Archive of November 24, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 24, 2004

1 in 4 centers dedicated to treating HIV/AIDS in the world are Catholic, says Cardinal

Nov 24, 2004 - 10:00 pm .- In a message for World AIDS Day, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers and the Sick, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, revealed that the Church operates 26.7% of the centers dedicated to caring for victims of AIDS in the world.According to the Cardinal, “Ever since the appearance of this terrible scourge, has always made her contribution both to preventing the transmission of the HIV virus and to looking after AIDS victims and their families at the medical/assistance, social, spiritual and pastoral levels.”

Pope encourages youth to make Christ center of their lives

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- At the end of today’s general audience at the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican Pope John Paul II exhorted the youth present to make Christ the center of their lives and to participate generously in building His Kingdom.

U.S. Congress acts to save the Mt. Soledad Cross - atheist blames ‘Jihad Jesus Republicans’

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Congress has acted to save a  43-foot tall cross atop Mount Soledad in San Diego, whose removal had been the subject of an atheist’s 15 year long legal battle, by designating the land on which it stands and the granite memorial walls surrounding it, a national veterans memorial.

Bishops' official applauds passage of federal bill that includes pro-life measure

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An official with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has praised Congress for passing the Hyde-Weldon Conscience Protection Amendment Saturday.

Catholic schools seeking new strategies to remain open in Rochester

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Catholic schools of the Diocese of Rochester have announced a series of new strategies to keep their Catholic schools open and tuition costs low.

Kid can give thanks to God on Thanksgiving… thanks to watchdog legal group

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Responding to legal advice from its attorneys, after complaints from an outraged parent, Lincoln-Franklin Elementary School in Garwood, New Jersey, retracted their decision to censor the word ‘God’ from a fifth grader’s Thanksgiving poem before displaying it in the school’s hallway.

EWTN announces special Christmas programming

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- EWTN will air exclusive coverage of special live events and related programming for Advent and Christmas on television, radio and the Internet from St. Peter’s Square in Rome and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Largest mosque in the US raises concerns about radical Islam

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- An already underway $22 million project in Boston to build what will be the largest mosque in the US is under fire. The Islamic Society of Boston, who have commissioned the project, have been linked with ties to Islamic radicalism, though it insists that it does not tolerate muslim extremism, reports CBN News.

More aid needed to achieve Millennium development goals, says Vatican at UN

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly on the Millenium Declaration which was signed in September of 2000, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the UN, noted that while commitments taken by member states to link development and human rights were encouraging, the aid given to date has fell far short of what members had promised.

Group of obstetricians seek legalization of anencephaly abortion in Peru

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (PSOG) plans to send a new “protocol” to doctors this week what would give the green light to anencephaly abortion in Peru.

Swedish Archbishop calls for revitalization of Catholicism in Europe

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden, said this week Swedish and other European Catholics need to recover their pride in belonging to the Church, and he lamented that sometimes Catholics can be too “timid.”

Bishops evangelize Cuba with comic books on the saints

Nov 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Thanks to assistance provided by Aid to the Church in Need, the Bishops in Cuba are now evangelizing the country using small comic books on the lives of Fr. Felix Varela and Our Lady of Charity.