Archive of May 2, 2005

Pope Benedict makes first appearance from study window

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI made his first public appearance at his study window for the weekly recitation of the Regina Coeli prayer, below which, tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered.

Pope Benedict XVI marks one month since death of John Paul II

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the dark day exactly one month ago, when the world learned of the death of John Paul II.

Pope Benedict prays for those persecuted ‘for the sake of faith and justice’

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, the Vatican announced Pope Benedict's first general prayer intention for the world.

‘Focus on the Family’ under fire for homosexuality stance

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday, nearly 1,000 people turned out outside Focus on the Family’s Colorado Springs headquarters to protest the Christian group’s stance on homosexuality. 

Hispanics slowly changing face of Catholic vote

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A story published in Sunday’s edition of the on-line magazine, ‘The Window’, shows that the results of last November’s presidential election were heavily influenced by the U.S.’s growing Hispanic-Catholic vote.

Pro-life leader calls filibusters a 'witch hunt'

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The leader of a national pro-life movement said Americans regard the filibusters as “witch hunt.”

Jews band together to fight anti-Christian prejudice

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A group of prominent Jewish leaders have banded together to fight anti-Christian prejudice in Hollywood, the news media, academia, politics and the courts.

Catholic legislators take stand against physician-assisted suicide

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- California’s physician-assisted suicide bill, the California Compassionate Choice Act (AB 654), passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a one-vote margin April 12. But two Catholic Democratic Assemblywomen have come out against it, reported The Tidings.

Cardinal Cipriani: “Benedict XVI is a gift from John Paul II”

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, told Peruvians this week “Pope Benedict XVI is a gift from John Paul II, we have loved him since even before [his election],” and he said, “We love him now even more because it is easy to see the reflection of John Paul II in him.”

CELAM president: no plans yet for papal trip to Latin America

May 2, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, Archbishop of Santiago and President of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM), said no plans have been made yet for a trip by Pope Benedict XVI to Latin America.

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