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Gibson rejects notion that “The Passion of the Christ” is the gospel according to Mel

Feb 29, 2004

Gibson said he wished to tell the story of the Passion without pretense so that everyone might understand that Jesus... Read more

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Anglican chancellor and scholar to retire, convert to Catholicism

Feb 26, 2004

Canon Edward Norman, the chancellor of York Minster Cathedral and a leading Anglican scholar, has announced that he is converting... Read more

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‘Confessional on wheels’ to tour Central Europe

Feb 26, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Germany has prepared a “mobile confessional” in an effort to re-awaken enthusiasm for... Read more

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“Deafness to the voice of God” is the problem of our age, says Cardinal Ratzinger

Feb 26, 2004

In an interview with the Itailian daily, “Il Tempo,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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Book on John Paul II, the Pope that changed the world, is published

Feb 26, 2004

George Bush, senior, ex-Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachov and ex-president of Italy Francesco Cossiga are but a few of the figures... Read more

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The Church does not have an ideology, but rather lives the Gospel, says Archbishop of Seville

Feb 25, 2004

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, said this week the Church "does not have an ideology" but rather "the... Read more

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Website launches campaign to stop legalization of abortion in Portugual

Feb 25, 2004

The Spanish website HazteOir.org ("Make your voice heard") has launched a massive email campaign to prevent the legalization of abortion... Read more

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Study says religious indifference prevalent among Spanish youth

Feb 24, 2004

A report by the Santa María Foundation revealed that the majority of young people in Spain are “indifferent” to religion. Read more

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Belgian bishop warns of risks to children adopted by homosexuals

Feb 23, 2004

During a conference which took place at the University of Navarre in Spain, Bishop André Léonard of Namur, Belgium, explained... Read more

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Compendium of social doctrine of the Church ready by April

Feb 22, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, announced the long-awaited “Catechism of Social Doctrine”... Read more

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Portuguese public official calls adoption of children by homosexuals “perversion”

Feb 19, 2004

A Portuguese government official in charge of a committee implementing the country’s new law on adoption said that homosexuality is... Read more

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Spanish bishops exhort voters to support life and family in coming elections

Feb 18, 2004

In anticipation of the coming general elections on March 14, the leadership of the Spanish Bishops Conference has published a... Read more

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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