Apr 30, 2011 - 06:35 pm .- He’s now the head of the most powerful department at the Vatican but the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, was just a young priest when John Paul II was elected Pope.
Apr 30, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- A U.S. court of appeals panel has said the U.S. government can use federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The decision reverses a judge’s injunction last year, but does not end the original legal challenge.
Apr 30, 2011 - 04:01 pm .- “I knew he was a saint.”
Apr 30, 2011 - 02:41 pm .- For many global dignitaries the clash of dates between Pope John Paul II’s beatification in Italy and the Royal Wedding in England created a real diplomatic headache. But not so for Peter Ho, a 30-year-old doctor from London who decided he’d attend both.
Apr 30, 2011 - 02:19 pm .- Pope John Paul II should be declared a “patron saint of youth.” That’s the opinion of none other than the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins.
Apr 30, 2011 - 01:09 pm .- Cathedral of the Risen Christ grade school in Lincoln, Neb. started a new program for students in grades 6-8 last fall: the abbey program.
Apr 30, 2011 - 08:04 am .- As Catholics throughout the world celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, the extraordinary day will have special significance for one Rhode Island liturgical music minister who will be blessed with the opportunity to see his dreams become a reality.
Apr 30, 2011 - 07:23 am .- On the eve of John Paul II’s beatification, one his closest collaborators, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, says he’s still thankful for every moment he spent with the soon-to-be blessed Pope.
Apr 30, 2011 - 05:03 am .- A proposal to allow premature or sick newborn babies to die even when their life would be deemed worth living by medical staff has been condemned by a leading member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.