Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the last novendiali Mass for the repose of the soul of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, Proto-deacon of the College of Cardinals and Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said the heart of Pope John Paul II was like the Heart of Jesus.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Prior to entering the House of St. Martha yesterday, several cardinals told the faithful that they did not know—and had not discussed—who the next Pope will be.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The sale of a Eucharistic host allegedly consecrated by Pope John Paul II on the on-line auction site, E-bay, reportedly did not go through.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The University of Notre Dame will confer an honorary doctorate to Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, during its commencement ceremony May 15, reported the South Bend Tribune.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Friends and family of Terri Schiavo gathered for a memorial mass for the 41-year-old woman who died two weeks ago after her feeding tube was removed. The mass was held at her childhood parish church in Philadelphia, where she also married Michael Schiavo in 1984.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A lawsuit has been filed in an effort to protect a pharmacist’s right to continue to carry out his profession consistent with his Christian beliefs.
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Just hours before cardinals from around the world made their solemn procession to the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave, which will elect a new pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger warned cardinals not to be 'tossed with every wind of doctrine.'
Apr 18, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It was 20:05 in Rome when black smoke rose from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke indicates that though there was a first vote, none of the cardinals reached the two-thirds majority needed to elect a new Pope.