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First Catholic church in Qatar to open in 2006

Jun 30, 2005

In a move that marks the progress made regarding religious freedoms in some Islamic nations, the Gulf state of Qatar... Read more

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Cardinal Martino laments approval of homosexual “marriage” in Spain

Jun 30, 2005

The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, expressed his regret at the disregard for... Read more

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Religious freedom in danger in Spain, Cuba and Colombia, report says

Jun 30, 2005

A report on religious freedom in 2004 by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) lists Spain, Cuba and Colombia... Read more

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Faith building up science: Vatican observatory commences summer program

Jun 30, 2005

Often mistakenly seen as conflicting entities, the Catholic Church is striving to build up the field of science as students... Read more

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Gay marriage now legal in Spain

Jun 29, 2005

Spain’s parliament approved a measure legalizing gay unions today, setting aside a veto of the bill by the Senate. The new... Read more

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Papacy key to understanding recent history, says Spanish cardinal

Jun 28, 2005

During the celebration of the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, noted... Read more

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Spanish bishops encourage use of Compendium in conjunction with full Catechism

Jun 28, 2005

The bishops of Spain have expressed their satisfaction at the publication of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic... Read more

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Legislators discredit themselves by support for unjust laws, warns Navarro-Valls

Jun 27, 2005

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, said in Madrid this week that when legislators approve norms... Read more

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Expert says real focus in debate over homosexuals being lost

Jun 26, 2005

An expert in family issues from the University of Arkansas said last week Spaniards should be concerned about respecting the... Read more

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Catholic woman’s ordination in Central Europe is ‘invalid’: Archbishop Foley

Jun 23, 2005

The secret ordination of a woman in an undisclosed location in Central Europe this week was "not just illicit but... Read more

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New book by Pope explains Christian roots of European Union

Jun 22, 2005

During a press conference in which he introduced the new book by Pope Benedict XVI, “The Europe of Benedict: In... Read more

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Spanish Senate vetoes gay marriage law

Jun 22, 2005

After heated debate, the Spanish Senate vetoed a bill that would make homosexual unions equivalent to marriage.  Now voters are... Read more

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Official prayer to ask favors through intercession of JPII

Jun 22, 2005

The Diocese of Rome, in charge of promoting the beatification of late Pope John Paul II, released an official prayer... Read more

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Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to partner in promoting spiritual values

Jun 22, 2005

The Moscow Patriarchate and the Vatican have agreed to work collaboratively to promote Christian spiritual values in Europe, reported RIA... Read more

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New research claims babies can be created from synthetic egg

Jun 22, 2005

A new scientific development could theoretically eliminate the physical need for both men and women for human reproduction and see... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini proposes “re-reading” of Vatican II

Jun 21, 2005

Vatican analyst Sandro Magister of the Italian online magazine L’Espresso published an article Wednesday on a recent speech given by... Read more

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Parents association calls on Spanish president to withdraw proposal to legalize gay marriage

Jun 21, 2005

In the wake of massive protests on June 18 against the government’s efforts to legalize gay marriage, the National Catholic... Read more

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Thousands in Poland march against homosexual special rights

Jun 20, 2005

Thousands of Polish youth marched through the streets of Warsaw June 18, demonstrating against special rights for homosexuals. The so-called... Read more

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Church says New Zealand voters will heed Pope on civil unions

Jun 20, 2005

The Catholic Church in New Zealand says Pope Benedict XVI's message about the sanctity of marriage will impact voters in... Read more

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Archbishop of Managua: Dialogue is difficult but it’s the only road to peace and reconciliation

Jun 20, 2005

Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, said this week that dialogue on the country’s problems is not easy, but it... Read more