Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Congregation for Bishops has just published "Apostolorum successores," A Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, in answer to the desire expressed during the October 2001 synod on the ministry of the bishop for an updated version of the 1973 Directory, "Ecclesiae imago."
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Recently found documents reveal that Roe v. Wade was nearly overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 1992, reported Talon News yesterday.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Holy Father appointed Bishop Robert Joseph McManus, auxiliary of the diocese of Providence, as bishop of Worcester, Msgr. Robert Joseph Cunningham, pastor of St. Louis Parish and diocesan administrator of the diocese of Buffalo, U.S.A. as bishop of Ogdensburg, Bishop Timothy Anthony McDonnell, auxiliary of the archdiocese of New York, U.S.A., as bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts, Msgr. Robert W. Finn, of the clergy of the archdiocese of St. Louis, and director of the diocesan magazine "St. Louis Review," as coadjutor bishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Pope John Paul II appointed American professor Mary Ann Glendon as the new president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Lima is encouraging the faithful to see “The Passion of the Christ,” which will premier in that country on March 18. He also recommends that Catholics prepare spiritually for the film and gather together afterwards for discussion.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In the face of increasing numbers of demonic possessions, the Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, has created an Exorcism Ministry, headed up by Fr. Salvador Espinosa Medina, vicar general of the diocese.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption March 14.
Mar 9, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church in Russia "is going through a phase of rebirth," which is being led by the youth, says Bishop Clemens Pickel of St. Clement Diocese in Saratow, Southern Russia.