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EWTN to air live Town Hall meeting on the report on clerical sexual abuse in the U.S.

Feb 19, 2004

The EWTN Global Catholic Network will air a live Town Hall Meeting on the report by the National Review Board... Read more

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More screens added for The Passion of the Christ

Feb 19, 2004

The demand for showings of The Passion of The Christ is so great that 4,000 prints of the film are... Read more

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Parental notification law may be put on election ballot

Feb 19, 2004

A group of Republican lawmakers wants to put the question of parental notification on the election ballot this November. The... Read more

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Cardinal says media’s portrayal of sex poses threat to future happiness of children

Feb 18, 2004

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, archbishop of Westminster, said the media’s portrayal of sex poses a danger to the future health and... Read more

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Marchers protest Cardinal George’s stance on same-sex marriage

Feb 18, 2004

About 150 supporters of same-sex marriage marched and rallied across the street from the residence of Cardinal Francis George Feb.... Read more

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Michigan Catholic Conference ready to oppose death penalty resolution

Feb 18, 2004

The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) is urging the Michigan Legislature to vote against a constitutional amendment that would reinstate the... Read more

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Speakers with pro-abortion stance should not be invited to Catholic institutions: Bishop Keleher

Feb 17, 2004

Catholic institutions should no longer invite speakers, who support abortion rights, to "address, give workshops, or otherwise make any presentation"... Read more

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House approves measure requiring parents be told of teens’ abortions

Feb 17, 2004

Parents in Florida may soon have the legal right to be informed if their teenage daughters seek an abortion, reported... Read more

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Draft survey reveals 4,450 U.S. priests accused of sex abuse between 1950 and 2002

Feb 16, 2004

A draft survey on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy found that more than 11,000 allegations were made against... Read more

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Reports on sexual abuse will be ‘very sobering’: Bishop Gregory

Feb 16, 2004

The release of two reports on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy Feb. 27, “will be a very sobering... Read more

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Manhattan priest urges parishioners to see ‘The Passion’

Feb 16, 2004

Mel Gibson’s movie “will prove to be a life-changing experience for many people,” said well known Manhattan pastor Fr. Gerald... Read more

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Critics have a problem with the Gospels, not with me: Gibson

Feb 15, 2004

In an exclusive interview  to be aired today at 10:00 p.m. ET. On ABCNEWS’ Primetime, Mel Gibson told Diane Sawyer... Read more

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Human cloning is a ‘sign of moral regress': Cardinal Keeler

Feb 15, 2004

The scientific experiment in South Korea that has used cloning to create and destroy dozens of human embryos "is a... Read more

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Next Conclave to consider issues with global consequence: Weigel

Feb 15, 2004

Collapsing Catholicism in Europe, radical Islam and biotechnology will be the three major issues the cardinals will consider at the... Read more

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Not all Jewish people are against ‘The Passion’: Rabbi Lapin

Feb 12, 2004

Two weeks before the release of Mel Gibson's film, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, well known radio host and president of Toward... Read more

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Weigel’s new book to young Catholics to hit book stores in March

Feb 12, 2004

Best-selling author and theologian George Weigel will be releasing his latest book, “Letters to a Young Catholic”, in March.  Read more

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U.S. bishops issue publication on ‘The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus’

Feb 12, 2004

In the midst of the controversy posed by the upcoming release of Mel Gibson’s film surrounding its depiction of the... Read more

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Catholics challenge Kerry on pro-abortion stance

Feb 11, 2004

The pro-life American Life League held a demonstration Feb. 10 in an attempt to convince leading Democratic presidential candidate Sen.... Read more

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ADL’s fear of violence against Jews based on ‘The Passion’ is unfounded: Catholic League

Feb 11, 2004

At the root of the Anti-Defamation League’s fear regarding “The Passion of the Christ” is that the film “might actually... Read more

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Two Catholic ministries launch ‘Catholic Passion Outreach’

Feb 10, 2004

A Catholic publisher and a Catholic Internet portal have teamed up to launch an outreach to promote and respond to... Read more