Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In an effort to enforce Canon Law and educate the faithful about the role of the pastor and his parish board, Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has temporarily removed two priests from a local parish. In a letter to the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Tuesday, the Archbishop explained that regular Sunday masses will not be celebrated in the church "until a reconciliation has taken place" between the archdiocese and St. Stanislaus' board of directors.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- This morning, on the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Pope John Paul II presided over a mass in memory of his predecessor, Servant of God Paul VI, on the 26th anniversary of his death in Castel Gandolfo.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The official Vatican publisher, “Liberia Editrice Vaticana,” has published a new work commemorating the 40th anniversary of the historic first encyclical of Paul VI, “Ecclesiam Suam,” which was issued in August 6, 1964, and emphasized faithfulness to Christ over dissent from Church teaching.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The Democratic National Committee’s senior religion advisor resigned yesterday after the Catholic League released a report, which revealed her support to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network will mark Mother Angelica's 60th anniversary of religious life Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption, and its 23rd anniversary with special pre-recorded and live programming.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The nation's first voter initiative on the public display of the Ten Commandments is to be held in Boise, Idaho this fall, thrusting the debate concerning the public expression of religious symbols in the public square “back in the hands of the American people where it belongs.”
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The international organization Aid to the Church in Need, through its office in Chile, announced the launching of a campaign it’s calling “Superheroes Anonymous,” which will highlight the testimonies of people who make their daily lives an “heroic adventure” in service of others.
Aug 6, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Manuel Ureña of Cartagena, Spain, denounced this week in an interview the growth and spread of secular fundamentalism in the West, as well as the presence of Islamic fundamentalism.