Asia - Pacific News


Canadian Archbishop says no need to avoid Da Vinci Code

Mar 22, 2005

The bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code is “a bunch of hot air” and nothing to get worked up about,... Read more


Papal exhibit comes to North America

Mar 15, 2005

An impressive exhibit of 2,000 years of papal history, from St. Peter to Pope John Paul II, will make its... Read more


Canadian Bishops to study impact of free trade on Mexico

Mar 14, 2005

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is part of a delegation in Mexico this week, studying the impact of... Read more


Study suggests women requesting abortions should be screened for abuse

Mar 13, 2005

Women undergoing a second or subsequent abortion are more likely to have experienced physical or sexual abuse, says a recent... Read more


Canadian Liberals endorse same-sex marriage, hostile to opposing views

Mar 6, 2005

The Liberal Party of Canada endorsed same-sex marriage at its policy convention this weekend.  Read more


Catholic refugees freed from church sanctuary in Canada

Mar 2, 2005

After spending 13 months in sanctuary in the basement of Notre-Dame-de-Grace Catholic Church in Montreal, three Catholic Palestinian refugees were... Read more


Stop speculating about next Pope, keep praying for this one says Philippino Archbishop

Mar 1, 2005

In a statement given yesterday, Archbishop Oscar Cruz, of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines made media waves when he told Catholics... Read more


Canadian Catholics pulling for the Pope

Feb 27, 2005

According to a report by the Canadian Press, many in the “great white north” don’t believe Pope John Paul II... Read more


Quebec cardinals ask Canadians to pray for Pope

Feb 24, 2005

Two Canadian cardinals have called for special prayers for the frail leader of the Roman Catholic Church.  Read more


Chinese young people enthusiastically await encounter with Pope at WYD 2005

Feb 22, 2005

With World Youth Day 2005 just months away, thousands of Chinese young people are expressing their enthusiasm for participating in... Read more


Debate on same-sex marriage bill launched in Canadian Parliament

Feb 17, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin kicked off the debate on the Liberal same-sex marriage bill in the House of Commons yesterday.  Read more


Canadian Jesuits lose to Wal-Mart

Feb 15, 2005

The Canadian Jesuits lost their decade-long battle with Wal-Mart last month when a municipal board ruled that the U.S.-based department... Read more


John Paul has earned right to remain Pope until the end: Canadian cardinal

Feb 9, 2005

Canada’s top cleric says Pope John Paul II has much to teach humanity in his frailty and deserves to remain... Read more



Feb 2, 2005

In yesterday’s story titled “Canada introduces same-sex marriage legislation” CNA made an  error in attribution. The statement that “equality rights... Read more


Canada introduces same-sex marriage legislation

Feb 1, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal government introduced same-sex marriage legislation in the House of Commons yesterday. If passed, as expected,... Read more


Hollywood heavyweight hired to produce Bible films

Jan 31, 2005

The Academy Award-winning producer of “Chariots of Fire”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Gandhi” was hired to head... Read more


Hindu fundamentalists destroy monastery cross and make death threats to nuns

Jan 30, 2005

In a statement sent to the Fides news agency, the Bishops Conference of India denounced a group of Hindu fundamentalists... Read more


Canadian center for Opus Dei completes $10M expansion

Jan 30, 2005

Canada’s largest Opus Dei centre recently got bigger. The Manoir de Beaujeu, a retreat and conference centre located 30 miles... Read more


Archeologist finds evidence of Old Testament validity

Jan 27, 2005

Canadian archaeologist Russell Adams, a professor at McMaster University has recently unearthed evidence, which helps to show the historical accuracy... Read more


Catholics launch postcard campaign against same-sex marriage

Jan 26, 2005

A coalition of Quebec-based Catholic organizations launched a postcard campaign yesterday, which they hope will persuade Parliamentarians to vote against... Read more