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Archbishop thinks ‘ordination’ ceremony could mean automatic excommunication

Jul 25, 2005

On Monday, nine women had themselves ‘ordained’ as Catholic priests aboard a boat near Ottawa, Canada, an act, which one... Read more

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Japanese Bishops call for peace on anniversary of a-bombs

Jul 25, 2005

Catholic bishops in Japan have released a message for the 60th anniversary of the World War II atomic bomb droppings... Read more

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Canadian bishops: Catholics must continue to oppose same-sex marriage

Jul 20, 2005

Same-sex marriage may be the law of the land in Canada, but “the fundamental and universal reality of marriage remains... Read more

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Canada becomes fourth country to legalize same-sex marriage

Jul 19, 2005

The Canadian Senate has passed Canada’s same-sex marriage bill late Tuesday by a vote of 47-21; three senators abstained in... Read more

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CCCB clears up confusion about baptism for children of same-sex couples

Jul 17, 2005

Speaking on the impact of same-sex marriage on the Catholic Church in Canada, Cardinal Marc Ouellet reportedly told the Senate... Read more

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More than 6,200 Canadian youth register for WYD

Jul 13, 2005

With only 33 days to go, Canadian Catholics are geared up for World Youth Day 2005.  Read more

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Canadian Senate to hear bishops, experts on same-sex marriage bill

Jul 11, 2005

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has been given one last chance to argue its case against the legal... Read more

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Indonesia celebrates 200 years of Christianity

Jul 6, 2005

The Archdiocese of Jakarta is celebrating 200 years of Christian life in Indonesia with celebrations scheduled to run all the... Read more

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Canadian Archbishop warns against impending female-ordination ceremony

Jul 5, 2005

In the wake of an invalid ceremony on Saturday in which a French woman declared herself a Catholic priest, Kingston,... Read more

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China releases imprisoned priest

Jul 4, 2005

According to the missionary association, AsiaNews, a Catholic priest who has been under house arrest by the Chinese government for... Read more

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Canadian christians vow to protect marriage

Jul 3, 2005

In the wake of last week’s decision of the Canadian House of Commons to allow for the legality of same-sex... Read more

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Toronto schools and social services to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage

Jun 30, 2005

The archbishop of Toronto has pledged that the archdiocese’s Catholic schools and social services “are committed to upholding Catholic teaching... Read more

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Former president calls for prayer, archbishop for justice, in Manila scandal

Jun 30, 2005

Former president of Manila, Corazon C. Aquino called the entire nation this week, to prayer over the scandal and political... Read more

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Marriage in Canada now just a sexual relationship, says priest-columnist

Jun 29, 2005

The redefinition of marriage in Canada to include homosexual couples has reduced marriage to “a mere sexual relationship,” says Fr.... Read more

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New Catholic bishop consecrated in China

Jun 29, 2005

Hopes are high that a newly ordained bishop in Shanghai will help ease tensions and improve relations between China and... Read more

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Canadian MP introduces assisted-suicide bill

Jun 29, 2005

A Member of Parliament has introduced a private member’s bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Canada.  Read more

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Same-sex marriage bill ‘dangerous deterioration’ of shared values, say Canadian bishops

Jun 28, 2005

The passage of Canada’s same-sex marriage bill in the House of Commons yesterday is an indication “that Canadians are witnessing... Read more

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Canadian Parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

Jun 28, 2005

After more than two years of debate, Canada’s controversial same-sex marriage legislation was passed last night by a 25-vote margin... Read more

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Alberta may drop Marriage Act, leave marriage to churches

Jun 28, 2005

Canadian Parliament may have voted to pass the controversial same-sex marriage bill, but the debate is far from over in... Read more

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Thousands gather for Cardinal Sin’s funeral, Philippine’s ‘champion of the poor’

Jun 27, 2005

The Manila Cathedral was packed this morning for the funeral mass of the much-loved Jaime Cardinal Sin, former archbishop of... Read more