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San Juan Archbishop calls on Puerto Ricans to vote for pro-family candidates

Oct 3, 2004

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is joining Lutheran, Muslim and Protestant leaders in calling for citizens to... Read more

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Proposed law in Argentina recognizes rights of parents in matters of sexual education

Oct 3, 2004

A state representative from Buenos Aires has sponsored a measure before the local parliament that calls for the creation of... Read more

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Argentinean bishop cautions against publicly announcing “miraculous cures”

Sep 30, 2004

In a statement on the public announcing of unconfirmed miraculous healings, Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina, reiterated... Read more

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Bishops comfort victims of school shooting in Argentina

Sep 29, 2004

Archbishop Guillermo Jose Garlatti of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, traveled over 400 miles to meet with Bishop Esteban Laxague of Viedma... Read more

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Bishops of Venezuela call on lawmakers to reject legalization of abortion

Sep 28, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela strongly objected this week to a change in the country’s Penal Code that would legalize... Read more

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Argentinean Archbishop says “sex-ed” programs anything but education

Sep 27, 2004

In his weekly television program, “Keys for a Better World,” Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, denounced “sex-ed” programs... Read more

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Costa Rica President demands UN defend life

Sep 23, 2004

In an eloquent message delivered to the UN General Assembly, the President of Cosa Rica, Abel Pacheco, called on the... Read more

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President of Costa Rica puts forth initiative for international ban on human cloning

Sep 22, 2004

The Costa Rican President, Dr. Abel Pacheco called on U.N. member nations at the General Assembly on Monday September 21... Read more

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Parishes in Mexico install cell phone blocking devices to stop interruptions during Mass

Sep 22, 2004

The constant interruptions from cell phones during Masses and the lack of cooperation by some of the faithful to shut... Read more

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Peruvian bishops enlists help of lawyers to ensure justice in forged letters scandal

Sep 21, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Peru published an official statement yesterday reaffirming unity among the country’s bishops and announcing it has... Read more

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Poverty is alleviated by honesty and not abortions, warns Paraguayan Archbishop

Sep 20, 2004

Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion, Paraguay, encouraged young people this week to defend life, saying those who argue that “overpopulation”... Read more

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Archdiocese of Mexico says country needs to work harder for reconciliation

Sep 20, 2004

In an editorial this week in the Archdiocesan newspaper, the Archdiocese of Mexico issued a new call to Mexicans to... Read more

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Bishops supports government’s ultimatum against militias involved in drug trafficking

Sep 20, 2004

Bishop Tulio Duque Gutierrez of Pereira, Colombia, has lent his support to President Alvaro Uribe’s ultimatum against militias in the... Read more

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Abortion affects both women and men, says national pro-life campaign

Sep 19, 2004

A campaign on the devastating emotional, physical and spiritual effects of abortion drew women and men on the steps of... Read more

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Peruvian bishops “just want to the truth” regarding attempt to smear Archbishop of Lima

Sep 19, 2004

The General Secretary of the Bishops Conference of Peru, Bishop Juan Jose Larrañeta, told reporters this week the Peruvian bishops... Read more

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Cardinal Errazuriz calls on Chileans to work to restore trust

Sep 19, 2004

Presiding at an ecumenical recitation of the Te Deum on the country’s Independence Day, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile... Read more

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Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro publishes voting guide for coming municipal elections

Sep 19, 2004

The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro published this week a voting guide for Catholics who will go to the ballot... Read more

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Argentine bishop maintains that Catholic schools must “evangelize while educating”

Sep 16, 2004

The bishop of San Miguel, Mons. José Luis Mollaghan, emphasized the primordial place that the Catholic school occupies in the... Read more

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Mexican bishops warn against planned casinos

Sep 16, 2004

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference have issued a statement warning of the dangers involved in the Mexican government’s plan to legalize... Read more

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Catholic program celebrates 15 years of assisting pregnant women and young mothers

Sep 15, 2004

A Catholic community network, which has helped more than 3,000 women with pregnancies and parenting, celebrated its 15th anniversary Sept.... Read more