Dec 2, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Raymond Leo Burke of La Crosse, Wisconsin, as the new Archbishop of Saint Louis. Bishop Burke was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, on June 30, 1948. He attended elementary school at St. Mary's, Richland Center, and after his family moved to Stratford he attended St. Joseph's School there from 1959 to 1962.
Dec 2, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican officially suspended the Anglican-Catholic ecumenical dialogue on Tuesday, as a consequence of the ordination of a homosexual bishop within the Anglican Communion.
Dec 2, 2003 - 12:00 am .- On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution on sacred liturgy “Sacrosanctum Concilium” during the II Vatican Council, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments has announced a symposium that will review the state of liturgical reform.
Dec 2, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II told a group of Catholic and Muslim scholars that the name of God cannot be used to justify violence.
Dec 2, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced last week that the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Reformed (Protestant) churches in the U.S. continues with the discussion of serious theological issues.