Archive of March 25, 2005

Cardinal Ratzinger's 'Way of the Cross' to probe Eucharistic mystery in today's life

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Popes’s Vicar to the City of rome, will replace the Holy Father at  leading throngs of faithful gathered at Rome's Collosium, the once site of massive Christian persecution, now the site of today's 'Way of the Cross' remembrance.

Over 150,000 Americans to become Catholic this Easter

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- One year before, she would have kept walking. But last fall, when 22-year old Dixie Ross saw the table advertising Catholic Bible studies in the University of Colorado Student Union, something made her stop.

Peruvian bishop prays to Our Lord of the Miracles for Terri Schiavo

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During an emotional reflection on the last seven words of Christ this Good Friday, Auxiliary Bishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Lima, Peru, offered prayers before the image of Our Lord of the Miracles—the most popular devotion in Peru—for Terri Schiavo, who has been without food or water for seven days.

Pope's suffering teaches 'message of the cross,' says papal biographer

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the twilight of his pontificate, marked by suffering and physical weakness, Pope John Paul II is challenging the world with the message of the cross, said papal biographer George Weigel in a comment published Tuesday in the Washington Post.

Pro-life groups, Christian community banding together for Schiavo

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Since last Friday, brain damaged Terri Schiavo has been without food and water following a court order at the request of her husband Michael, to have the feeding tube, which has fed and hydrated her for the last 15 years, removed.

Eucharist only hope for a world that mocks God, says Pontifical preacher

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of the Lord's Passion, the Preacher of the Papal Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa recalled that the Eucharist, fruit of the Lord's Passion, is the only hope for a world that mocks God.

In emotional message Pope offers sufferings for the Church

Mar 25, 2005 - 12:00 am .- At the beginning of the traditional Good Friday Way of the Cross, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, read an emotional message  from Pope John Paul II in which the Pope, who continues to recover from his  throat surgery, notes:  "Brother and Sisters, I am with you spiritually at the  Coliseum, a place that evokes so many memories and emotions in me, to carry out  the evocative rite of the Stations of the Cross this Good Friday evening."

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