Archive of March 22, 2005

Judge rule against reinserting Terri’s feeding tube draws strong criticism

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A federal judge ruled this morning that Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube would not be reinserted.

Terri Schiavo begins her Passion with Holy Week: Orlando bishop

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Thomas Wenski issued a powerful defense of the life of Terri Schiavo this week in a commentary published in the Orlando Sentinel. The 41-year-old disabled Florida woman’s feeding tube was removed March 18 by court order.

Italian press speculates about Pope’s fragile health

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The media in Italy is reporting that Pope John Paul II “is very weak” and that there is “great concern” for his health at the Vatican, despite the statements on Monday by Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls that there was no reason for reporters to be on standby throughout the night.

Vatican calls on bishops to support Christian community in Holy Land with Good Friday collections

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Congregation for Oriental Churches has issued a call to bishops worldwide to support the Christian community in the Holy Land with their Good Friday collections.

Archbishop O'Malley to wash women's feet Holy Thursday

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After angering women during Holy Week last year, Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley decided that he will wash the feet of women and men Holy Thursday, after having consulted with the Vatican, reported the Boston Globe.

Argentinean bishop warns religion is not a private affair

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- “There are many people who were baptized in the Catholic Church and are embarrassed to speak” about Christ in public, warned Bishop Luis Stockler of Quilmes, Argentina this week.  Religion is not a private affair to be covered up, he said.

Cuban dissidents harassed alter attending Palm Sunday celebrations

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello said this week a group of women from the Damas de Blanco (“Women of White”), an organization made of up of wives and mothers of political prisoners, were harassed by individuals connected with the government after participating in the celebrations for Palm Sunday.

Vatican says Schiavo must be kept alive

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican has once again spoken out in favor of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, who has been without food and water since her feeding tube was removed Friday.

Doctor rules out new hospitalization of Pope

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- With heightened rumors in the press about the health of Pope John Paul II, the Pontiff’s medical team on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of another hospitalization of the Pope at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome.

Vatican paper slams Federal court decision in Schiavo case

Mar 22, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Under the headline, “Terri Schiavo: the ‘crime’ of being useless,” the Vatican’s newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published a harsh editorial criticizing the decision by Federal Judge James Whittemore not to order the reinsertion of a feeding tube in the Florida woman, who has been without food or water for over four days.

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