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Spanish experts says “therapeutic child” is unethical and against the law

May 30, 2004

In an article published by the leftist Spanish newspaper “El País,” Manuel Martinez Sospedra, professor of law at the Cardinal... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls on laity to “overcome idolatry of comfort”

May 30, 2004

In order to mark the celebration of Lay Apostolate and Catholic Action Day on the feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jesus... Read more

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English bishops give moral instruction in new document

May 26, 2004

The Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a 103-page document yesterday, called “Cherishing Life”, which outlines the teachings... Read more

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Vatican watcher outlines important passages of Pope’s new autobiographical book

May 26, 2004

According to renowned Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online weekly “L’Espresso,” what Pope John Paul II writes, as well... Read more

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Spain: Embryo can never be used for an end that is not for its own good

May 26, 2004

Responding to the recent decision by the National Committee for Assisted Reproduction in Spain to request legal authorization for the... Read more

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Groups seek to legalize “medicinal babies” in Spain

May 25, 2004

The National Committee for Assisted Human Reproduction in Spain took the first step towards legalizing human embryo selection for the... Read more

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Family organization calls for referendum on law allowing homosexuals to adopt

May 25, 2004

The Family Policy Institute of Cataluña, Spain, is calling for a popular referendum, which would demonstrate if it is the... Read more

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Silent holocaust of abortion is not progress, says Spanish bishop

May 24, 2004

Bishop Antonio Reig of Segorbe-Castellón, Spain, says abortion is a “silent holocaust,” and that it cannot be considered “progress,” adding... Read more

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Spanish socialists propose granting Muslims equal legal status with the Church

May 24, 2004

The ruling party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), announced it will support an effort that would put... Read more

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“Pope’s discourse on Europe was underestimated,” says Italian Vatican observer

May 23, 2004

According to an article by Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online magazine “L’Espresso,” the discourse Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Catholics not well-liked in film industry, says director

May 20, 2004

The renowned Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi says there is a terrible polarization between the communications media and faith, and... Read more

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Religion is fundamental for the intellectual development of children, says chancellor

May 20, 2004

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said this week in Valencia, Spain, that religion... Read more

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Swiss bishops denounce calls for Pope to retire

May 19, 2004

Swiss bishops say a letter written by Swiss intellectuals and theologians, calling on the Pope to retire, “disgusting” and "tasteless.”... Read more

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Excerpts from Pope’s new book revealed

May 19, 2004

An article in the Spanish newspaper ABC has published several excerpts from the new book written by Pope John Paul... Read more

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Cardinal says Immaculate Conception important doctrine for today’s culture

May 19, 2004

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, Spain, said this week that the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the... Read more

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Election results in India “positive sign for peace”, says Pakistani Archbishop

May 18, 2004

The Archbishop of Lahore and President of the Pakistani Bishops Conference, Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, said recent elections in India are... Read more

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Archbishop of Toledo meets with Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem: is and old Sinagogue going back to Jewish cult?

May 17, 2004

The Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Yona Metzger, met this week with Archbishop Antonio Cañizares of Toledo, Spain, during which both... Read more

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“Christians have much to give in Hollywood”

May 16, 2004

During the First International Symposium on “The educational role of cinema”, which is taking place in Valencia, Spain, American screenwriter... Read more

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Source of religious life is holiness, says Vatican prefect

May 16, 2004

Addressing the 800 superiors of major religious congregations gathered in Rome, the Prefect of the Congregation for Consecrated Life, Archbishop... Read more

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Troops must leave Iraq soon but not before June 30, says Cardinal Martino

May 13, 2004

The Vatican’s former envoy to the United Nations said yesterday that the U.S.-led coalition forces should pull out of Iraq... Read more