Archive of January 7, 2004 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 7, 2004

Pope appoints known pro-lifer as new Archbishop Coadjutor for Kansas City

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.

Let’s contemplate Mary before Christmas season ends, Pope says

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.

Full Audit on Dallas Charter is available to public on USCCB site

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.)

Over-the-counter contraception a mistake, says medical association

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.

USCCB official condemns law permitting embryonic research and cloning

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.

Removal of statue of Mary from court building by Argentinean judge sparks protests

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.

New organization to certify natural family planning methods

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.

Catholic organization among the most efficient in responding to earthquake survivors in Iran

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.