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Holy See encourages spread of Social Christian thought in Cuba

Nov 18, 2004

In a message sent to Bishop Juan Garcia Rodriguez, President of the National Committee for Justice and Peace of the... Read more

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Church calls for respect for culture of Argentineans in controversial sex-ed program

Nov 18, 2004

The Vicar of Education for the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Father Juan Alberto Torrella, took part in a meeting at... Read more

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Proposed legislation threatens defense of life in Venezuela

Nov 18, 2004

The Venezuelan organization Volunteers for Life is launching a major effort to challenge two proposed laws that promote the decriminalization... Read more

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Archbishop says Gospel offers complete "cure" for stress

Nov 16, 2004

The Archbishop of Durando, Mexico, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, warned Mexicans this week that people who suffer from illnesses due to... Read more

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Condemnation of offensive portrayal of Virgin Mary on Argentinean television

Nov 16, 2004

The Foundation Argentina for Tomorrow denounced an offense committed against the Virgin Mary on a television program in which the... Read more

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Solution to moral crisis only found in conversion, Argentinean bishops say

Nov 15, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Argentina published a letter this week in which they said only “a long process of conversion”... Read more

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Lack of jobs an attack on human dignity, says Peruvian Cardinal

Nov 15, 2004

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima, said this week “the lack of work is not an economic or political... Read more

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Doctors support Church’s call for removal of abortion pill from Ecuador

Nov 14, 2004

The Medical Federation of Ecuador has joined the Catholic Church in denouncing the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill... Read more

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Mexican bishops: building of casinos not “panacea” for development

Nov 14, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Mexico warned this week that approval of a new law on casinos is not the path... Read more

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Mexican bishops call for better treatment of immigrants

Nov 11, 2004

On the second day of its Fall General Assembly, the Bishops Conference of Mexico encouraged the country’s government to work... Read more

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Archbishop tells Argentineans no excuse for attacks on life

Nov 11, 2004

Addressing issues of human life and the family, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, said this week, “Respect for life... Read more

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Ecuadorian Bishops demand abortion pill be withdrawn from country

Nov 10, 2004

The Secretary General of the Bishops Conference of Ecuador, Bishop Jose Vicente Eguiguren, called for the protection of life from... Read more

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Cardinal calls on Chileans to have courage to face painful history

Nov 10, 2004

The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Errazuriz, encouraged Chileans this week to calmly accept and face the painful conclusions of... Read more

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Bishop in Venezuela says government support needed for Church schools

Nov 10, 2004

Bishop Mario Moronta of Los Teques, Venezuela, said this week the Church in that country is able to continue operating... Read more

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Religious freedom is not an excuse for slumbering faith

Nov 9, 2004

The Archbishop of Durango, Mexico, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, reminded the faithful this week that the religious freedom that has been... Read more

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Bishops call for day of prayer for peace

Nov 9, 2004

The Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic has called for a day of prayer to be held November 21 for... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera: Resurrection of Christ makes Christians free

Nov 8, 2004

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, reminded believers this week that the resurrection of Christ “drives Christians to... Read more

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Violence and force to achieve victory is no triumph, says Catholic magazine

Nov 8, 2004

The latest edition of the official Catholic magazine of the Archdiocese of Havana, “Palabra Nueva,” called on Cubans to banish... Read more

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Cardinal Cipriani calls on Peruvians “to learn” to draw close to the mystery of the Eucharist

Nov 8, 2004

The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, called on all Peruvians this week to learn to draw close to... Read more

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Bolivian Cardinal calls on candidates to defend human dignity

Nov 8, 2004

The president of the Bishops Conference of Bolivia and Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Cardinal Julio Terrazas, called on candidates for... Read more