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  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Eduardo Martínez Somalo to Attilio Nicora

    04/13/2005 2:30:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 12, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 11, 2005 ( Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Eduardo Martínez Somalo, 78 Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church Eduardo Martínez Somalo has been one of the closest aides of John Paul II during his ministry as Supreme Pontiff. He was born March 31, 1927, in Baños de Rio Tobia, Spain. He studied in Rome at the Spanish College and at the Gregorian University, obtaining a licentiate in theology and in canon law. Ordained a priest in March...
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 3 - Sunday 10 April. For the Church of Rome.

    04/12/2005 1:35:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 169+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2005
    Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the clergy of Rome. Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini presides over a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.(AFP/Thomas Coex) Priests take part in Sunday Mass at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City April 10, 2005. Rome's Cardinal Camillo Ruini tried on Sunday to quell mounting speculation about who will succeed Pope John Paul, urging people to contain their curiosity and let God do his work. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama * * * * * PHOTO GALLERY
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.

    04/12/2005 1:27:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 201+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2005
    Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major. U.S. Cardinal Bernard Law (L) gives the host to a young priest during a Mass in the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica April 11, 2005. U.S. victims of child abuse by priests said on Monday the Catholic Church was 'rubbing salt in an open wound' by allowing the cardinal they hold responsible to say a memorial mass for the Pope. Cardinal Bernard Law was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over the abuse scandal. He was blamed for allowing priests known to have sexually abused...
  • Moments — Private and Public — With the Pope

    04/12/2005 6:53:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 279+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 10-16, 2005 | FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA
    George Weigel was given unprecedented access to Pope John Paul II while he prepared his biography.But after 1999’s Witness to Hope was on the bookshelves, he found that the Pope had moved him in a far deeper way than merely as the subject of research for a book. He spoke with Father Raymond J. de Souza for the Register.You have spent many years of your professional life reporting on and writing about Pope John Paul II. What has his impact been on you?The impact has been enormous, and on many levels.Intellectually, the Pope offered me a way of thinking about...
  • North Koreans hold Mass for late Pope (2 news reports)

    04/12/2005 1:20:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Asia News ^ | April 11, 2005
    Pyongyang (AsiaNews/Agencies) - A memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II attended by about 100 people has been held in the only Catholic Church in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. South Korean television aired footage of the Mass after being given the green light by the North Korean government. "When I first heard about the Pope passing away I was very surprised, although of course I knew already that he had been sick" said Kim Yong-il, a church official at the Chang Chung Church in Pyongyang. The state media waited until 5 April before finally announcing the death of the pontiff,...
  • A small, sturdy band of 'John Paul priests'(JPII legacy of conservative priests)

    04/11/2005 9:31:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,192+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 8, 2005 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    When the Rev. Jeffrey Njus thinks about why he spends his days encouraging other young adults to pray often and make lifelong commitments, he recalls the man who changed his life in 1993. Father Njus was a tourist with a group of fellow Protestant college students at the Vatican when Pope John Paul II strolled down the aisle and grasped his hand just long enough to create what he remembers as "an encounter with holiness," one that revealed to him "what God wanted to do with my life." Twelve years later, Njus ranks among approximately 17,000 men ordained to the...
  • “The Pope never considered retirement,” says Vatican observer

    04/11/2005 9:22:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 405+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 8, 2005
    Vatican City, Apr. 08, 2005 (CNA) - In an article published in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Vatican analyst Luigi Acattoli pointed out that contrary to media reports, Pope John Paul II never considered resigning.In 2000, Acattoli explains, the Pontiff made important additions to the text he wrote for his will just a few a months after his election during the Spiritual Exercises of 1979.   “As the Jubilee Year progressed,” the Pope wrote, “day by day the 20th century closes behind us and the 21st century opens. According to the plans of Divine Providence I was allowed to live...
  • In Arab Newspapers, "Amazing" Coverage (of Pope's Funeral)

    04/11/2005 6:07:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 945+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 10, 2005
    ROME, VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2005 ( The apostolic nuncio in the Arabian Peninsula described the media coverage of John Paul II's death, in both Arabic and English, as "amazing and beautiful." Archbishop Giuseppe De Andrea, nuncio to Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain and Qatar, and apostolic delegate in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates), told ZENIT that the newspaper headlines were moving: "We Are All Orphans." "The newspapers dedicated the front page, many inside pages and photographs to the Pope," he said. He added that his office received the condolences of the authorities, as well as...
  • Cardinal Marchisano Says Pope Healed Him

    04/11/2005 5:58:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,291+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 10, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2005 ( A cardinal who worked closely with John Paul II says that he was once cured of a serious throat condition after the Pope prayed for him and touched the affected area. Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, revealed details of the incident on Saturday, the second day of the nine days of Masses celebrated for the Holy Father's eternal rest. The Italian cardinal, a friend of Karol Wojtyla's since 1962, spoke of his previously unpublicized healing during the Mass he celebrated in the basilica with Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Pope's personal secretary....
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Stephen Hamao to Michael Kitbunchu

    04/10/2005 11:58:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 10, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 10, 2005 ( This is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Stephen Hamao, 75 President of Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers Stephen Hamao was born on March 9, 1930, in Tokyo. He was ordained a priest Dec. 21, 1957, and holds a degree in canon law. He served as chaplain for the Catholic university students of the Archdiocese of Tokyo. In April 1970 he was ordained auxiliary bishop of Tokyo. In 1979 he was named bishop of the Diocese...
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Audrys Backis to Josip Bozanic

    04/09/2005 1:58:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 493+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 6, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 6, 2005 ( This is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Audrys Juozas Backis, 68 Archbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania Audrys Juozas Backis was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Kaunas, Lithuania. He grew up in France, where his father was a foreign service officer at the Lithuanian Legation, Paris. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Kaunas on March 18, 1961, and holds a licentiate in theology from the Gregorian University and a doctorate in canon law from the Lateran University....
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Geraldo Agnelo to Francis Arinze

    04/09/2005 1:53:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 630+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 5, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 5, 2005 ( Over the coming weeks ZENIT aims to publish short biographical sketches of the cardinals who will have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Geraldo Majella Agnelo, 71 Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil Geraldo Majella Agnelo was born Oct. 19, 1933, in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of São Paulo on June 29, 1957, and holds a doctorate in liturgy from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome. He was director of the philosophical seminary, Aparecida; spiritual director and professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary,...
  • What God Did With This Man (A Life That Changed the World)

    04/08/2005 3:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 443+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 10 - 16, 2005
    It’s easy, with a man like Pope John Paul II, to make a crucial mistake: to make him superhuman. The achievements in his life seem great and effortless, both at once.Coming into the Church in the middle of a crisis of faith, he said "Open the doors to Christ," and many of us — eventually — did, as his prodding reached down to us, through the Church.He wasn’t the great condemner many wanted him to be. Instead, he searched for the distorted truth at that core of modern errors, and recovered it. He answered Marxism and Madison Avenue with the...
  • "A Latin American moment" may bring in next pontiff

    04/07/2005 6:20:29 PM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 13 replies · 745+ views
    CFP ^ | March 7, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Where is the prince of darkness lurking as the body of Pope John Paul II lies in state? Plotting in the background, fomenting for the revolution called liberation theology and looking for cardinal candidates most apt to take up Satan’s never ending work. The prince of darkness would be paving the way for a pope from the same "super force" that the late scholar, Vatican insider and best-selling author Fr. Malachi Martin warned us about. "Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness...
  • ( LIVE THREAD ) Solemn Funeral Rites for Pope John Paul II (Resource Materials for those watching)

    04/07/2005 4:12:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 1,039 replies · 28,679+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 7, 2005
    Deposition, Funeral and Burial Rites of Pope John Paul II Deposition of the Body of the Roman Pontiff in the Coffin Before the Funeral Mass the body will be deposited in a coffin of Cyprus wood. It will the be closed in the presence of the Cardinal Camerlengo, the heads of each Order of Cardinals (Cardinal Bishops, Cardinal Priest, Cardinal Deacons), the Cardinal Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, the Cardinal Secretary of State, the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, the Prefect of the Pontifical Household, the Almoner of the Supreme Pontiff, the Vice-Camerlengo,...
  • Waiting to see the pope's body takes patience, endurance

    04/07/2005 11:32:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 620+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 6, 2005 | Patricia Montemurri
    ROME - Feet hurt but spines were stiff Wednesday in the thick, snaking line that dissected Vatican City and oozed into the streets of Rome. Rome's never seen anything like this crowd of people determined to go the last mile-and-a-half to pay their final respects to Pope John Paul II, even if might take 12 to 24 hours to trudge into St. Peter's Basilica. The line inched across the Vittorio Emanuele II bridge and west past the Umberto I Bridge. On any other day, this path to St. Peter's Basilica would be a 20- to 25-minute stroll. On Wednesday, it...
  • St Peter's reopens Pope viewing

    04/07/2005 8:22:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 427+ views
    Nine ^ | April 7, 2005
    <p>Pilgrims resumed viewing the body of Pope John Paul II after the doors of St Peter's Basilica were reopened before dawn - the last day that the beloved pontiff would be on display.</p> <p>The basilica reopened at around 4:20am (1220 AEST), about 40 minutes ahead of schedule, as hundreds of thousands were waiting in a kilometers-long line snaking down a wide boulevard and alleyways around the Vatican.</p>
  • "The Pope of the Jews" - Interview With Rabbi J. Bemporad

    04/07/2005 1:48:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 499+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 6, 2005
    Interview With Rabbi J. Bemporad, Director of Center for Interreligious Understanding SECAUCUS, New Jersey, APRIL 6, 2005 ( For Rabbi Jacques Bemporad, "Pope JP II is indeed the pope of the Jews." The director of the Center for Interreligious Understanding, a Holocaust refugee from Italy, has been at the center of many talks aimed at improving Jewish-Christian relations. In 1992, Bemporad worked with Cardinal Johannes Willebrands and Cardinal Edward Cassidy to help secure full diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the state of Israel. In 1999, he delivered an address at the Vatican's Conference on Interreligious Relations before an audience...
  • The pope, an unforgettable personality for Christians and Muslims in Pakistan

    04/05/2005 4:53:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 401+ views
    Asia News ^ | April 5, 2005
    Faisalabad (AsiaNews) – Muslims in Pakistan will not soon forget John Paul II’s contribution to humanity. Indeed, messages of condolences to the local Catholic community are pouring in from around this predominantly-Muslim country that the Pontiff visited in 1981.President Pervez Musharraf praised the Pontiff for his role in promoting peace in the world, inter-religious harmony and understanding among peoples.Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz for his part said that the service John Paul II rendered to humanity “will be remembered for a long time to come”.From London, Altaf Hussain, leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan’s third most important political party, expressed...
  • A million pay tribute to pope (and it's only Tuesday), Vatican says he left testament

    04/05/2005 1:22:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,130+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 5, 2005
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Close to a million mourners have paid their last respects in front of the body of Pope John Paul II, the Vatican said, as it issued more details of his funeral and said he had left a final testament. A sea of humanity flooded streets around the Vatican, long lines snaking in the sun from the banks of the Tiber river causing waiting times to rise to up to seven hours, according to some pilgrims. But despite the queues and the mere seconds allowed to each mourner passing the body lying in state in Saint Peter's...