Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Shortly before returning to the Vatican Sunday, Pope John Paul II spoke publicly for the first time since his tracheotomy surgery nearly two and a half weeks ago.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The removal of Terri Schindler Schiavo’s feeding tube would be “direct euthanasia,” a Vatican official said last week.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week moviemaker and creator of the film, The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson spoke out on behalf of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, scheduled to be taken off her feeding tube this week.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his reflections for Sunday’s weekly Angelus prayer, Pope John Paul II thanked the media for their efforts to connect him with faithful around the globe during his recent health trials.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public Saturday by the Vatican, the Pope expressed the urgency of the call to conversion and need to confess one’s sins.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a March 10th speech to the United Nations, Vatican representative, Msgr. Fortunatus Nwachukwu, called the refugee situation in Africa a “deep scar on the human family” and called on the International body to act quickly to “alleviate their suffering and to protect their rights."
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Recent poll results indicate the strongest opposition to Roe v. Wade in years.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Ten thousand people are expected to attend the First Catholic Summit in Washington, D.C., Palm Sunday weekend.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new multimedia exhibit seeks to explore and encourage discussion on the issue of state-sanctioned bans of religious clothing and symbols.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Women undergoing a second or subsequent abortion are more likely to have experienced physical or sexual abuse, says a recent study published in the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter made public Saturday, Pope John Paul praised and challenged members of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception to redouble their efforts in spreading the love of the Eucharist and Mary to the world.
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before a large assembly of the faithful, civil and military authorities, and family members of victims gathered at the Archdiocesan cathedral to commemorate the first anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, said, “Terrorism will never have the last word,” and he exhorted all to “overcome evil with good.”
Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Spanish advertising designer has launched an ad campaign promoting the use of condoms in AIDS prevention, employing an image of the Jesus holding a condom in his left hand instead of the Sacred Heart.