Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The results of the audit of the dioceses and eparchies of the United States, which was called for by the Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, was released on Tuesday at 10:00 AM (Eastern Time), during a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Recalling his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II said today, during the feast of the Epiphany, that Christianity does not feel estranged from the world even if the world feels estranged from Christianity.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Denver announced today that audit-investigators found the archdiocese not only to be in full compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, but also progressive in their actions regarding sexual abuse.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a recently released pastoral letter, Cardinal Justin Rigali said the Archdiocese of Philadelphia “immediately initiated steps to fulfill the recommendations” regarding sexual abuse by priests made by auditors, who visited the archdiocese last September. A letter from the auditors, dated Nov. 12, confirmed that the archdiocese took the necessary steps and "is now in full compliance” with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, reported the Associated Press.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Almanac is marking its 100th anniversary this year with the publication of its 2004 edition.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Bishop of Valparaíso expressed his grief and condolences to the families of two women who were killed last Friday while they were attending Mass in a local parish.
Jan 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The national coordinator of the Varela Project and president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Payá, published a message to his fellow countrymen asking them to return to the commemoration of Christmas as a celebration of faith in Jesus.