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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several U.S. bishops have encouraged their faithful to pray for Pope John Paul II.
Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Two Canadian cardinals have called for special prayers for the frail leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new film about the Crusades distorts history and risks fuelling Islamic fundamentalism, say some British academics.
Feb 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George W. Bush wished Pope John Paul II a speedy recovery yesterday.
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.
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.”