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Canadian Church funds are still getting through to Iraqi people

Sep 13, 2004

The Canadian bishops’ aid and emergency-relief agency says its partner-agencies in Iraq are still operating in the war-torn country, despite... Read more

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World’s largest shrine to St. Joseph celebrates 100 years

Sep 12, 2004

The world’s largest shrine dedicated to St. Joseph is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Read more

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Religion, politics and love make for top prize at Montreal film fest

Sep 6, 2004

A love story, wrought with the tensions of politics, religion and cultural difference, won four prizes at this year’s Montreal... Read more

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Citizens, Jesuits to challenge Wal-Mart's plans in Canada under freedom of religion provision

Sep 6, 2004

A nine-year David-and-Goliath battle, involving Wal-Mart and some Canadian Jesuits, has now become a challenge under the freedom of religion... Read more

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New Canadian Supreme Court judges said to favor same-sex marriage

Sep 2, 2004

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed two judges to the Supreme Court of Canada, whose past rulings indicate that they... Read more

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Church in world’s largest Muslim country about to become self-sufficient in priests

Sep 2, 2004

The Church in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, is receiving enough vocations to the priesthood that in a short... Read more

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Bishops of India condemn wave of violence against Christians and call for religious tolerance

Sep 1, 2004

The Catholic Bishops of India are voicing concern for a new wave of violence against Christians and calling on civil... Read more

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Crowds celebrate anniversary of beloved Mother Teresa

Aug 26, 2004

Hundreds of people streamed by the marble tomb of the beloved Blessed Teresa of Kolkata yesterday to lay gifts of... Read more

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Leading ethicist says embryos are human life, should not be cloned

Aug 23, 2004

A well-respected medical ethicist from one of Canada’s leading universities says Canada must not legalize embryonic cloning for any purpose,... Read more

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Canadian Jesuits battle Wal-Mart

Aug 23, 2004

In a classic David and Goliath struggle, the Canadian Jesuits are up against one of the world’s largest corporations in... Read more

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Two priests attacked inside church in Jharkhand, India

Aug 23, 2004

Last Sunday night in the city of Kubbu, in Jharkand state, eastern India, an armed gang entered a Catholic Church... Read more

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Interfaith marriage can be sign of ‘love and life’: Asian bishops

Aug 23, 2004

Interfaith marriage is an opportunity for a “dialogue of words, love and life,” say the Asian bishops in the final... Read more

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Asian bishop’s conference tackles issues of globalization and acculturation of Gospel

Aug 18, 2004

The issue of the acculturation of the Gospel into the Asian way of life and the issues arising from globalization,... Read more

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Eight priests and two seminarians arrested in China

Aug 17, 2004

Eight Catholic priests and two seminarians were arrested in China Aug. 6. Police stopped the 10 men, who were gathered... Read more

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Filipino bishop supports Vatican document on collaboration of men and women against its critics

Aug 15, 2004

Mgr. Oscar Cruz, Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, expressed his support for the “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on... Read more

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Catholic organizations help more than 100,000 children access health insurance

Aug 3, 2004

More than 100,000 children were enrolled in healthcare coverage last year as a result of a Catholic program, called Children's... Read more

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Parents of murdered girl find comfort in their Christian faith

Jul 26, 2004

The parents of a nine-year-old Toronto girl, who was abducted last fall and murdered, have found comfort and solace in... Read more

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New Muslim attack kills Evangelical minister in Indonesia

Jul 18, 2004

Muslim gunmen attacked a Christian church in Indonesia on Sunday, killing the minister, a woman, and wounding four worshippers. Read more

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Catholic television seeks support to expand across Canada

Jul 15, 2004

Canada’s Catholic television network is asking the country’s 12.8 million Catholics to take action and to help make Catholic programming... Read more

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Ugandan President stirs AIDS summit proposing abstinence

Jul 12, 2004

A debate erupted at the 15th International AIDS Conference yesterday after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told delegates that abstinence, not... Read more