Archive of February 25, 2005

Pope John Paul resting; breathing on own following tracheotomy

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican this morning released a much anticipated statement on the condition of Pope John Paul II who underwent tracheotomy surgery last night during his second visit to a Rome hospital this month.

Pope calls ‘Christ and the Church’ center Msgr. Giussani’s life

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced today that a letter of condolences from the Holy Father sent Tuesday was read during the funeral Mass of Communion and Liberation founder, Msgr. Luigi Giussani, who died this week at 82.

Wisconsin group points efforts toward fight to save Schiavo

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Pro-life group in Wisconsin is making the fight for Terri Schiavo’s life first on their priority list.

Supporters fight for Schiavo’s life with prayer and protests

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the family of brain damaged Terri Schiavo race the clock to prevent her husband from removing her feeding tube, effectively ending her life, numerous prayer vigils and protests have been planned around the Clearwater, Florida area.

Bishop Aquila named Apostolic Administrator for Sioux Falls

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Fargo yesterday announced that Pope John Paul II has named Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, Bishop of Fargo, as interim administrator for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Vatican announces second synod of African bishops

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican publicized a Message from Pope John Paul to Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, and all those participating in the Special Council for Africa of the Secretariat General of the Synod of Bishops.

Baltimore Archbishop urges faithful to pray for Pope’s recovery

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several U.S. bishops have encouraged their faithful to pray for Pope John Paul II.

Quebec cardinals ask Canadians to pray for Pope

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two Canadian cardinals have called for special prayers for the frail leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Christian Life Movement founder calls Pope ‘an example of constancy and fortitude’

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Luis Fernando, founder of the Christian Life Movement, a worldwide religious community based in Peru called on Catholics today to offer prayers for the Holy Father who underwent tracheotomy surgery earlier today.

New film distorts truth of Crusades, depicts ‘Osama bin Laden’s version of history’

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new film about the Crusades distorts history and risks fuelling Islamic fundamentalism, say some British academics.

White House wishes the Pope fast recovery

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush wished Pope John Paul II a speedy recovery yesterday.

Anglican Communion asks U.S., Canadian churches to withdraw

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada withdrew yesterday from a key body of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Catholic League demands NBC sitcom be shelved

Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic League is demanding that NBC retire the sitcom “Committed” after the network made “a direct frontal assault on Roman Catholicism, choosing to mock, trivialize and ridicule the Body and Blood of Christ.”

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