Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- With the ancient city of Pompeii as the backdrop, Pope John Paul II reminded all Christians today of the necessity to announce the Gospel in today’s world and of their obligation to be builders and witnesses of peace.
Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop and cardinal-designate Justin Rigali arrived in Philadelphia today in anticipation of his installation as the new spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia tomorrow. The former archbishop of St. Louis succeeds Anthony Joseph Cardinal Bevilacqua, who retired according to canon law.
Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s 150th-anniversary celebrations Oct. 5 were marked by a spirit of prayer and a rich display of the rich reality of the southern U.S. diocese. More than 1,200 people gathered for an afternoon mass of thanksgiving at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral. Archbishop Michael Sheehan concelebrated the mass in English and Spanish. More than a dozen other bishops participated at the mass as well. Anticipating a big crowd, video monitors were set up outside.
Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued an strong statement Monday condemning the raid by local police forces of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima in the Eastern region of Barquisimeto, in a supposed search for anti-government material and activity.
Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, cautioned the faithful against believing reports in tabloid publications on John Paul II’s health, saying the Pope continues to work for the Church.
Oct 7, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Conversion stories of prominent Catholic converts will be the theme of the VIII Path to Rome conference, which is sponsored by the Miles Iesu movement and will take place on October 11 and 12 in Avila, Spain.