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Spanish watchdog site calls on Latin Americans to protest UN abortion policies

May 21, 2006

In order to stop the spread of abortion into other countries of Latin America—where last week Colombia became the first... Read more

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European Union to convene religious leaders for debate on moral values and human rights

May 21, 2006

The European Union has convened religious leaders of various faiths for a gathering on May 30 in Brussels to debate... Read more

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Middle East Christians hold meeting in Paris with French Authorities

May 18, 2006

French President Jacques Chirac restated his country’s support for Christian minorities in the Middle East, saying that conditions there are... Read more

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Spanish production company debuts documentary exposing the Da Vinci Code

May 18, 2006

The Catholic production company Goya Producciones in Spain has released a new documentary entitled, “The Dark Side of the Da... Read more

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‘Da Vinci Code’ bombs with Cannes critics

May 17, 2006

Film critics panned The Da Vinci Code after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France yesterday.  Read more

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Legionaries founder would face restriction on ministry, Legionaires deny any action from the Vatican

May 17, 2006

A recent article published in tomorrow’s edition of the National Catholic Reporter, stated that a Vatican source disclosed a forthcoming... Read more

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Da Vinci Code: Much-a-do about nothing

May 16, 2006

“The Da Vinci Code: A film which, finally, the Church has little to be concerned about.” These are the words from... Read more

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UK Muslims should stand up for Christians, says British cardinal

May 16, 2006

British Muslims should not remain silent when Christians are being denied their rights or are made subject to sharia law,... Read more

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Man obligated to seek the truth, says Nuncio in Spain

May 16, 2006

The Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, Archbishop Manuel Monteiro, said this week “man is ontologically, but not morally, free, because he... Read more

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Catholic doctors in Spain say defense of human life must be a priority in medical practice

May 16, 2006

The new president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, said this week that since... Read more

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Catholic initiative for untouchables bears remarkable results in India

May 16, 2006

A Catholic initiative to give the poorest of the poor in India a fresh start in life is celebrating some... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini addresses Italian Bishop Conference, voices deep criticism on ethical issues

May 15, 2006

Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar for the Archdiocese of Rome opened yesterday the assembly of Italian Bishops Conference, at the Vatican. Cardinal Ruini... Read more

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Spanish cardinal says refusal to help families reaps incalculable consequences

May 15, 2006

During a Mass in Valencia in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in July, the Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal... Read more

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City officials in Croatian city tell tourists to cover up

May 14, 2006

The Croatian city of Vrbnik on the island of Krk has decided to do something about the bikini-clad tourists that... Read more

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Spanish bishops decry European resolution on homophobia as excuse to legitimize same-sex couples

May 14, 2006

The executive committee of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference has warned against a recent resolution from the European Parliament condemning homophobia and rejecting... Read more

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Euthanasia Bill defeated in British House of Lords

May 14, 2006

The British House of Lords voted 148-100 against a measure that would have legalized assisted suicide in the European nation.... Read more

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Vatican officials decry religious ignorance of ‘Da Vinci Code’

May 11, 2006

Three top Vatican officials have expressed dismay at what they see as a clear religious ignorance evident in book “The... Read more

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Spanish Minister of Justice says government will not seek legalization of euthanasia…for now

May 11, 2006

The Socialist government in Spain has decided not to use an upcoming reform of the country’s Penal Code to legalize... Read more

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U.K. bishops call on government to take urgent action against human trafficking

May 11, 2006

Stating that current measures to protect victims of human trafficking in the United Kingdom are inadequate, the bishops of England... Read more

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Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, British religious authorities urge Parliament against euthanasia bill.

May 11, 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster has signed a joint letter with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and... Read more