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Spanish bishops respond to adoption of twins by lesbians in Navarre

Feb 17, 2004

The Spanish Bishops Conference has responded to a recently revealed unpublished decision by a judge in the Navarre province which... Read more

Italian journalist says “The Passion of the Christ” is the best film about Jesus ever made

Feb 17, 2004

In an article written for the Spanish newspaper “La Razón,” the renowned Italian journalist Vittorio Messori recounts his experience seeing... Read more

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“Punishing the customer” has lead to decrease in prostitution in Sweden

Feb 16, 2004

Sweden’s Minister of Equality, Mona Sahlin, says “punishing the customer” has lead to a decrease in prostitution in that country,... Read more

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Spanish Bishops reject all forms of human cloning 

Feb 15, 2004

The General Secretary of the Spanish Bishops Conference, Fr. Juan Antonio Martínez Camino, expressed the Spanish Bishops’ rejection of all... Read more

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Mothers oppose legalization of euthanasia in Germany

Feb 11, 2004

Mothers who belong to the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany are supporting a request of the German Bishops that the Parliamentary... Read more

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To forget Christian roots of Europe is “avoid who we are” says Spanish Cardinal

Feb 10, 2004

Speaking at a conference at the University of Cordoba, Spain, the Archbishop of Seville, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, said that... Read more

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Catholic Church still rebuts BBC on anti-Catholic coverage

Feb 8, 2004

The controller of BBC Scotland defended the broadcaster’s coverage of the Catholic Church yesterday after Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow... Read more

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Actress who plays Mary speaks of filming ‘The Passion’

Feb 5, 2004

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, actress Maia Morgenstern said she was pregnant for her role as Mary... Read more

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Archbishop Conti accuses BBC of bias against Catholic Church

Feb 4, 2004

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow accused the BBC of “gross insensitivity” to the Catholic Church and of encouraging “a tabloid... Read more

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Italian referee leaves professional basketball to become missionary

Feb 4, 2004

At 28 years of age, Simone Strozzi had a successful career as a referee for Series A Italian Basketball, the... Read more

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Spanish bishops call for protection of the family from serious signs of disintegration

Feb 3, 2004

The Spanish Bishops Conference is calling for a law to protect the family from the disintegration and re-definition to which... Read more

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Traditionalist leader says dialogue with the Vatican “at a stand still”

Feb 2, 2004

During a press conference which took place at a hotel near the Vatican, Bishop Bernard Fellay, leader of the traditionalist... Read more

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New evidence shows Pope Pius XII acted to protect Jews in wartime Italy

Feb 2, 2004

Fr. Aldo Brunacci, lauded for his efforts on behalf of at least 250 Jews, credited Pope Pius XII for the... Read more

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Pro-lifers organize Valentine’s Day rally in Spain

Feb 2, 2004

A Spanish doctor and the Movement for Life are organizing a peaceful rally called, “Fall in Love with Life,” which... Read more

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Europe needs Christian values in spite of crisis, says Archbishop

Jan 29, 2004

Archbishop Julián Barrio of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, says European unity should be established upon the values that have historically... Read more

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500 years later Queen Isabel continues to be an example of faith for Spain, Archbishop says

Jan 29, 2004

Referring to the 500th anniversary of the death of Queen Isabel, Archbishop Antonio Cañizares of Toledo, Spain, said the monarch... Read more

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European association launches contest called “Family Matters”

Jan 28, 2004

With the sponsorship of the European Parliament, the association World Youth Alliance has launched a contest called “Family Matters,” which... Read more

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Pro-family institute calls for publication of 2002 abortion statistics in Spain

Jan 26, 2004

The Political Institute for the Family (IPF) has sent a letter to Spanish Health Minister, Ana Pastor, demanding the publication... Read more

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‘The Passion’ provides ‘teaching moment’ for U.S. Church, reporter says

Jan 25, 2004

A journalist for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome said next month’s release of Mel Gibson’s film on the Passion... Read more

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Good ‘wake-up call’ in dealing with anonymous sources, says Catholic journalist

Jan 25, 2004

The controversy about the Pope’s words in reaction to Mel Gibson’s film is “a wake-up call about the dangers of... Read more