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Chinese young people enthusiastically await encounter with Pope at WYD 2005

Feb 22, 2005

With World Youth Day 2005 just months away, thousands of Chinese young people are expressing their enthusiasm for participating in... Read more

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Debate on same-sex marriage bill launched in Canadian Parliament

Feb 17, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin kicked off the debate on the Liberal same-sex marriage bill in the House of Commons yesterday.  Read more

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Canadian Jesuits lose to Wal-Mart

Feb 15, 2005

The Canadian Jesuits lost their decade-long battle with Wal-Mart last month when a municipal board ruled that the U.S.-based department... Read more

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John Paul has earned right to remain Pope until the end: Canadian cardinal

Feb 9, 2005

Canada’s top cleric says Pope John Paul II has much to teach humanity in his frailty and deserves to remain... Read more

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Correction

Feb 2, 2005

In yesterday’s story titled “Canada introduces same-sex marriage legislation” CNA made an  error in attribution. The statement that “equality rights... Read more

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Canada introduces same-sex marriage legislation

Feb 1, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal government introduced same-sex marriage legislation in the House of Commons yesterday. If passed, as expected,... Read more

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Hollywood heavyweight hired to produce Bible films

Jan 31, 2005

The Academy Award-winning producer of “Chariots of Fire”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Gandhi” was hired to head... Read more

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Hindu fundamentalists destroy monastery cross and make death threats to nuns

Jan 30, 2005

In a statement sent to the Fides news agency, the Bishops Conference of India denounced a group of Hindu fundamentalists... Read more

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Canadian center for Opus Dei completes $10M expansion

Jan 30, 2005

Canada’s largest Opus Dei centre recently got bigger. The Manoir de Beaujeu, a retreat and conference centre located 30 miles... Read more

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Archeologist finds evidence of Old Testament validity

Jan 27, 2005

Canadian archaeologist Russell Adams, a professor at McMaster University has recently unearthed evidence, which helps to show the historical accuracy... Read more

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Catholics launch postcard campaign against same-sex marriage

Jan 26, 2005

A coalition of Quebec-based Catholic organizations launched a postcard campaign yesterday, which they hope will persuade Parliamentarians to vote against... Read more

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Canadian same-sex marriage bill to be introduced next week

Jan 26, 2005

Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler said yesterday the government will introduce the same-sex marriage bill as soon as Parliament returns... Read more

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Indian regional government increases cash incentives for sterilization

Jan 24, 2005

In an effort to control the population of a Maoist-dominated tribal area, where couples have an average of six children,... Read more

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Primate of Canada weighs in on same-sex marriage debate

Jan 23, 2005

Canada’s top cleric is calling for a “genuine debate” on the federal government’s proposed same-sex marriage legislation and warns that... Read more

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Toronto archbishop calls for temporary legal clause to block to same-sex marriage

Jan 19, 2005

Toronto Archbishop Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic sent an open letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, urging him to block same-sex marriage... Read more

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Calgary bishop urges faithful to resist same-sex marriage movement

Jan 17, 2005

In a pastoral letter that will be read in parishes this weekend, Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary has stated that... Read more

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Selective abortions to be outlawed in China

Jan 17, 2005

According to a report in the publication “China Daily,” the Chinese government is set to pass a law that would... Read more

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Tsunami relief: Catholic parishes raise at least $7 million in special national collection

Jan 13, 2005

Canadian Catholics have raised an estimated $7 million to aid the victims of the tsunami in Asia. The nationwide collection... Read more

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Bishop of Orlando calls on Bush to work for greater immigration reform

Jan 13, 2005

Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando said this week the immigration reform proposed by President George W. Bush is “insufficient,” and... Read more

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Debate on same-sex marriage causes rift among Christian churches in Canada

Jan 10, 2005

The same-sex marriage debate has caused a rift in the ecumenical movement in southwestern Ontario.  Read more