Archive of March 24, 2005

Cardinal Re thanks Pope for his "serene abandonment to God" and calls for renewal in priesthood

Mar 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Holy Thursday celebrations began today at the Vatican with the Chrism Mass celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. During his homily he thanked Pope John Paul II for his “serene abandonment to God.” 

Supreme Court denies Schiavo appeal to reinsert feeding tube, but fight continues in Florida

Mar 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal on the part of the parents of brain damaged Terri Schiavo to reinsert a feeding tube which would prevent their daughter from starvation, but the battle for her life still continues in Florida.

'I am spiritually with you,' says Pope in Holy Thursday message

Mar 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message that was both poignant and reassuring, Pope John Paul II told the faithful that he was "spiritually present" in the celebrations for Holy Thursday.

Cardinal Lopez Trujillo: Eucharist is oxygen for the Church

Mar 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The celebration and proclamation of the Eucharist and the Pascal Mystery are like oxygen for the whole Church and continually rejuvenate the community of the faithful, said Alfonso Cardinal López Trujillo on Holy Thursday.

Judge won't hear new arguments for Schiavo; pro-life groups begging Gov. Bush to act

Mar 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As options slowly deplete for the family of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, a Florida state judge has now denied a request to hear Governor Jeb Bush's arguments in favor of saving the 41-year old woman's life.

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