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Bolivian bishops call for participation in referendum

Jul 15, 2004

The secretary general of the Bolivian Bishops Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez, called on Bolivians this week to participate in a... Read more

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Colombian bishop battling cancer and seeking peace with rebels

Jul 14, 2004

For a long time Bishop German Garcia Isaza of Apartado, Colombia, has been battling against two very powerful enemies: lymphatic... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops call participation in referendum “inescapable duty”

Jul 13, 2004

Wrapping up their general assembly, which took place July 7-12, the bishops of Venezuela issued a document calling participation in... Read more

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Human rights leader denounces rigidity of Cuban government

Jul 13, 2004

In a press release issued on Monday in Havana, Cuban dissident and leader of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights... Read more

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Murder of priest will not stop the work of the Church on the Mexican border, says bishop

Jul 12, 2004

Bishop Renato Ascencio León of Juarez, Mexico, together with the clergy of his diocese, has published a statement lamenting the... Read more

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Peruvian bishops challenge Health Minister to public debate on “morning after pill”

Jul 11, 2004

In a strongly worded statement, the president of the Bishops Conference of Peru, Bishop Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins, is challenging Health... Read more

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Bishops in Colombia say country needs to overcome divorce between faith and daily life

Jul 11, 2004

As they wrapped up their General Assembly, the Bishops of Colombia issued a message calling attention to the moral and... Read more

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Homosexual activists influence sex-ed content in public schools of Buenos Aires

Jul 8, 2004

The news agency Notivida is denouncing a controversial sex-ed curriculum written by the extremist Gay and Lesbian Society for Integration... Read more

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Vaclav Havel says Cuban “Varela Project” proves Castro “is a fraud”

Jul 7, 2004

The former president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, has sent a letter to the promoters of the Varela Project—which... Read more

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Debate over nomination of pro-abortion justice causes Argentinean government to take pro-life stand

Jul 6, 2004

As tension mounts concerning the possible nomination of Carmen Argibay, an open pro-abortion justice, to the Argentinean Supreme Court, President... Read more

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Special rosary prayed for release of Cuban political prisoners

Jul 5, 2004

Representatives of various opposition movements gathered together in Old Havana this weekend to pray a special rosary for the release... Read more

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Federal court prohibits distribution of “morning after pill” in Chile

Jun 30, 2004

A federal judge in Santiago has issued a ruling prohibiting the sale and the marketing of the morning after pill,... Read more

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Latin American delegates propose abortion for adolescents at population summit in Puerto Rico

Jun 29, 2004

A resolution co-sponsored by most Latin American countries, with the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, who joined the U.S.... Read more

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Cardinal Medina denounces growing moral crisis in Chile

Jun 28, 2004

Cardinal Jorge Medina, ex-prefect of the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments, lamented this week that his country is... Read more

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Havana Archdiocese calls on Castro to ease up on dissidents

Jun 27, 2004

In an article published in its official newspaper, Palabra Nueva, the Archdiocese of Havana has called on the government of... Read more

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Bishops committee reiterates energetic protest against morning after pill in Peru

Jun 27, 2004

The Committee on the Family of the Peruvian Bishops Conference has published an energetic statement denouncing determination of the Minister... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera calls for laws based on ethics and respect for human person

Jun 23, 2004

During the Mass celebrated on the feast of St. Thomas Moore, patron of politicians, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico... Read more

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Beatification for Brazil’s “martyr of morality” moving forward

Jun 22, 2004

The Holy See gave the green light this week to open the cause for canonization of Francisco Expedito Lopes, Bishop... Read more

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Archbishop slams Venezuelan government plan to revamp religious laws

Jun 21, 2004

Archbishop Baltazar Porras of Merida and President of the Bishops Conference of Venezuela told reporters this week the aim a... Read more

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Envoy expresses support of Pope to flood victims in Dominican Republic

Jun 21, 2004

Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and special envoy of Pope John Paul II to... Read more