Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II called on Catholics today to follow Christ “without hesitation” as the model “which we must contemplate and imitate, the 'program' which we must carry out”. In today's general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope resumed his catechesis on the liturgy of Vespers. Today's theme was the canticle of the First Letter of St. Peter, which "focuses on Christ's glorious passion, as foreseen at His baptism in the Jordan."
Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A small parish of 300 families is still picking up the pieces after vandals tore up prayer books, knocked over icons and set fire to their church last week, devastating the community.
Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, author, television personality and founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is in critical condition in an Orlando hospital after being hit by a car over the weekend.
Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II announced Jan. 10 that Bishop Raymond Roussin of the Diocese of Victoria will succeed Archbishop Adam Exner as the new archbishop of Vancouver.
Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In reference to the growing elderly population of several European countries, the UN Population Fund is reporting that Spain will experience a “substantial decline” in its working-age population in the near future.
Jan 14, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Héctor Vargas Bastidas of Arica, Chile, says the country needs laws favoring the family and not divorce.