Archive of March 14, 2005

Pope speaks for first time since surgery; returns to Vatican

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Shortly before returning to the Vatican Sunday, Pope John Paul II spoke publicly for the first time since his tracheotomy surgery nearly two and a half weeks ago.

Removing Terri’s tube is ‘direct euthanasia,’ says Vatican official

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The removal of Terri Schindler Schiavo’s feeding tube would be “direct euthanasia,” a Vatican official said last week.

Gibson speaks out on behalf of Schiavo

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Last week moviemaker and creator of the film, The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson spoke out on behalf of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, scheduled to be taken off her feeding tube this week.

Pope thanks media for connecting him with world

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In his reflections for Sunday’s weekly Angelus prayer, Pope John Paul II thanked the media for their efforts to connect him with faithful around the globe during his recent health trials.

Pope expresses urgency for confession, purity in receiving Eucharist

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message made public Saturday by the Vatican, the Pope expressed the urgency of the call to conversion and need to confess one’s sins.

Vatican calls on U.N. to end Darfur refugee crisis

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a March 10th speech to the United Nations, Vatican representative, Msgr. Fortunatus Nwachukwu, called the refugee situation in Africa a “deep scar on the human family” and called on the International body to act quickly to “alleviate their suffering and to protect their rights."

Recent poll shows strongest opposition to Roe v. Wade in years

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Recent poll results indicate the strongest opposition to Roe v. Wade in years.

Thousands expected at First Catholic Summit

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Ten thousand people are expected to attend the First Catholic Summit in Washington, D.C., Palm Sunday weekend.

Exhibit addresses religious clothing ban

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new multimedia exhibit seeks to explore and encourage discussion on the issue of state-sanctioned bans of religious clothing and symbols.

Study suggests women requesting abortions should be screened for abuse

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Women undergoing a second or subsequent abortion are more likely to have experienced physical or sexual abuse, says a recent study published in the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

‘Intensify your apostolic drive’, Pope tells Marian congregation

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a letter made public Saturday, Pope John Paul praised and challenged members of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception to redouble their efforts in spreading the love of the Eucharist and Mary to the world.

“Terrorism will never have the last word,” says Spanish Cardinal on anniversary of Madrid bombings

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before a large assembly of the faithful, civil and military authorities, and family members of victims gathered at the Archdiocesan cathedral to commemorate the first anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, said, “Terrorism will never have the last word,” and he exhorted all to “overcome evil with good.”

Advertiser uses picture of Sacred Heart to promote use of condoms

Mar 14, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Spanish advertising designer has launched an ad campaign promoting the use of condoms in AIDS prevention, employing an image of the Jesus holding a condom in his left hand instead of the Sacred Heart.

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