Archive of April 15, 2005

Vatican official: Latin America ready to give the Church a pope

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Cipriano Calderon Polo, Vice President emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and member of the Congregation for Bishops, said Thursday the Church in Latin America is “mature” and ready to give a Pope to the universal Church.

‘Jesus alone can satisfy man’s hunger for love; thirst for justice’, wrote John Paul II

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Today the Vatican released Pope John Paul II’s message for this year’s annual World Mission Day, which he wrote before his death.

Cardinals continue to discuss state of the Church in the world as conclave approaches

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, 138 cardinals gathered at the Vatican to prepare to select a new pope, met for their eleventh General Congregation of Cardinals.

Spanish journalist: “young people should go to Cologne to pay homage to John Paul II”

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The renowned Spanish journalist Paloma Gomez Borrero, the only female journalist who accompanied the Pope during all 104 of his apostolic trips around the world, said Thursday that young people from all of the continents should attend World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, in August.

Sistine Chapel chimney ready for conclave

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- This Thursday workers at the Vatican finished installing the chimney in the Sistine Chapel that will send the famous black or white smoke into the air, announcing the election of a new Pope or the continuation of voting in the Conclave that will begin on Monday.

Denver women commend governor for veto of emergency contraception bill

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Yesterday at the Colorado State Capitol building, over 40 people turned out at a press conference to show their support for Governor Bill Owens’ decision to veto an emergency contraception bill passed by the state legislature.

New U.S. ambassador named to Vatican

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- President George Bush has named an Oklahoma businessman, Francis Rooney III as the U.S.’ new ambassador to the Vatican.

Marian conference to receive monstrance blessed by John Paul II

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A monstrance, blessed by Pope John Paul II specifically to encourage prayer for vocations, will make a three-day stop at Our Lady of Fatima Conference next month. The will be in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 6-8.

Terri Schiavo attorney calls on court to protect life of elderly woman

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- David Gibbs, lead counsel for the parents of the late Terri Schiavo, has called on a Georgia Probate Court Judge to protect the innocent life of Mae Magouirk, an 81-year-old widow whose feeding tube was removed with court permission.

Funeral held for pre-born baby found in wastewater

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A funeral was held April 11 for a five-month-old fetus found at the county’s wastewater treatment plant last week, reported the Suburban Daily.

Catholic doctors speak against access to morning-after pill without a prescription

Apr 15, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Catholic doctors expressed their position in the ongoing debate on legislation that would require hospitals to offer rape victims the morning-after pill and allow pharmacists to sell the abortifacient drug without a prescription.

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