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Spanish Bishops ask families to care for their roots and to defend life

Dec 14, 2003

In preparation for the coming celebration of the feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, the bishops of Spain... Read more

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Research finds spiritual meaning of Christmas brings more happiness

Dec 14, 2003

A new study, designed to see if there is a link between Christianity and happiness, suggests that keeping Christ in... Read more

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650,000 sign petition to include Christianity in EU Constitution

Dec 11, 2003

Members of the European Parliament presented to the Vice Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini a petition signed by more than 650,000... Read more

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Canonization cause opens for record number of martyrs from Spanish Civil War

Dec 10, 2003

Archbishop Antonio Cañizares of Toledo, Spain, has opened the cause for canonization for 800 martyrs of the ecclesiastical province of... Read more

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Divorces will outnumber marriages by 2009 in Spain

Dec 7, 2003

According to data from the Institute for Family Politics that will be officially presented next week, the annual divorce rate... Read more

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Pre-Christmas consumerism gives way to agnosticism, warns Spanish Archbishop

Dec 3, 2003

Archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach of Tarragona, Spain, is warning Catholics that the enormous amount of consumerism that is prevalent in... Read more

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Spanish group offers help in overcoming post-abortion syndrome

Nov 30, 2003

In the face of growing numbers of women who suffer from post-abortion syndrome and the lack of specialized studies on... Read more

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Radical “multiculturalism” is suicide for the West, says Vatican Cardinal

Nov 25, 2003

During the opening of the Symposium on the Social Doctrine of the Church, organized by the Spanish Bishops Conference, Cardinal... Read more

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Vatican Theologian says homosexual “weddings” have no justification

Nov 20, 2003

Father Gino Concetti, theologian of the official Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano, is denouncing the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Court... Read more

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Italy will not be intimidated by terrorist attack, says Cardinal Ruini

Nov 19, 2003

During funeral services for the 19 Italians who died in the attack on their post in Iraq last Wednesday, the... Read more

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Dead Israeli men may father children

Nov 19, 2003

In a bizarre decision, Israel's Attorney-General Eliyakim Rubinstein has issued legal guidelines giving Israeli widows the right to harvest their... Read more

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Preparations underway for World Congress on Consecrated Life in Rome

Nov 16, 2003

This week initial preparations began for the World Congress on Consecrated Life, which will take place November 23-27 in Rome,... Read more

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Spanish website launches boycott campaign against UNICEF Christmas cards

Nov 16, 2003

The Spanish website “HazteOir.org” (“Make Yourself Heard”) has launched a campaign urging people not to buy Christmas cards made by... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia calls for recuperation traditional European values

Nov 13, 2003

Bishop Agustín García-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, has published a pastoral letter in which he calls on Christians to work for... Read more

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Movie based on play by Pope John Paul to debut in Spain

Nov 11, 2003

As part of the 5th Catholics and Public Life Congress, which Hill take place November 14-16, the movie “Brother of... Read more

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Research reveals Picasso’s wish to die in communion with the Church

Nov 10, 2003

A Spanish scholar who is researching the life and works of Pablo Picasso has revealed that the famous artists from... Read more

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Pro-life groups in Europe and Latin America join together for international foundation

Nov 10, 2003

The International Pro-life Congress concluded this week in Madrid with the creation of a European-Latin American Pro-life Foundation, which marks... Read more

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Spain to vote with US in favor of total cloning prohibition

Nov 4, 2003

The Spanish government has announced it will not join a block of European countries that is seeking to keep the... Read more

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Putin’s visit with Pope to boost Orthodox-Catholic ties

Nov 4, 2003

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to boost relations between the Orthodox and Catholic churches in Russia with his second visit... Read more

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Postulator for the beatification cause of John Paul I dies

Nov 3, 2003

The Fides News Agency is reporting the death of Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, postulator of the cause of beatification of... Read more