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

Exagerated Nationalism bring only “tears and blood,” Pope says

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- During the funeral Mass of Cardinal Opilio Rossi, Pope John Paul II recalled the years of World War II and said that the late Cardinal learned that hatred and exagerated nationalism only brings “tears and blood.” Cardinal Rossi, a skilled Vatican diplomat who served under five pontificates died on Monday at age 93.

Not all Jewish people are against ‘The Passion’: Rabbi Lapin

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Two weeks before the release of Mel Gibson's film, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, well known radio host and president of Toward Tradition, has released a statement, saying that not all Jews are against “The Passion of the Christ.”

Weigel’s new book to young Catholics to hit book stores in March

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Best-selling author and theologian George Weigel will be releasing his latest book, “Letters to a Young Catholic”, in March.

Pray for hearts to be open to the call of God, says bishop

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The annual mass and evening of prayer for vocations for the English region of the Archdiocese of Montreal drew about 200 to the chapel of Grand Seminary, Feb. 11. Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Mancini celebrated the mass and gave one seminarian the Rite of Admission.

U.S. bishops issue publication on ‘The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus’

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the midst of the controversy posed by the upcoming release of Mel Gibson’s film surrounding its depiction of the Jewish people, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published a collection of documents of Catholic teaching on the Church's relationship to the Jews and its opposition to anti-Semitism.

Mexican Bishops denounce Attorney General’s handling of Cardinal Sandoval’s innocence

Feb 13, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Mexican Bishops Conference expressed regret that the country’s Attorney General has not announced the innocence of Cardinal Juan Sandoval, Archbishop of Guadalajara, as widely as the false charges linking him to drug trafficking.