Archive of April 5, 2009

Vatican to possibly investigate miracle on eve of the anniversary of former Pope's death

Apr 5, 2009 - 06:53 pm .- Another John Paul II miracle is being investigated by the Vatican after the fourth anniversary of his death. Cardinal Stanislaw Dzisisz, Archbishop of John Paul’s former diocese in Krakow, Poland, has stated that they are investigating a report that a nine-year-old Polish boy was healed after making a pilgrimage to John Paul’s tomb this week.

Thousands of anti-FOCA postcards delivered to Congress

Apr 5, 2009 - 02:37 pm .- On a cool and rainy afternoon last week, Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde visited Virginia’s Democratic Sens. James Webb and Mark Warner to demonstrate Catholic opposition to the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) and any similar legislation.

Transfer of World Youth Day Cross a ‘passing of witness,’ Pope says

Apr 5, 2009 - 10:32 am .- Following Palm Sunday Mass and before praying the Angelus with more than 40,000 faithful in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI greeted representatives from World Youth Day 2011 and discussed the transfer of the World Youth Day Cross from Sydney. Reflecting on the transfer of the cross to its Spanish delegation, he prayed that it be a sign of Christ’s “invincible love.”

Pope Benedict to meet with Prince Charles and Camilla

Apr 5, 2009 - 04:40 am .- The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Rome for their first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and will have a private audience with him later in April, it has been announced.

Ex-president of Argentina asked to receive sacraments before dying

Apr 5, 2009 - 12:27 am .- The radical ex-president of Argentina, Raul Ricardo Alfonsin, who died Monday after a long illness, asked to receive the Sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation before dying, despite the tense relationship his government maintained with the Catholic Church.

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