Archive of February 24, 2005

Pope readmitted to hospital; Vatican cites flu-relapse

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced this morning that Pope John Paul II has been readmitted to Gemelli hospital with a relapse of the flu, which sent him to the hospital for ten days on February 1st.

Cardinal announces five to be canonized

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, by request of the Pope this morning, presided at the Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of five Blesseds in a ceremony held this morning in the Vatican.

Schiavo case given renewed hope

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Florida judge yesterday, gave 41-year old brain damaged Terri Schiavo until at least Friday before her husband will be able to remove her feeding tube and effectively end her life.

US Senators buoyed by UN ban on cloning

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- United States Senators this week were encouraged by a United Nations declaration, calling on all nations to ban all forms of human cloning. A report in the latest issue of Culture & Cosmos says some insiders see the declaration as a positive step in the effort to pass a total ban on cloning in the United States.

“Memory and Identity”: The Pope proves himself an “exceptional European”

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Referring to the new book by Pope John Paul II, “Memory and Identity,” Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco of Madrid said this week the Pontiff proves himself an “exceptional European in his reflections and memories”.

Discussions to save Anglican Communion still under way

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Efforts to save the worldwide Anglican Communion from schism are still under way as Anglican primates continue with their five-day meeting in Northern Ireland this week.

Bishops urged to take action, uphold Church teaching in Terri Schiavo case

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The American Life League is urging Catholics bishops to take up the fight to save Terri Schiavo’s life. The Florida woman, who has been severely physically and mentally disabled for the last 13 years, is being kept alive by tube feedings.

Holy See praises UN delegations which support ‘distributive justice’

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Tuesday, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the 59th General Assembly on behalf of the Catholic Church.

Augustine Institute to open in Denver

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- For years, Tim Gray has been dreaming of a theological institute in Denver that would blend solid theology with practical evangelization tools. Next fall, that dream will become reality as the Augustine Institute opens its doors for lay people seeking to spread the Gospel more effectively.

Catholic population dispersed by Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Franciscan Superior of the Province of Bosna Srebrena, Father Mijo Dzolan, warned that the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina has led to the dispertion of the population in general, and the Catholic population in particular.  “Before the conflict there were around one million Catholics. Now there are only 500,000,” he said.

Colorado couple teaching young children to fall in love with prayer

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It’s teaching three-year olds to pray the rosary. Two-year olds are surprising their parents by reciting the sign of the cross in Spanish. Parents nationwide are singing the praises of a new tool for teaching prayer to the very young.

Pope resting after tracheotomy surgery

Feb 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Vatican Press Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed a short time ago that doctors at Rome’s Gemelli hospital have successfully performed a tracheotomy on Pope John Paul II.

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