Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Joseph F. Naumann, auxiliary of St. Louis, MO; a strong supporter of the Pro-life movement; as Archbishop coadjutor of Kansas City in Kansas. Bishop Joseph F. Naumann was born on June 4 1949 at Saint Louis (Missouri). He started his first theological studies at the Saint Louis Prepatory Seminary South in 1963, and then at the Cardinal Glennon College and the Kenrick Seminary.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II dedicated his first catechesis of 2004 to reflect upon “The divine maternity of Mary”, and called Christians to contemplate the Mother of God before the Christmas season ends.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The more than 300-pages long Audit on the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People have been made avialable to public by the United States Bishops’ Conference (USCCB.)
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Australian Medical Association says the decision to make the morning-after pill the first contraceptive available in the country without a prescription was a mistake, reported the Australian Associated Press (AAP) Jan. 1.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops denounced a new law, signed by New Jersey Governor James McGreevey Jan. 4, that legally sanctions research requiring the destruction of human embryos. The law also permits experimentation on cloned human babies throughout pregnancy.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A federal judge’s decision last Saturday to remove a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Nicholas from the entrance to the Supreme Court building has sparked angry protests from various organizations which have called the decision illegal.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- On January 1 a new organization sponsored by a group of doctors and scientists was officially inaugurated in Spain that will work to promote and synthesize the teaching of natural family planning methods.
Jan 7, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Despite working in a majority Muslim country, Catholic Charities in Iran has been one of the most efficient organizations in responding to the needs of earthquake survivors in the city of Bam, sending nearly 30,000 food baskets, 9,000 household supplies and 3,000 personal hygiene packets to those in need.