Archive of March 29, 2005

Pope to have mountain named for him

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II will have a mountain in central Italy named for him on his 85th birthday, May 18, the BBC reported Thursday.

Catholic League connects ideology supporting Terri's death with Nazism

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While Terri Schiavo struggles in her last days of life in a Florida hospice, some commentators in the press have already declared the 41-year-old woman dead. This is “obscene,” said Catholic League president William Donohue, likening the ideology that is supporting Schiavo’s death to Nazism.

Fargo Bishop says Jesus' words 'I thirst' echo struggle to save Terri Schiavo

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- As the Christian world focused its attention on the passion and crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota used his homily that day to speak out against the court-ordered starvation of 41-year old Terri Schiavo.

3000 expected for Life Teen anniversary

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Memorial Day weekend this year, nearly 3000 teens and supporters will gather in Anaheim, California to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the international youth ministry, Life Teen.

Catholic teachers honored in Chicago with cash award

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The staff of a Catholic grade school were recognized for excellence in teaching with the 2005 Cardinal’s Award for Teacher Achievement.

British cardinal links abortion with Nazi eugenics

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Britain’s top Catholic cleric has said the country’s policy on abortion is similar to Nazi Germany's eugenics experiments and killings, reported The Independent.

Vatican observer reveals growth of “invisible Christians” in Holy Land

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In an article published Tuesday, Vatican observer Sandro Magister points out a relatively unknown but very important phenomenon for the survival of Christianity in the Holy Land: the arrival of the “invisible” Christians.

Quebec students stage mock crucifixion on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Some Quebec university students staged a mock crucifixion on Good Friday to protest the government's decision to cut $103 million from student bursaries, reported the Canadian Press.

Archbishop calls on Costa Ricans to abandon “cafeteria Christianity” and defend life

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Urena of San Jose, Costa Rica, told Costa Ricans in his Easter message to embrace the faith without conditions or short-cuts and to defend the life of the unborn against efforts to legalize abortion.

Spanish bishops to launch new pro-life campaign

Mar 29, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae on April 4, the Bishops Conference of Spain announced it would launch a new pro-life campaign under the theme “All of us were embryos.”

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