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Hindu fundamentalists attack on Salesian part of increasing violence against Catholic religious

Jan 19, 2004

The Salesian News Agency is reporting this week that a Salesian priest was attacked by Hindu fundamentalists in the Indian... Read more

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Roman Catholic church attacked in Sri Lanka

Jan 15, 2004

An unidentified gang attacked yet another Roman Catholic church yesterday in Katuwana, 30 km south-east of the capital, destroyed statues... Read more

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Archbishop of Montreal defends new HIV screening for seminary applicants

Jan 14, 2004

Candidates for the priesthood would not be rejected based on their sexual orientation or the result of a positive HIV... Read more

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Vancouver’s new archbishop ‘slightly’ more liberal

Jan 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II announced Jan. 10 that Bishop Raymond Roussin of the Diocese of Victoria will succeed Archbishop Adam... Read more

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Canadian PM pledges to protect religious freedom

Dec 22, 2003

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin pledged to protect the freedom of religious groups, and even use the notwithstanding clause if... Read more

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“Pops” celebrates 15 years of ministry to street kids

Dec 22, 2003

On Dec. 8, 1988, Fr. Emmett Johns and a few volunteers parked a second-hand van in the middle of downtown... Read more

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Prayers get Santa back on track in Canada

Dec 22, 2003

Thanks to their prayers, everything for Christmas is back on track, said Santa in a letter to millions of Canadian... Read more

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Millions of Canadians unable to recognize same-sex marriage, says interfaith coalition

Dec 15, 2003

An interfaith coalition, which includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, has requested intervenor status in the upcoming deliberations of the... Read more

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Legislation on same-sex marriage threatens freedom of religion: Ontario bishops

Dec 15, 2003

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) is moving full-steam ahead with its campaign in defense of heterosexual marriage. The... Read more

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Cause for Beatification opened for 124 Korean martyrs

Dec 15, 2003

This week the Holy See approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions,... Read more

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Canadian bishops request to intervene in Supreme Court on same-sex marriage law

Dec 14, 2003

Canada’s Catholic bishops have asked the Supreme Court for permission to intervene in the case that could legalize same-sex marriage,... Read more

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Filippino Catholics launch new Marian ‘army’ against abortion

Dec 11, 2003

Hundreds of Filippino Catholics gathered at the cathedral in Manila today, on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to... Read more

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Canadians have  new Catholic TV

Dec 10, 2003

The Toronto-based Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is dedicated to bringing the Gospel message back into mainstream Canadian culture... Read more

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Wife of Chinese Christian prisoner appeals to Christians around the world

Dec 10, 2003

The wife of a Chinese Christian psychiatrist has sent an appeal to Christians worldwide to pray for her husband, who... Read more

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Chicken ad plucked after offending Catholics in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

A Quebec TV ad, featuring a priest and his congregation singing the praises of a barbecue chicken chain as a... Read more

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Offensive `nun’ ad draws national Catholic protest in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

The image of a young black woman, dressed as a nun in a low-cut habit and showing her bare midriff... Read more

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Canadian documentary puts Young Catholics on the big screen

Nov 10, 2003

A new documentary, which is set to premiere later this month in Toronto, offers an inspiring and honest look at... Read more

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Canadian bishops to soldier on in same-sex marriage debate despite government push for law

Nov 6, 2003

While most Canadian citizens and politicians have settled into the idea that the legalization of same-sex marriage is only a... Read more

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Pope will be able to continue until the end, says Canada’s new cardinal

Oct 29, 2003

Canada’s newest and youngest cardinal is confident Pope John Paul II will be able to continue in his ministry despite... Read more

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Catholic And Evangelical Leaders Propose Marriage Week In Canada

Oct 20, 2003

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops has joined other Evangelical and Catholic groups in proclaiming Feb. 8-15 national marriage week.... Read more