on the theme of Psalm 66, "May all peoples glorify the Lord," which he said instructs us to “break down the walls of division, hostility and hatred so that the family of God can gather in harmony” and praise Him.

Ad targets bishops during annual meeting

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The American Life League published an ad in yesterday’s Washington Times, directed at the United States bishops who are meeting in Washington this week.

Bishops' official says abortion pill should be shelved

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The abortion pill, RU-486, also known as Mifrepex, which has been linked to the deaths of several women, should be shelved, says a spokeswoman for the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Catholic lawmaker asked to quit choir for supporting abortion

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic priest has asked one of his parishioners to stop leading the church choir because her pro-abortion position as a Massachusetts state representative is counter to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Buttiglione explains European Parliament's rejection of his candidacy

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Rocco Buttiglione, Italian Minister of European Affairs, explained this week the reasons for withdrawing himself as a candidate for the European Justice Commission, and said that in his case "a Christian has been excluded because of his religious beliefs and his freedom of conscience has not been respected."

Archbishop Rylko calls on Spanish Catholics to maintain "decisive and sharp presence in society"

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the Congress of Lay Apostolates which took place last weekend in Madrid, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, called on Catholics in Spain "to free yourselves from the inferiority complex and boldly be yourselves" and "to maintain a decisive and sharp presence in society."

Archbishop says Gospel offers complete "cure" for stress

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Durando, Mexico, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, warned Mexicans this week that people who suffer from illnesses due to stress and are seeking a cure through human remedies should consider that total alleviation of the ills of the soul can be found in the Gospel.

Vatican exhibit explores ancient art

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A new free exhibit of ancient art opens today at the Vatican Museums and runs until Jan. 31

Condemnation of offensive portrayal of Virgin Mary on Argentinean television

Nov 17, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Foundation Argentina for Tomorrow denounced an offense committed against the Virgin Mary on a television program in which the Mother of God was portrayed in a degrading manner, surrounded by believers (who were also ridiculed) lighting candles and praying the Rosary.