Archive of March 28, 2005

Terri finally receives last rites and Communion, supporters to bring fight to DC

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Terri Schiavo was given last rites and Easter communion after an initial opposition from her stranded  husband Michael, while supporters are bringing Terri’s fight to DC.

Pope skips Easter Monday blessing

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousand of Pilgrims at St. Peter Square were disappointed this morning when Pope John Paul failed to appear at his window on Easter Monday.

New South Dakota law acknowledges that abortion ends a ‘whole, unique human life’

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week, South Dakota lawmakers created a roadblock for the abortion industry. A new state law now requires women seeking abortions to sign a waiver acknowledging that the life they are ending is ''a whole, separate, unique, living human being."

Parents fight to keep Catholic instruction in Quebec public schools

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A committee of Christian parents submitted a petition to the Quebec government, with more than 56,000 signatures, in favor of keeping Catholic and Protestant religious instruction in the province’s public schools.

Jean Vanier to receive prestigious Knights award

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Jean Vanier will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus April 2.

Christians question new translation of Bible

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new version of one of the world’s most widely read English-language Bibles has caused a stir among some Christians in the United States.

Picture of Pope made with outlines of Brazlian soldiers

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The work of art is by Polish artist Piot Uklansk, of New York, who traveled to Brazil to photograph thousands of soldiers.  He then used the outlines of each soldier to create a profile of Pope John Paul II. The picture is 31 feet tall and 26 feet wide and was shown in Brazil in March of 2004, during the 26th Biennial Modern Art Exhibit in São Paulo.

Colombian bishops call for peace and reconciliation

Mar 28, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Bishops Conference of Colombia and the National Reconciliation Committee issued a joint statement calling for “transparent dialogue and political negotiations that will allow for the building of a Colombia that is reconciled and at peace.”

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