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Bishop’s statement against hiring homosexual teachers stirs controversy

Mar 22, 2005

A new charter for Scotland’s Catholic schools says all teachers must “support and promote the aims, missions, values and ethos... Read more

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Archbishop calls for UK abortion law review

Mar 22, 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a review of Britain’s abortion law, reported abc.net. Read more

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Italian press speculates about Pope’s fragile health

Mar 21, 2005

The media in Italy is reporting that Pope John Paul II “is very weak” and that there is “great concern”... Read more

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Vatican paper slams Federal court decision in Schiavo case

Mar 21, 2005

Under the headline, “Terri Schiavo: the ‘crime’ of being useless,” the Vatican’s newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published a harsh editorial criticizing... Read more

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Argentinean government withdraws recognition of bishop

Mar 20, 2005

The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, told reporters this weekend the government of Argentina could be... Read more

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Pope appears in video to gathering of young people

Mar 17, 2005

Pope John Paul II appeared in a live video to hundreds of young people gathered at St. John Lateran Basilica... Read more

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John Paul II is most respected leader among Spanish

Mar 17, 2005

According to a study by the Elcano Royal Institute of Spain published in the daily “La Razon,” Pope John Paul... Read more

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British library to digitalize 15th century Bible manuscript

Mar 14, 2005

The British Library in London has announced it has signed an agreement to digitalize and reunite the Codex Sinaiticus, the... Read more

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Exhibit addresses religious clothing ban

Mar 13, 2005

A new multimedia exhibit seeks to explore and encourage discussion on the issue of state-sanctioned bans of religious clothing and... Read more

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“Terrorism will never have the last word,” says Spanish Cardinal on anniversary of Madrid bombings

Mar 13, 2005

Before a large assembly of the faithful, civil and military authorities, and family members of victims gathered at the Archdiocesan... Read more

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Advertiser uses picture of Sacred Heart to promote use of condoms

Mar 13, 2005

A Spanish advertising designer has launched an ad campaign promoting the use of condoms in AIDS prevention, employing an image... Read more

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Church in France wins ban of Last Supper ad

Mar 10, 2005

A French judge ruled yesterday that an ad campaign based on Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper is offensive to Catholics... Read more

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Spanish Archbishop calls for action in response to “absurd” social transformation

Mar 10, 2005

Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, is calling on the Spanish to avoid becoming “silent spectators” in the wake of... Read more

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Skip referendum on assisted fertilization, say Italian bishops

Mar 9, 2005

The president of the Bishops Conference of Italy, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, is promoting the creation of a civic committee that... Read more

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Catholic Action Group supports boycott of Comic Relief fundraiser

Mar 8, 2005

Another pro-life group has come out in support of a boycott by Catholics of Red Nose Day, a fundraising event... Read more

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Portuguese priest sparks controversy by denying Communion to anti-life leaders

Mar 8, 2005

A Franciscan priest in Portugal has caused a stir throughout the media for his refusal to give Communion to public... Read more

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“Barrabas” says Passion filming led to his conversion

Mar 8, 2005

The Archdiocese of Madrid’s publication “Alpha and Omega” publised an article in its latest edition on the testimony of the... Read more

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Pro-lifers insist bishops’ support of Comic Relief is support for abortion

Mar 7, 2005

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a statement yesterday stating that Catholics can support the charity Comic Relief,... Read more

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Church in Spain reiterates willingness to collaborate despite government’s secular agenda

Mar 7, 2005

During opening remarks for the 84th Plenary Assembly of the Spanish Bishops Conference, the president of the Conference, Cardinal Antonio... Read more

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Spanish bishop underscores personal and communal aspects of Confession

Mar 7, 2005

Bishop Roman Casanova Casanova of Vic, Spain, said this week the Sacrament of Reconciliation has a personal as well as... Read more