Archive of February 24, 2008

Pope Benedict provides “new public grammar” for reform of Islam, says George Weigel

Feb 24, 2008 - 03:18 pm .- George Weigel, Catholic thinker and biographer of Pope John Paul II, delivered a lecture on Thursday on religion and world politics in which he argued that Pope Benedict XVI has provided a unique model for global understanding between Christianity, Western secularism and Islam.

God is thirsty for our faith and love, Pope Benedict says

Feb 24, 2008 - 11:44 am .- St. Peter’s Square was filled to overflowing on Sunday as pilgrims awaited Pope Benedict XVI's Sunday Angelus. Before praying the noon-time prayer, the Pope called on all Christians to imitate the Samaritan woman who responds to God’s thirst for her faith and love.

Luxembourg nears passage of euthanasia law

Feb 24, 2008 - 01:12 am .- The Luxembourg parliament has narrowly approved a bill that would legalize euthanasia and allow doctors to help patients commit suicide, Agence France-Presse reports.

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