Archive of February 28, 2005

Vatican calls Pope’s condition ‘good’

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls gave journalists a medical bulletin outlining the current state of the Pope's health.

Pope makes surprise appearance from hospital window

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Sunday morning, just after Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, deputy Vatican Secretary of State read a statement from the Holy Father, John Paul II himself made a surprise appearance to greet faithful gathered below his Rome hospital room.

Judge gives Schiavo’s husband green light to remove feeding tube

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a devastating announcement for pro-life advocates and the family of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, Florida Judge George Greer gave Michael Schiavo permission to remove his wife’s feeding tube and let her die.

‘Be instruments of mercy and communion’ Pope tells Czech group

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Friday, the Vatican made public a message written from the Pope to Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic, and to bishops and friends of the Focolare Movement.

‘Abortion not a human right’, US tells UN conference

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States is demanding that the United Nations adopt an amendment to a 10-year-old landmark platform on women’s rights, stating that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion, reported The Associated Press.

Lawyer argues divorce case should be transferred to Church tribunal

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An Ohio woman’s fight to save her Catholic marriage from civil no-fault divorce took another important turn when Ave Maria School of Law professor Stephen Safranek submitted an argument to the state court.

Pope still able to lead Church despite frailties, says Chicago cardinal

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II's current health should not affect his ability to lead the Catholic Church, Chicago archbishop Francis Cardinal George said Sunday in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

Canadian Catholics pulling for the Pope

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- According to a report by the Canadian Press, many in the “great white north” don’t believe Pope John Paul II should step down despite his health problems.

Globalization Report stresses value and dignity of work

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The conclusions of a Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization was presented Friday afternoon at the Lateran University in Rome.

Catholic-Jewish project to fight AIDS in Africa

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This week, Catholic and Jewish leaders are expected to discuss how the two religious groups can work together to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa, reported Haaretz.

Conference equips over 2000 for New Evangelization

Feb 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Friday and Saturday, thousands of Catholics from all around the Colorado region descended on the Denver International Airport Holiday Inn for a chance to be rejuvenated in their faith.

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