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Navarro-Valls reveals details about passing of John Paul II

Jul 10, 2005

In an interview with the Italian daily L’Espresso, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, revealed a... Read more

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Cardinal Schonborn clarifies Church’s stance on evolution: intelligent design is clear in nature

Jul 7, 2005

In a New York Times piece published yesterday, Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christof Schonborn called “neo-Darwinian”, evolution, or the idea... Read more

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Vatican observer describes growing tension between UN and Vatican over birth control

Jul 7, 2005

In his weekly column for the Italian online magazine L’Espresso, Vatican analyst Sandro Magister explains how the so-called “reproductive rights”... Read more

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Canonization cause for 21 Spanish martyrs moves forward

Jul 7, 2005

On Saturday the first phase in the canonization cause of 21 new martyrs of the Spanish Civil War of 1936... Read more

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Benedict XVI’s charism with youth will show forth at WYD, says bishop

Jul 7, 2005

Bishop Jose Saiz Meneses of Terassa, Spain, told reporters this week World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne will be an... Read more

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Catholic leaders express sympathy, shock at London attacks

Jul 6, 2005

Hours after a series of rush hour attacks which rocked London's transit system leaving about 40 dead, Catholic leaders from around... Read more

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Masses, prayer vigils scheduled across Britain for bombing victims

Jul 6, 2005

In light of his own shock at this morning’s events, the Bishop of Lichfield today announced that a number of... Read more

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Homosexual “marriage” signifies triumph of European identity crisis, says Italian senator

Jul 6, 2005

The leader of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera, said this week the approval of homosexual “marriage” and no-fault divorce in... Read more

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Leftist party wants taxpayer money to fund “sex changes”

Jul 6, 2005

After throwing its full support behind the new law allowing homosexual “marriage” and no-fault divorce, the radical left-wing party in... Read more

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Bush says he won’t choose judicial nominee based on abortion, other ‘hot-button issues’

Jul 6, 2005

On his way to this week’s G8 summit in Scotland yesterday, and facing a heated battle back in Washington over... Read more

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British Catholic Action Group decries joint-religious schools

Jul 5, 2005

A Catholic group in the U.K. aiming to preserve authentic Catholic teaching is expressing outage at proposals throughout the U.K.... Read more

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World Youth Day cross begins final push for Cologne, eyes of the world turn to Germany

Jul 5, 2005

On Friday, Catholics around the world will begin the final forty-day countdown before the 11th annual World Youth Day celebration,... Read more

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Show the face of Christ to the world, cardinal tells young people attending WYD

Jul 5, 2005

During a press conference on World Youth Day 2005, which will take place in Germany in August, Cardinal Joachim Meisner... Read more

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Opposition to same-sex “marriage” is not discrimination against homosexuals

Jul 5, 2005

Bishop Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of Sigüenza-Guadalajara, Spain, said this week opposition to same-sex marriage is not tantamount to discrimination against... Read more

Chinese Government arrests Vatican faithful bishop for the 6th time

Jul 4, 2005

Bishop Julio Jia Zhiguo, 70, member of the China's underground Catholic church, has been arrested for the sixth time in... Read more

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200,000 protest poverty ahead of G8 Summit, Vatican voices support

Jul 4, 2005

In light of the commencement of tomorrow’s G8 Summit, which will bring the leaders of the 8 most industrialized nations... Read more

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French woman invalidly ordained as ‘priest’

Jul 4, 2005

A French woman who invalidly had herself ‘ordained’ as a Catholic priest on Saturday, is now facing automatic excommunication for... Read more

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In Sudan, “Martyrdom is real”, says priest

Jul 4, 2005

Speaking in Liverpool to friends and supporters of the international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) last... Read more

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Huge mosaic of John Paul II being prepared for WYD 2005

Jul 3, 2005

Organizers of the next World Youth Day are preparing a gigantic mosaic containing a depiction of John Paul II.  The... Read more

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“We have witnessed the controlled demolition of marriage,” says Archbishop of Valencia

Jun 30, 2005

In his weekly letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, decried the “controlled demolition of marriage from within by the... Read more