Archive of March 21, 2005

Congress acts in favor of Schiavo’s life; feeding tube could be reinserted today

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- After four tumultuous days of legal battling and heated debate, congress finally agreed on legislation, which could save the life of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube was removed by court order Friday afternoon.

Pope tells university students to ‘renew art and culture’

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In a message read by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for the Secretariat of State today, the Holy Father told participants of the 38th University Congress (UNIV) to “renew the languages of art and culture.”

Argentinean government withdraws recognition of bishop

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, told reporters this weekend the government of Argentina could be violating religious freedom if it withdraws its recognition of the Bishop of the Military Diocese, Antonio Juan Baseotto.

Pope tells youth to be ‘tireless witnesses to the glorious cross of Christ’

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following yesterday’s Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II made a surprise appearance at the window of his study to wild cheers from those gathered below.

Cardinal Ruini: In the cross, suffering takes on new meaning

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in the name of the Pope, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, told faithful gathered that it is in the cross of Christ, that, “we come into contact with the true face of God.”

US bishops launch campaign against death penalty

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a campaign today to end the use of the death penalty in the United States.

Pro-family groups praise President, Congress for defending Terri’s life

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pro-family organizations are praising President George W. Bush and Congress for passing legislation early Monday, defending the life of Terri Schiavo, a 41-year-old disabled woman whose feeding tube was removed by court order Friday.

US bishops welcome Vatican notification on book by US Jesuit priest

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The United States bishops have welcomed the Vatican’s decision concerning the book “Jesus, Symbol of God,” by Fr. Roger Haight, SJ.  The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a Notification a few months ago that the book has serious doctrinal errors and that the U.S. Jesuit should not teach Catholic theology until he corrects his positions.

Club owner denied funeral rites due to business activity: San Diego diocese

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The chancellor of the Diocese of San Diego says the bishop denied a man a Catholic funeral because his business activities were contrary to Scripture and to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Cuban opposition leader calls on Castro to support democratic reform

Mar 21, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Paya is challenging the government of Fidel Castro to present to the UN Human Rights Commission alternative projects that would facilitate democratic transition in the country.

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