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April 8, 2005
"What is your opinion of Pope John Paul II? What do you think he meant to this world? The papacy of Pope John Paul II will always be remembered by the Jewish community as one of warm relations and positive change. He was the one pope in the last 40 years to move the initial revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations -- set in motion by Pope John XXIII at the Second Vatican Council -- into high gear. He was the first pope ever to visit a synagogue, to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial concert in the Vatican, to establish full relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel and to make an official visit to Israel.
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By Jane Napier Neely | April 8, 2005
Across the world people are remembering the remarkable life of Pope John Paul II, who died last Saturday. He was elected Pope in 1978, succeeding Pope John Paul I. Millions of people, from all faiths, are flocking to Rome to say their final farewells as his body lies in repose at St. Peter's Basilica. International heads of state are coalescing for the funeral mass to be held at 10 a.m., Rome time, this Friday, April 8. The funeral will be held at St. Peter's Basilica, where Pope John Paul II will also be entombed.
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By Jennifer Berry | April 21, 2005
Students at St. Francis High School erupted into spontaneous applause at a previously planned Tuesday morning assembly when they learned a new pope had been elected. "We've all been very excited about the whole process. It's an exciting time to live through," said Dorothy Holm, faith formation director for St. Bede the Venerable parish in La Cañada Flintridge, which includes St. Francis. A conclave of cardinals from around the world elected the new pope Tuesday morning, signaling the two-thirds majority vote with puffs of white smoke emanating from a chimney of the Sistine Chapel and bells ringing throughout Vatican City.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many pilgrims spent the night on the streets of Rome to be able to be present for this solemn event. It was, as are most Vatican celebrations, a gathering of diverse people from many countries, backgrounds and religions. It was a once-in-a-lifetime beautiful and memorable ceremony for those who chose to observe this on Eternal Word Television Network.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 26, 2009
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, my generation will get a chance, for the first time, to look back on the first 10 years of a new century. The last time this happened to a generation, television hadn?t been invented. At my 10-year high school reunion in November, we couldn?t help but talk about what we didn?t have in terms of technology. In the late 1990s, there was no so such thing as social networking. Dial-up was the norm, as was listening to streaming audio on Real Player and using Netscape Navigator to surf the Internet.
NEWS
April 11, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Hundreds of parishioners remembered Pope John Paul II as an amazing man who made an impact on the entire world during a mass dedicated to him Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The pontiff was laid to rest Friday in a simple cypress coffin in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral mass attended by millions and seen by hundreds of millions more via television. Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, served as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the past 26 years.
NEWS
April 5, 2005
Jackson Bell When Zbigniew and Izabella Wardas met Pope John Paul II face-to-face, they spent only a few fleeting moments with the pope. But those quick encounters -- in which they kissed the pope's ring and received his blessings -- felt to the Glendale couple as if they lasted for hours. "It was brief moment, but he has the ability to make you feel like you've known him forever and that he also cares for you," Zbigniew Wardas said. "He has an extraordinary personality that left us feeling optimistic and elated."
NEWS
April 4, 2005
Mark R. Madler and Darleene Barrientos During television coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II, Glendale resident Raymond Loftus said he was reminded of a quote attributed to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. "The Pope? How many divisions has he got," Stalin said in reference to the head of the Roman Catholic Church. To Loftus, a parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church, John Paul's lasting contribution was that the spiritual strength he preached could overcome the military strength preferred by the Stalins of the world.
NEWS
April 4, 2005
Darleene Barrientos As he watched the friends and family of a newly baptized boy file out of Holy Family Catholic Church Saturday, Father Arthur J. Lirette fondly remembered the day Pope John Paul II was elected. Pastor Emeritus Lirette, 80, was in Rome to see the white smoke rise into the sky, signaling that a new pope had been selected. "Everybody cheered, but we had no idea who was elected," Lirette said with a laugh. John Paul II, born Karol Joseph Wajtyla, a world leader and the first non-Italian to be elected to the position in 455 years, died late Saturday in his Vatican apartment.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | March 12, 2008
Glendale resident Helen Yuen has traveled to 52 countries, learned several languages and met Pope John Paul II twice. It was those visits — with the former pope — During the pope’s visit to New York , Yuen, a devout Catholic, wrote and presented a speech in Chinese welcoming him. She met him again in St. Louis. But meeting the pontiff was just one of the momentous occasions of her life. When she went to New York in the early 1960s, Yuen got involved in politics.
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April 29, 2014
On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many pilgrims spent the night on the streets of Rome to be able to be present for this solemn event. It was, as are most Vatican celebrations, a gathering of diverse people from many countries, backgrounds and religions. It was a once-in-a-lifetime beautiful and memorable ceremony for those who chose to observe this on Eternal Word Television Network.
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January 23, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome?s Central Synagogue on Sunday, but his visit was not without controversy. Benedict is being criticized for his moves to push World War II Pope Pius XII toward sainthood. According to an AP story published last week, some Jews and historians have accused Pius of ?not doing enough to stop the Holocaust.? Given what you may know about Pius XII, do you believe the criticism Benedict faces is justified? ? As we try to evaluate people?s conduct during a horrible situation like the Holocaust, it?
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 26, 2009
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, my generation will get a chance, for the first time, to look back on the first 10 years of a new century. The last time this happened to a generation, television hadn?t been invented. At my 10-year high school reunion in November, we couldn?t help but talk about what we didn?t have in terms of technology. In the late 1990s, there was no so such thing as social networking. Dial-up was the norm, as was listening to streaming audio on Real Player and using Netscape Navigator to surf the Internet.
FEATURES
October 21, 2008
Rockhaven’s future isn’t etched in stone A recent letter critical of the city of Glendale’s purchase of Rockhaven (“Rockhaven was not good use of funds,” Mailbag, Friday) states that “buying property for an unknown use isn’t wise.” It’s been my understanding that, from the beginning, Rockhaven was viewed as an excellent site for a new community library, especially because the Glendale Fire Station needs to expand and the location of the current Montrose library prevents that expansion.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | March 12, 2008
Glendale resident Helen Yuen has traveled to 52 countries, learned several languages and met Pope John Paul II twice. It was those visits — with the former pope — During the pope’s visit to New York , Yuen, a devout Catholic, wrote and presented a speech in Chinese welcoming him. She met him again in St. Louis. But meeting the pontiff was just one of the momentous occasions of her life. When she went to New York in the early 1960s, Yuen got involved in politics.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | August 27, 2005
When Pope Benedict XVI made his first foreign trip as pontiff last week, representatives from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church were present. It was early on a Thursday morning, and group chaperon Bernadette Chavis had spread out a blanket just feet from a narrow street where the pope would soon be. About 60 St. John congregants, many of whom were youth, joined Chavis and peered over each other's shoulders as the pontiff arrived. "When he came around that corner and he turned to us and waved, everyone's eyes lighted up," said Chavis, a Costa Mesa resident who went on the trip with her two daughters.
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By Jennifer Berry | April 21, 2005
Students at St. Francis High School erupted into spontaneous applause at a previously planned Tuesday morning assembly when they learned a new pope had been elected. "We've all been very excited about the whole process. It's an exciting time to live through," said Dorothy Holm, faith formation director for St. Bede the Venerable parish in La Cañada Flintridge, which includes St. Francis. A conclave of cardinals from around the world elected the new pope Tuesday morning, signaling the two-thirds majority vote with puffs of white smoke emanating from a chimney of the Sistine Chapel and bells ringing throughout Vatican City.
NEWS
April 20, 2005
Darleene Barrientos A black bunting of mourning was replaced with bright white and yellow banners over the entrance of Holy Family Catholic Church, where parishioners celebrated the election of a new pope Tuesday. Before a cheering throng waving and chanting in St. Peter's Square Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 78, of Germany introduced himself to the world as Pope Benedict XVI, calling himself a "simple, humble worker." Having a new pope was a relief to Catholics in Glendale, Burbank and the foothills, some of whom had described themselves as "orphans" since Pope John Paul II had died April 2. "I'm delighted.
NEWS
April 11, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Hundreds of parishioners remembered Pope John Paul II as an amazing man who made an impact on the entire world during a mass dedicated to him Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The pontiff was laid to rest Friday in a simple cypress coffin in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral mass attended by millions and seen by hundreds of millions more via television. Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, served as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the past 26 years.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
"What is your opinion of Pope John Paul II? What do you think he meant to this world? The papacy of Pope John Paul II will always be remembered by the Jewish community as one of warm relations and positive change. He was the one pope in the last 40 years to move the initial revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations -- set in motion by Pope John XXIII at the Second Vatican Council -- into high gear. He was the first pope ever to visit a synagogue, to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial concert in the Vatican, to establish full relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel and to make an official visit to Israel.
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