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Spanish bishops: Catholics cannot vote for homosexual “marriage”

May 8, 2005

The Bishops Conference of Spain published an official statement last week reminding Catholics that they are morally obliged not to... Read more

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Vatican official says rediscovery of Eucharist needed to counter satanic sacrilege

May 8, 2005

The Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, says a rediscovery of the Eucharist... Read more

Pope Benedict makes visit to Castel Gandolfo

May 4, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI made his first trip outside Rome in a brief visit to the papal summer residence,... Read more

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Volkswagen to build new Popemobile for Benedict XVI

May 4, 2005

The German automaker, Volkswagen has announced that it will build a new version of the famous ‘Popemobile’ to be used... Read more

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More than half of the people in Europe against children adoption by homosexual couples

May 4, 2005

The recently approved law by the House of Representatives in Spain, with regard to “marriage” among same sex couples, has... Read more

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Saint Benedict at work on reality TV

May 2, 2005

‘The Monastery’, a new reality TV show slated to air this month on the U.K’s BBC 2, has reportedly left... Read more

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Socialists in Spain aiming to block right to conscientious objection

May 2, 2005

The “United Left” political party in Spain is launching an effort to block the right to conscientiously object to gay... Read more

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The “reform of the reform” has begun, says Vatican analyst

Apr 28, 2005

In his weekly column, the renowned Vatican analyst Sandro Magister of “L’Espresso” says recent actions and statements by Pope Benedict... Read more

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European Council rejects legalization of euthanasia

Apr 28, 2005

A bill that would have legalized euthanasia throughout Europe, following the Belgian and Dutch models, has been rejected by a... Read more

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German mom jailed for home schooling children

Apr 27, 2005

A German mom has been sent to jail for six days and fined $115 US because she and her husband... Read more

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Jerusalem rabbi notes positive Jewish reaction to election of Benedict XVI

Apr 27, 2005

The Rabbi of Jerusalem, David Rosen, a key player in Jewish-Christian dialogue in recent years, said this week the reaction... Read more

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Cardinal Carles: conscience is above the law

Apr 27, 2005

The Archbishop emeritus of Barcelona, Cardinal Ricard Maria Carles, expressed his support for mayors of Spain’s Partido Popular (Popular Party)... Read more

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Archbishop of Toledo: It is a stereotype that many do not admit Benedict XVI

Apr 26, 2005

The Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain Msgr. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, pointed out that it is “a stereotype that... Read more

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Fides informs a decreasing trend still afflicting jesuits in the whole world

Apr 26, 2005

According to the information provided to Fides Agency by the General Curia of the Company of Jesus, the tendency registered... Read more

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Papal visits to Krakow, Fatima being proposed

Apr 25, 2005

In addition to visiting Germany in August for the 2005 World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI may also travel to... Read more

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Catholic Action Group: BBC dropped the ball by ignoring abortion debate

Apr 24, 2005

The British Catholic Action Group (CAG) is criticizing the BBC for ignoring its requests for a televised debate on the... Read more

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Museum and institute on life and teaching of JP II to be opened in Warsaw

Apr 24, 2005

City officials in Warsaw, Poland, have announced plans to open a museum and institute on the life and teachings of... Read more

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Cardinal Rouco notes importance of new pontificate for Europe

Apr 24, 2005

The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, says the pontificate of Benedict XVI will be characterized by “the... Read more

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Cardinal Lopez Trujillo: family being destroyed “brick by brick” in Spain

Apr 24, 2005

Responding to news on Friday that Spain’s Congress approved a law making homosexual unions equivalent to marriage and allowing the... Read more

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New Pope invites rabbi of Rome to installation ceremony

Apr 21, 2005

In an important sign of openness toward continued dialogue between Jews and Christians, Pope Benedict XVI invited the chief rabbi... Read more