Archive of February 23, 2005

Pope’s new book presented last night

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Memory and Identity, Pope John Paul II’s most recent book, was presented yesterday evening at a press conference in Rome's Palazzo Colonna.

Pope addresses crowd through TV, asks to live a Lent of solidarity

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul greeted pilgrims gathered at the Vatican this morning over a television link from the library of his apartment. As previously announced by the Holy See, the Pope addressed a few words to participants in today's general audience.

Court rejects challenge to Roe v. Wade

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court rejected yesterday a challenge to its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide.

Christian doctors urge Supreme Court to rule against assisted suicide

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the nation’s only assisted suicide law gives it the opportunity to protect patients, preserve physicians' role as healers, and send a life-honoring message to the culture, says the Christian Medical Association.

Taxpayer groups challenge state funding for stem-cell research

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two taxpayer groups filed a petition yesterday in the California Supreme Court, requesting that organizations set up to organize and fund stem-cell research be halted.

Documentary proves vitality of human life in the womb

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new documentary takes viewers into the mysterious world of pregnancy and demonstrates the fragility of the human life within the womb.

Cuban opposition celebrates Mass for missing dissidents

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of the opposition to the Castro regime celebrated Mass in Havana this week in memory of all the victims of Communist repression who have never been found.

Chinese young people enthusiastically await encounter with Pope at WYD 2005

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With World Youth Day 2005 just months away, thousands of Chinese young people are expressing their enthusiasm for participating in an event convened by Pope John Paul II.

Archdiocese of Paris gives outgoing Archbishop two years’ worth of free flights

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The outgoing Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, has received a peculiar gift from his close friends: he will be able to fly for free for two years on Air France.

Cardinal Sandoval calls for respect for homosexuals without harming the family

Feb 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiquez, is calling for respect for homosexual persons because of their dignity as humans, but he reiterated the need to defend the family in today’s society.

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