Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday morning, a visibly joyful Pope Benedict XVI met with thousands of his German countrymen telling them that although he is now the Bishop of Rome, he would always be “a Bavarian” at heart.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his homily yesterday evening at the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his desire to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor John Paul II who made the missionary mandate of the Church a cornerstone of his pontificate.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Unlike the stern image portrayed in the media of Pope Benedict XVI in the days following his election, the German-born pontiff demonstrated a very different portrait of himself during a meeting with his fellow countrymen Monday.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s schedule was packed with meetings Monday, the first day after his inauguration. He began his busy day with the many Christian and Muslim leaders, who had attended the inaugural mass Sunday.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Amid concerns that the new Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is out of touch with the modern Church, especially its youth, one university is welcoming the new pontiff with open arms.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In addition to visiting Germany in August for the 2005 World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI may also travel to the Polish city of Krakow and the Fatima Shrine in Portugal.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass offered for the beginning of the pontificate of Benedict XVI at the Basilica of Guadalupe, Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia and vice president of the Mexican Bishops Conference said the quick election of the Holy Father was a clear manifestation “of the will of God for His Church.”
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said this week many of the attacks and criticisms against the new Pontiff are due to fear in some circles of the mass support for John Paul II and Benedict XVI evident during recent weeks.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Senator Hillary Clinton has declined to meet with a coalition of pro-life organizations for the last two months.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Sean O'Malley of Boston launched the annual Catholic Appeal yesterday. The goal is $12 million and the archbishop is optimistic that the Catholics of Boston will come through. The campaign funds more than 80 programs in the local Church.
Apr 26, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A very large number of Catholic physicians morally support several medical and ethical issues, which are contrary to Church teaching and which have been the source of debate in the United States, says a new study released last week.