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Mass celebrated in honor of first Archbishop of Mexico, canonization likely

Jun 15, 2004

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico, celebrated Mass yesterday in honor of the opening of the cause of canonization... Read more

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Peruvian bishops: Morning after pill ends a human life

Jun 15, 2004

The Secretary General of the Peruvian Bishops Conference, Bishop Juan Jose Larrañeta, dismissed comments by Minister of Health Pilar Mazzetti... Read more

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Archbishops says Venezuelan Catholics should consider themselves “privileged” for having faith

Jun 14, 2004

Archbishop Jorge Urosa of Valencia, Venezuela, told Catholics this past weekend they should value their faith and consider themselves “privileged”... Read more

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Mankind and society have a need for God, Archbishop tells Bolivians

Jun 14, 2004

During the celebration of Corpus Christi in Bolivia, Archbishop Edmundo Abastoflor of La Paz told President Carlos Mesa, local leaders... Read more

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Archbishop of Monterrey builds homes for Central American migrants

Jun 10, 2004

The Archdiocese of Monterrey, Mexico, has begun construction on a housing facility for Central American immigrants who pass through the... Read more

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Archbishop calls on Bolivians to actively participate in referendum

Jun 10, 2004

With a referendum on the commercialization of natural gas just a few days away, Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba, Bolivia,... Read more

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Peruvian congresswoman scolds UN official about support for feminist groups

Jun 9, 2004

A bold Peruvian congresswoman took the occasion of a visit by UN Human Rights official Paul Hunt to scold the... Read more

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Bishop calls on Brazilian priests to stay out of political campaigns

Jun 9, 2004

In a pastoral letter in preparation for upcoming elections in October, Archbishop Eurico dos Santos Veloso of Juiz de Fora,... Read more

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Archbishop calls on new president of El Salvador to respect life and the family

Jun 8, 2004

Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, is calling on the country’s new president, Elias Antonio Saca, to... Read more

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Cuban Catholics call for development that places priority on good of man

Jun 7, 2004

The Lay Diocesan Council of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, published a statement this week denouncing the serious crisis that is... Read more

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Government puts sanctions on hold for Chilean mayors who refuse to distribute abortion pills

Jun 7, 2004

The Health Ministry of Chile has officially put sanctions on hold against mayors who refuse to distribute the controversial morning... Read more

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Cardinal points to role of media in combating of sects in Brazil

Jun 3, 2004

Cardinal Eusebio Scheid of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said this week the media have in important role to play in... Read more

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Bishop supports Chilean Supreme Court decision to deny lesbian judge custody of children

Jun 3, 2004

The Secretary General of the Bishops Conference of Chile, Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial, expressed his support this week for the... Read more

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Catholic Charities of Haiti calling for assistance for flood victims

Jun 2, 2004

Catholic Charities of Haiti has sent a request for funds to the international network of Catholic Charities in order to... Read more

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Media picks up story of mother who saved her baby by performing caesarian section on self

Jun 1, 2004

The Associated Press arrived at the remote village of Rio Talea in the southern mountains of Mexico to confirm a... Read more

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Argentinean bishop says “cafeteria Catholics” not in line with the Church

Jun 1, 2004

Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas, Argentina, said this week that in an age marked by individualism it is common... Read more

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Pope hopes to attend Eucharistic Congress in Mexico, says Cardinal Rivera

May 31, 2004

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City said this Sunday that Pope John Paul II hopes to travel to Mexico... Read more

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Church plays key role in assisting flood victims in Dominican Republic, Haiti

May 31, 2004

Local officials on the island of Hispaniola are complaining about the lack of help from the federal government to assist... Read more

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Archbishop supports conscientious objection against abortion in Puerto Rico

May 30, 2004

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has expressed his support of a law that would allow professional health... Read more

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Cuban bishops worried by US measures to tighten embargo

May 27, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Cuba issued a statement this week expressing their concern about recent measures the US said it... Read more