Archive of March 1, 2005

‘Pope’s condition improving’ says Vatican spokesman

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the Vatican’s Press Office Spokesman told reporters today that, “the Pope is well, and his condition is improving, as I told you yesterday.”

Denver Archbishop calls praise for Oscar winning ‘Million Dollar Baby’ a ‘stretch’

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his column last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver called Clint Eastwood’s ‘Million Dollar Baby’, which took top honors at Sunday’s Oscar awards a compelling story, but one that took a morally dangerous wrong turn.

Vatican spokesperson says Pope’s appearance Sunday was ‘emotional for everyone’

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The unplanned appearance of Pope John Paul II at his hospital window Sunday was a “surprise” and a moment that was “very emotional for everyone,” said Vatican spokesperson Joaquin Navarro Valls.

“Retirement” not part of Pope’s vocabulary, says Cardinal Lozano

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, said this week “the word retirement is not part of the Holy Father’s vocabulary” and that therefore he would continue to lead the Church as long as God wills it.

Women’s group applauds Kansas attorney general for defending victims of child rape

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline for seeking to defend victims of child rape.

Pope’s resiliency Angers Newsweek

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic League president William Donohue says Newsweek should “pull the plug” on columnist Christopher Dickey after he suggested in an article that Pope John Paul II continues to impose his will on the Catholic Church by his “stubborn” will to live.

Facts about Terri Schiavo indicate her life should be saved, says pro-life leader

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Douglas R. Scott, president of Life Decisions International, is calling on all Americans to refrain from being swayed by pro-euthanasia rhetoric in the Terri Schindler Schiavo case and to keep in mind the facts.

Christian ethicist questions integrity of Terri Schiavo’s husband

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Michael Schiavo’s lawyer, George Felos, told the Florida Baptist Witness that his client “deeply loves Terri” and “simply is not gong to walk away from that promise he made to [her] when she said, ‘Honey, don’t keep me alive like that.’”

Vatican seminar explores human rights for prisoners

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This morning, an international study seminar on the human rights of prisoners began at the Vatican.

Government exists to serve the human being, says Archbishop Janusz

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Vatican made public an address given by Archbishop Juliusz Janusz, head of the Holy See delegation to the 14th Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Regional and Local Government.

Pope addresses poor and oppressed in March prayer intention

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today, the Vatican announced Pope John Paul II new general prayer and mission intentions for this month.

US officials in Miami to apologize to Cuban cardinal

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- US officials are expected to present an official apology to Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana, Cuba, after the Vatican voiced concern over the cardinal’s detention by authorities at Miami International Airport.

Nearly 5,000 teens take stand for purity

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- John Ellis and the Christian rock band Tree 63 traveled all the way from South Africa to join nearly 5,000 Colorado area youth who packed the Denver Coliseum for massive youth rally sponsored by the Denver-based Pure by Choice ministry.

Homosexuals have no place in seminaries, says cardinal

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, reaffirmed this week that the Church does not discriminate against homosexual persons but that they do not belong in seminaries.

Mexican archbishop denounces abuse of women as attack on God’s plan

Mar 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City, said this week discrimination and abuse against women are actions contrary to God’s plan and will always be denounced by the Church.

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