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Sects in Brazil are increasingly linked to politics

Sep 15, 2004

Bishop Jaime Vieira Rocha of Caico, Brazil, warned this week that sects in the country are redoubling their efforts to... Read more

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Teaching is the most challenging of all professions, says Argentinean Archbishop

Sep 15, 2004

During his weekly television program, “Keys for and a Better World,” Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, said “teaching... Read more

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Bolivian archbishop warns that those who are corrupt do not know God

Sep 15, 2004

Presiding at the Te Deum for the 194th anniversary of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba warned this week... Read more

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Argentinean Bishop: Authentic sex-ed based on freedom and not on selfish pleasure

Sep 14, 2004

Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, criticized this week the false “sexual education” that has begun to be... Read more

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Insensitivity to eternal values is not “modern progress”, warns Mexican Cardinal

Sep 14, 2004

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said during Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral that insensitivity to eternal... Read more

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Dominican Cardinal denounces youth crisis as consequence of broken families

Sep 14, 2004

The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, lamented the growing involvement of young people... Read more

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Dozens of homeless occupy church in downtown Bogota

Sep 14, 2004

Around 80 homeless are occupying a church in downtown Bogota, storming the building after the conclusion of Mass yesterday.  As... Read more

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Salvadoran Archbishop denounced distribution of condoms and contraceptives in schools

Sep 13, 2004

Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle denounced this week the plans by various associations as well as by the Ministry of Health... Read more

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Bishop calls on Cubans to live authentic charity as they celebrate their patroness

Sep 12, 2004

During his traditional radio address on the feast of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, Bishop Emilio Aranguren of... Read more

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Mexican bishops demand hazardous effects of morning after pill be made known

Sep 12, 2004

Several Mexican bishops are demanding government officials inform the public regarding the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill, which... Read more

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Brazilian bishops issue clarification on use of contraception to fight AIDS

Sep 9, 2004

In statements to the Catholic News Agency, the Secretary General of the Bishops Conference of Brazil, Bishop Odilio Scherer, clarified... Read more

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Cubans around the world celebrate Marian feast praying for freedom

Sep 9, 2004

This past Wednesday, September 8, feast of the Birth of Mary, Catholics in Cuba celebrated the feast of their country’s... Read more

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Argentineans urged to be generous in helping the poor

Sep 9, 2004

A committee of the Argentinean Bishops Conference is urging Argentineans to be generous in a special collection that will be... Read more

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Priests not allowed to hold public office, Bolivian bishops reiterate

Sep 8, 2004

Responding to the decision by a local priest to run for the office of mayor, the Secretary of the Bishops... Read more

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Cuban dissident sends message of faith, hope to political prisoners

Sep 8, 2004

In an interview with the Cubanet news agency, noted Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, recently released from prison for... Read more

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Costa Rican-born priest named Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Sep 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II has appointed Costa-Rican born Monsignor Alexander Salazar, Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and pastor... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera says best answer for migrants is not to have to migrate

Sep 6, 2004

In commemoration of Migrant Day this week in Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, said the best way... Read more

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Argentinean Cardinal says social reconciliation begins with God

Sep 5, 2004

During a Mass for the National Eucharistic Congress in Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, called on... Read more

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Bishops of Paraguay denounce morning after pill

Sep 1, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Paraguay denounced this week the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill and the decision by... Read more

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Praise and concern for role of media from Chilean Cardinal

Sep 1, 2004

Speaking at a breakfast for the Press Club of the Pontifical University of Chile, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of... Read more