Archive of March 11, 2005

US bishops issue statement on Terri Schiavo, urge continued treatment

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued their long-awaited statement on the case of Terri Schindler Schiavo in support of continued treatment and care.

Pope stresses need to reject anti-life campaigns to Tanzanian bishops

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message to visiting Tanzanian Bishops, made public by the Vatican today, Pope John Paul highlighted the great importance of pastoral care for families and clergy in that country.

Vatican unveils project bringing together Science and Theology

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, the findings of one of the most prestigious current research programs on the relationship between science, philosophy and theology was unveiled at the Vatican.

Priestly formation must lead to understanding of ‘spiritual fatherhood’, says bishop

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishops and priests are called to be “true spiritual fathers” to the faithful, but there are important cultural factors and attitudes that challenge this call, said Bishop Samuel J. Aquila.

The Passion Recut hits theaters today

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Theaters nationwide today will begin showing an edited version of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster hit, The Passion of the Christ, which is scheduled to run through Easter.

Franciscan Friars praying to Archbishop Sheen for miracle for Schiavo

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While pro-life supporters nationwide fight for the life of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled to be removed March 18th, New York’s Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are staging a different kind of campaign.

St. Louis Polish community seeks new home

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Members of St. Louis’ Polish community are looking forward toward a new parish home following a year-long dispute between the Archdiocese and St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Parish in north St. Louis.

Economist to debate morality of market economy

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The morality of current economic policy and business will be the focus of a lecture March 12 at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.

Church in France wins ban of Last Supper ad

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A French judge ruled yesterday that an ad campaign based on Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper is offensive to Catholics and ordered the ads removed.

Pro-life groups slam Argentina for abstaining from vote on human cloning

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several pro-life groups in Argentina called the country’s abstention from the UN vote on human cloning “an embarrassment.”

Spanish Archbishop calls for action in response to “absurd” social transformation

Mar 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, is calling on the Spanish to avoid becoming “silent spectators” in the wake of the current changes and transformation taking place in the society of the third millennium and to not allow “history to steer us toward the absurd and to suffering.”

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