Archive of November 25, 2003

Pope appoints new bishop of Phoenix

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II appointed Thomas James Olmsted of Wichita, Kansas as the new bishop of Phoenix. Bishop Olmsted will head one of the fastest growing cities in the US, with a catholic population of 500,000. He replaces Michael J. Sheehan, who was appointed Apostolic Administrator  of Santa Fe after a legal scandal caused the resignation of  bishop Thomas J. O'Brien.

Pope announces new changes in the Roman Curia, appoints a North American

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Michael Miller, C.S.B., President of St. Thomas University in Houston, U.S.A., as the new Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Same-sex ruling undermines democracy: Cardinal George

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- According to the Archbishop of Chicago, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision to allow same-sex marriage could cause people to lose their faith in government and in the democratic process, reported the Journal Star.

Catholic college asks pro-pornography board member to step down

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- A commercial that features Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, surrounded by beautiful women, led to the resignation of a Thomas Aquinas College board member yesterday.

Watchdog organization accuses CBS's 60 Minutes of promoting hardcore pornography

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- CBS TV's 60 Minutes, like most of the U.S. secular media, seems to have placed “its money and hopes on the hardcore pornographers.” That’s what Robert Peters, president of the watchdog organization Morality in Media, said in a press release following a segment on the documentary news program on the hardcore pornography industry, which aired Nov. 23.

Prime Minister of St. Lucy cancels debate on abortion

Nov 25, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of St. Lucy, Kenny Anthony, has cancelled a debate in the country’s parliament on a plan to partially legalize abortion on the island after receiving a petition signed by over 9,000 Catholics to reject the proposal.

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