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Madrid Cardinal says anonymous saints are builders of true progress

Nov 3, 2004

During his weekly address, the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Maria Rouco Varela, said the anonymous saints of today “are the... Read more

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Archbishop denounces use of embryos as panacea against diseases

Nov 3, 2004

During the traditional recitation of the Rosary of the Aurora, Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Valladolid, Spain, denounced the use of... Read more

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Belgian cardinal dies, had stirred controversy with remarks on homosexuality

Nov 2, 2004

Gustaaf Cardinal Joos of Belgium, who gained notoriety when he called homosexuals “sexual perverts” earlier this year, died yesterday at... Read more

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Family group proposes parents specify in wills that their children not be adopted by homosexual couples

Nov 2, 2004

The National Confederation of Parents of Families and Parents of School Children in Spain proposed this week that parents specify... Read more

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The hour of death is the “hour of truth,” Spanish bishop exhorts

Nov 1, 2004

On the eve of the celebration of All Saints and a day before All Souls Day, Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo... Read more

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Controversial new book gives Church views on sex

Oct 31, 2004

A controversial new book is encouraging married Catholics to make love more often in an effort to offset "impotence and... Read more

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Spanish bishops slam government approval of assisted reproduction law

Oct 31, 2004

In response to government approval of law that allows the “production” of embryos with practically no restrictions and opens the... Read more

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Spanish pro-family group demands that government not discriminate against stay-at-home moms

Oct 28, 2004

The Spanish Federation of Large Families sent a letter this week to the country’s Minister of Work and Social Issues,... Read more

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John Paul II intends to travel to Cologne for WYD

Oct 27, 2004

A Vatican official has confirmed that despite his frail health, Pope John Paul II “is sure” he will visit Cologne... Read more

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Italian state defends crucifixes in schools, “for the good of the country”

Oct 27, 2004

Arguing before the Constitutional Court, the chief lawyer of the state of Italy, Antonio Palatiello, defended the presence of crucifixes... Read more

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French Catholics bring Jesus into the heart of the city in ‘urban mission’ project

Oct 27, 2004

Thousands of young Catholics from across Europe will be pouring into Paris over the course of the next week. No,... Read more

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Notre Dame alumnus regrets misrepresentation of Catholic teachings by some U. officals

Oct 26, 2004

William McGurn, an executive with News Corp and writer of a weekly column for the New York Post regretted yesterday... Read more

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Orthodox dedicate "floating chapel" to saint who evangelized Russia

Oct 26, 2004

The Russian Orthodox Church is set to dedicate a new chapel boat on October 31 to St. Vladimir, the ruler... Read more

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15,000 protest abortion policies of Spanish socialist party

Oct 26, 2004

According to figures from local police officials, some 15,000 people participated last Friday in a protest in Madrid against the... Read more

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Spain is "mission territory," land of much "religious ignorance," says Archbishop

Oct 26, 2004

Archbishop Jaume Pujol of Tarragona, Spain, said this week “religious ignorance is widespread” and therefore missionary work is needed not... Read more

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Pro-life groups denounce Red Cross collaboration with abortionists in Spain

Oct 25, 2004

The spokeswoman for the Association of Abortion Victims (AAV) in Spain, Victoria Uroz, denounced the Red Cross this week for... Read more

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French Jewish group drops ad campaign that insults Jesus and Mary

Oct 25, 2004

An ad campaign intended to stem anti-Semitism in France got pulled at the last minute after its blatant disrespect for... Read more

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Rosary beads become hot fashion trend, bishops concerned

Oct 24, 2004

A popular Catholic devotion has become the latest fashion item. Christian shops have been overwhelmed by the demand for rosary... Read more

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Controversy over anti-Semitism campaign in France that insults Jesus and Mary

Oct 24, 2004

The Union of Jewish Students of France will launch a media campaign next week aimed at “sensitizing” the French about... Read more

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France begins expelling students who wear head scarves

Oct 21, 2004

French schools have begun expelling Muslim girls for wearing headscarves to class in defiance of a new law banning religious... Read more