Archive of March 18, 2004

Pope thanks Neocatechumenal Way for vocation formation

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul this morning welcomed authorities and seminarians of Rome’s “Redemptoris Mater” seminary, and described it as  “a new and meaningful experience, in view of the formation of priests for the new evangelization.” More than 30 “Redemptoris Mater” seminaries, whose students were formed in the Neocatechumenal Way, have been established worldwide.

Actor Jim Caviezel reveals full details of his encounter with the Holy Father

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Peggy Noonan revealed today an exclusive account of the details of what happened on Monday at the Vatican when actor  James Caviezel, who plays Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," met with Pope John Paul II.

Moving testimonies from priests who attended to victims of Madrid bombings

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In response to an urgent call for help from Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela of Madrid, hundreds of priests and religious rushed to the scene of last week’s terrorist attacks in Madrid in order to help and console victims of the bombings.

Jesuit scholar describes dealing with ‘Passion’ controversy as a ‘pilgrimage’

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Fr. William J. Fulco, SJ, who was deeply involved in the production of “The Passion of the Christ”, got a little more than he bargained for when he agreed to translate the script into Aramaic. The film experience became a “real pilgrimage” that affirmed him in his priestly ministry.

Latin America gears up for ‘The Passion’

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Latin America is gearing up for the release of “The Passion of the Christ" in the region this week and ticket sales are well under way.

China holds secret trial for church leaders

Mar 18, 2004 - 12:00 am .- After a secret trial March 16, three Chinese Christians are facing 10 years to life in prison for exposing a government crackdown against Christians to foreign organizations, reported the AFP.

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