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News Digest

Issue of April 26 – May 9, 2009The following items are condensed. For the complete articles, please read the print edition of The Catholic New World. To subscribe, call (312) 534-7777.

News Update

'Testimony' film premieres May 8

The Archdiocese of Chicago and the Order of Malta will present the North American charity premiere of "Testimony," a film based on a book by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz about the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II. The film will be presented in English.

The film screening, with a special guest appearance by Michael York, the film's narrator, will begin at 8 p.m. May 8 at the Copernicus Community and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Tickets for the screening itself are $50 per person. Premier package tickets, at $150, include a prescreening reception, special seating for the film and an after-party.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (800) 300-5892

Leadership program offered

Parish pastoral council members can learn how to be inspired, intouch leaders during a special sixsession, 15-hour leadership training program offered by the archdiocesan Office for Councils.

The program meets from 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays between April 30 and June 3 at the Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave. Free parking is available. Cost is $45 for one person and $25 more for each additional person from a parish.

To register, call (312) 534-8364 or e-mail [email protected].

News Digest

Pope's 2008 U.N. address continues to resonate, inspire, say speakers

Pope Benedict XVI's 20-minute address to the United Nations last year was a densely packed reflection that telegraphed powerful ideas in a cryptic way and continues to resonate, inspire, motivate and challenge those who study it, said speakers at an April 16 symposium in New York.

The symposium to commemorate the first anniversary of the pope's address to the General Assembly was sponsored by the Vatican's U.N. mission and the Path to Peace Foundation.

Vatican orders 'doctrinal assessment' of group representing U.S. nuns

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered a "doctrinal assessment" of the "activities and initiatives" of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Maryland-based association whose members represent about 95 percent of the 67,000 women religious in the United States. Sister Annmarie Sanders, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who is LCWR director of communications, confirmed the investigation in a brief statement released to Catholic News Service April 15.

More than 2,000 see Archbishop Dolan's installation in New York

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York overflowed with people, music, incense and good will for the April 15 installation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as the 10th archbishop of New York.

More than 2,000 guests in the cathedral listened to two church choirs and a brass ensemble and watched on television monitors as Archbishop Dolan, waiting outside on 50th Street, waved, pointed, grinned and called out to many of the 1,000 robed clergy and laity who moved into place ahead of him in the 45-minute opening procession.