Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The founder of the Communion and Liberation movement, Msgr. Luigi Giussani, died early this morning at the age of 82. Msgr. Giussani, known for his great love of the Church, passed away in the celebration of the Chair of San Pedro.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The EFE news agency is reporting that the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima has sent the final documents for the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto to the Vatican.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the wake of the passing of Msgr. Don Luigi Giussani, President of the Communion and Liberation Movement this morning, numerous members of Italian politics and public life have expressed their condolences.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights' recent move to begin "Theology and Reproductive Rights" classes in Protestant seminaries is not only “offensive to most Christians but to most Americans,” says a national pro-life priests group.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Anglican primates gathered yesterday to grapple with the issues of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which have divided the church, and save the Anglican Communion from a schism, reported Christian Today.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- West Virginia's 76,000 Catholics will have a new bishop today. Bishop-elect Michael J. Bransfield succeeds retiring Bishop Bernard W. Schmitt.
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishops of Cuba have requested one million statues of the child Jesus for a mission this year that will give new meaning to the phrase, “Keeping Christ in Christmas.”
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, said this week information about the implications of approving the European Constitution through referendum were “very poor and insufficient.”
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new play about a nun, who has suspicions that a priest could be molesting a boy, will hit Broadway next month. According to a review by Sentinel Television Critic Hal Boedeker, playwright John Patrick Shanley says his latest work, Doubt, is dedicated “to the many nuns who have served others.”
Feb 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, said this week the Lenten fast understood in its spiritual sense is an effective combatant against consumerism, which values having over being.