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Pro-family institute calls for publication of 2002 abortion statistics in Spain

Jan 26, 2004

The Political Institute for the Family (IPF) has sent a letter to Spanish Health Minister, Ana Pastor, demanding the publication... Read more

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‘The Passion’ provides ‘teaching moment’ for U.S. Church, reporter says

Jan 25, 2004

A journalist for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome said next month’s release of Mel Gibson’s film on the Passion... Read more

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Good ‘wake-up call’ in dealing with anonymous sources, says Catholic journalist

Jan 25, 2004

The controversy about the Pope’s words in reaction to Mel Gibson’s film is “a wake-up call about the dangers of... Read more

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Belgian Cardinal says homosexual acts are perverted

Jan 22, 2004

Belgian Cardinal Gustav Joos said this week that homosexuals that take pride in their condition and are public about it... Read more

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Numbers of Protestants in Europe on the decline, thousands of churches being sold

Jan 21, 2004

New statistics are indicating that in European countries of protestant tradition, the last three decades have seen an increasing decline... Read more

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UN recognizes Catholic Church as “excellent partner” in the struggle against AIDS

Jan 18, 2004

The Vatican news agency Fides has published the recent comments of Desmond Johns, head of the UN’s Department for AIDS... Read more

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Church in Spain firmly behind cause for beatification of Queen Isabel

Jan 18, 2004

Since last year the Catholic Church in Spain has been sponsoring a series of activities in support of the cause... Read more

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St. John of Avila to be declared Doctor of the Church

Jan 15, 2004

Representatives of the Spanish Bishops Conference have announced that the cause to have St. John of Avila declared “Doctor of... Read more

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Worship patterns, congregations changing in England

Jan 15, 2004

A recent report by Christian Research indicates that church attendance has dramatically declined in England, but Anglican ministers and Roman... Read more

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Population Fund reports half of active population in Spain will be gone in 50 years

Jan 13, 2004

In reference to the growing elderly population of several European countries, the UN Population Fund is reporting that Spain will... Read more

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NCR journalist confirms Pope’s reaction to "The Passion of the Christ"

Jan 11, 2004

Last Friday, in his usual "Word from Rome" column of Vatican news and gossip, the National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican correspondent,... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need sets out prize for religious freedom defenders

Jan 11, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has created a new award that will seek to honor and recognize the... Read more

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Bishops show solidarity with visit to Holy Land

Jan 11, 2004

In a show of solidarity and support for Christians in the Holy Land, Catholic bishops from Europe and the Americas... Read more

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New organization to certify natural family planning methods

Jan 6, 2004

On January 1 a new organization sponsored by a group of doctors and scientists was officially inaugurated in Spain that... Read more

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'Catholic Almanac' turns 100

Jan 5, 2004

The Catholic Almanac is marking its 100th anniversary this year with the publication of its 2004 edition. Read more

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Ringing of a thousand bells marks opening of Jubilee Year in honor of the Apostle James

Jan 4, 2004

Church bells throughout Galicia in northwestern Spain rang out in honor of opening of the Jubilee Year in honor St.... Read more

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‘Catholic plan’ to administer Jerusalem revealed

Jan 4, 2004

According to classified Irish government documents, four Catholic countries made repeated proposals to place Jerusalem under Roman Catholic control in... Read more

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New Catholic TV network will broadcast to all of Italy from Padre Pio’s monastery

Dec 17, 2003

A new television station associated with the Church in Italy will begin broadcasting in January 2004, from San Giovanni Rotundo,... Read more

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Spanish Bishops ask families to care for their roots and to defend life

Dec 14, 2003

In preparation for the coming celebration of the feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, the bishops of Spain... Read more

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Research finds spiritual meaning of Christmas brings more happiness

Dec 14, 2003

A new study, designed to see if there is a link between Christianity and happiness, suggests that keeping Christ in... Read more