Archive of March 23, 2005

Pope makes brief appearance from window

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Despite new reports of failing health and the cancellation of his weekly general audience, Pope John Paul II made a brief appearance at the window of his study this morning to bless pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square below.

Atlanta Court denies reinsertion of Schiavo feeding tube; pro-life groups continue fight

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the latest blow to the parents of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has denied an appeal to reinsert the 41-year old woman’s feeding tube, which has provided her with food and hydration for the last 15 years.

Archbishop Chaput calls Schiavo’s starvation an ‘attack on the sanctity of human life’

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday, in the wake of Florida Federal Judge James Whittemore’s decision not to reinsert brain-damaged Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, which has been absent since Friday, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver added his voice to the fight for Schiavo’s life.

Poll finds American’s morals increasingly influenced by the Pope

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A poll conducted by ABC News recently found that more American Catholics see their moral views influenced by Pope John Paul II than they did two years ago.

Bishops support Fr. Pavone’s idea to found new pro-life religious community

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The pro-life movement will soon have a new ally. Today, Fr. Frank Pavone, head of the group, Priests for Life officially announced that he is founding a new religious community, which will devote itself to the proclamation and spreading of the Gospel of Life.

Bishop’s statement against hiring homosexual teachers stirs controversy

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A new charter for Scotland’s Catholic schools says all teachers must “support and promote the aims, missions, values and ethos of the schools.”

Anglican Church 'broken', says Canadian primate

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Calling a spade a spade, the Anglican primate of Canada said the Anglican Communion is “broken” over the debate on homosexuality and same-sex marriage regardless of whether the Anglican Church of Canada withdraws from an important church council.

Catholic singles gather to discuss chastity

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A comprehensive program at St. Anne’s Church helps single Catholics live chastity and offers services that promote life.

Canadian Archbishop says no need to avoid Da Vinci Code

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code is “a bunch of hot air” and nothing to get worked up about, said Archbishop Thomas Collins of Edmonton last week.

Archbishop calls for UK abortion law review

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a review of Britain’s abortion law, reported

Dominican Republic bishop laments late measures to improve prison conditions

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Nicanor Pena Rodriguez of Higuey, Dominican Republic, expressed sadness this week that it is taken “the deaths of 136 inmates in order for measures to be taken regarding prison conditions in the country.”  He made his comments while celebrating a Mass for the repose of the souls of those prisoners who have died.

Terri's life may be in Gobernor Bush's hands

Mar 23, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A second U.S. court of appeals today denied the replacement of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. The latest decision comes hours after an Atlanta court of appeals denied the same request on behalf of Terri's parents this morning.

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