Archive of March 7, 2005

Vatican expects Pope to return for Holy Week

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls told journalists today that the Vatican expects the Pope to be back from the hospital in time for Holy Week.

Gonzaga University President denies anti-life accusations

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Gonzaga University President, Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. has categorically denied charges brought by Dr. Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and a columnist for, which said that the school discriminates against pro-life and Christian organizations.

John Paul II receiving flood of e-mails from around world

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has announced that e-mail’s for Pope John Paul II have been pouring in from around the world ever since the Vatican's web site posted an address in each of its six language versions ([email protected]).

Pope spiritually joins university students gathered in Rome

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of university students gathered in Rome Friday evening to participate a Marian prayer vigil, marking the conclusion of this year’s Third European Day for Universities.

Canadian Liberals endorse same-sex marriage, hostile to opposing views

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Liberal Party of Canada endorsed same-sex marriage at its policy convention this weekend.

Member of dissenter group denied Communion, takes own host

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A member of the group Call to Action turned the Body of Christ into a political statement last month by taking the host from the altar on his own after being denied Communion by the local bishop.

Denver Universities host pro-life photo exhibit

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a collaboration of the Christian Life Movement, an international religious community, and the Auraria Catholic Campus Club, a student-based religious group which ministers to three local university campuses, Denver area students are being invited to reflect on the beauty of life through photography.

EWTN Web site teaches the faith to kids

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- EWTNKids has taken off in a new way. Launched two years ago, Catholic schools across the U.S. have begun using EWTNKids. The first school to register its religion class students for access to EWTNKids is St. Monica's Catholic School in Miami, FL.

Christian Iranians granted asylum in U.S.

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An Iranian family's five-year fight to stay in the United States ended March 2 when they were finally granted political asylum.

Rome HLI director expresses solidarity with pro-life efforts in Argentina

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The director of Human Life International’s Rome office, Father Ignacio Barreiro, has sent a letter to Bishop Antonio Baseotto of the Military Diocese of Argentina, expressing his solidarity and support for efforts to oppose the Argentinean government’s desire to legalize abortion.

China Aid Association reports Christian leaders deported; tortured

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Wednesday, the China Aid Association (CAA) announced numerous reports of Christians being deported from China and one church pastor being severely tortured.

Peruvian bishops call on faithful to defend the unborn

Mar 7, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Committee on the Family of the Bishops Conference of Peru has published a message commemorating the Day of the Unborn Child, exhorting Catholics to leave behind indifference and to assume a greater commitment to the defence of the unborn. In Peru the Day of the Unborn Child is celebrated on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation.

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