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Bishop tells homosexual group: “The Church respects you but does not agree with your behavior”

Mar 31, 2005

Meeting with representatives of a homosexual group, Bishop Juan Jose Omella of Calahorra and La Calzada-Logroño of Spain said, “The... Read more

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Messori responds to Küng: John Paul II is the Pope who "saved the Church"

Mar 31, 2005

In a sharply written article, Italian Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori has responded to the criticisms of dissident German theologian Hans... Read more

Pope suffering from high fever, receives Annointing of the Sick

Mar 30, 2005

The Vatican confirmed this afternon that Pope John Paul II has developed a high fever as a result of a... Read more

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Priests should wear their Roman collars, says Spanish bishop

Mar 29, 2005

In a pastoral letter sent to the priests of his diocese, Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona, Spain, said they should... Read more

Pope to have mountain named for him

Mar 28, 2005

Pope John Paul II will have a mountain in central Italy named for him on his 85th birthday, May 18,... Read more

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British cardinal links abortion with Nazi eugenics

Mar 28, 2005

Britain’s top Catholic cleric has said the country’s policy on abortion is similar to Nazi Germany's eugenics experiments and killings,... Read more

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Vatican observer reveals growth of “invisible Christians” in Holy Land

Mar 28, 2005

In an article published Tuesday, Vatican observer Sandro Magister points out a relatively unknown but very important phenomenon for the... Read more

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Spanish bishops to launch new pro-life campaign

Mar 28, 2005

Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae on April 4, the Bishops Conference of... Read more

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Christians question new translation of Bible

Mar 27, 2005

A new version of one of the world’s most widely read English-language Bibles has caused a stir among some Christians... Read more

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Picture of Pope made with outlines of Brazlian soldiers

Mar 27, 2005

The work of art is by Polish artist Piot Uklansk, of New York, who traveled to Brazil to photograph thousands... Read more

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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