Archive of April 30, 2011

Cardinal Levada shares memories of John Paul II’s early days

Apr 30, 2011 - 06:35 pm .- He’s now the head of the most powerful department at the Vatican but the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, was just a young priest when John Paul II was elected Pope.

Court lifts injunction on embryonic stem cell research funding

Apr 30, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- A U.S. court of appeals panel has said the U.S. government can use federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The decision reverses a judge’s injunction last year, but does not end the original legal challenge.

At prayer vigil, new insights into Pope John Paul II’s holiness

Apr 30, 2011 - 04:01 pm .- “I knew he was a saint.”

London doctor makes both Royal Wedding and JP II beatification

Apr 30, 2011 - 02:41 pm .- For many global dignitaries the clash of dates between Pope John Paul II’s beatification in Italy and the Royal Wedding in England created a real diplomatic headache. But not so for Peter Ho, a 30-year-old doctor from London who decided he’d attend both.

Call made for John Paul II to be patron saint of youth

Apr 30, 2011 - 02:19 pm .- Pope John Paul II should be declared a “patron saint of youth.” That’s the opinion of none other than the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins.

‘Abbey’ program promotes camaraderie, service in Nebraska school

Apr 30, 2011 - 01:09 pm .- Cathedral of the Risen Christ grade school in Lincoln, Neb. started a new program for students in grades 6-8 last fall: the abbey program.

Rhode Island music minister to conduct Divine Mercy Mass

Apr 30, 2011 - 08:04 am .- As Catholics throughout the world celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, the extraordinary day will have special significance for one Rhode Island liturgical music minister who will be blessed with the opportunity to see his dreams become a reality.

Cardinal Ruini thankful for every moment with John Paul II

Apr 30, 2011 - 07:23 am .- On the eve of John Paul II’s beatification, one his closest collaborators, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, says he’s still thankful for every moment he spent with the soon-to-be blessed Pope.

Proposal to withhold care from sick babies is unethical, Vatican adviser says

Apr 30, 2011 - 05:03 am .- A proposal to allow premature or sick newborn babies to die even when their life would be deemed worth living by medical staff has been condemned by a leading member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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