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New book tracks role of Catholic Church in state politics

Jan 11, 2006

The Catholic Church is playing an increasingly important role in state politics, says Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane in... Read more

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CNA News is now available for Pocket PC, Palm and mobile phone.

Jan 11, 2006

Starting today, CNA users can synchronize their portable devices, Pocket PC, Palm and mobile phones with a completely free news... Read more

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L.A. cathedral cancels Christian unity event

Jan 10, 2006

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Monday canceled a Christian unity conference that it... Read more

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Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference

Jan 10, 2006

A Catholic conference next month is open to all people who want to learn about the Catholic faith, not just... Read more

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Archbishop Levada questioned on Portland sex abuse cases

Jan 10, 2006

The highest-ranking American at the Vatican, Archbishop William Levada, was deposed for seven hours Monday when lawyers questioned him on... Read more

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Can intelligent design be taught as philosophy? California parents file suit over high school course

Jan 10, 2006

A group of parents in a small California school district, north of Los Angeles, are trying to squelch a local... Read more

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USCCB: Korean Cloning hoax shows that good ethics necessary for good science

Jan 10, 2006

On Thursday, a South Korean investigation found that scientist Hwang Woo-suk and his discredited research team had no real evidence... Read more

Reduce demand for arms by analyzing need, promoting peace, says Vatican rep. to U.N.

Jan 9, 2006

In an address yesterday to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent U.N. observer for the Holy See, called on... Read more

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Abortion takes top billing at Alito hearings

Jan 9, 2006

As senate confirmation hearings for would-be Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel Alito enter their second day, senators--particularly those on the... Read more

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Fidelis launches animated ad for Alito hearings

Jan 9, 2006

A Catholic advocacy group, called Fidelis, launched an Internet-based animated advertising campaign Jan. 9 to coincide with the confirmation hearings... Read more

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Montana Bishop: Catholic priesthood stands in marked contrast with secular success symbols

Jan 9, 2006

Speaking last month on the occasion of the first priestly ordination in his diocese since becoming its head in 2004,... Read more

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Bishop calls for classes in method of birth control

Jan 9, 2006

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix is now the third U.S. bishop to require a full course of natural family planning... Read more

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Mexican cardinal criticized xenophobic attitude of US against immigrants

Jan 9, 2006

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, criticized what he termed the “xenophobic attitude” of the United States as... Read more

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Springfield diocese launches process to shut down parishes

Jan 8, 2006

The Diocese of Springfield has launched a process to help determine which churches should close given demographic shifts and the... Read more

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Assets ruling creates ‘new class of victims’, says lawyer

Jan 8, 2006

A decision by federal bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Perris against the Archdiocese of Portland “will lead to a new class of... Read more

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Two more stations drop offensive program

Jan 8, 2006

Two more NBC affiliates have decided not to air a new network drama called "The Book of Daniel," which features... Read more

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New Book studies dramatic consequences of divorce among children and damage in children’s religious identity.

Jan 5, 2006

Between two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce, a new publishing tackling the eminent question of divorce and... Read more

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Cleveland bishop asks pope for permission to retire

Jan 5, 2006

Cleveland  Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, 73, has asked Pope Benedict XVI for permission to retire as head of the Cleveland... Read more

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Catholic Priest Advises: “Democrats…must abandon their Catholic bashing strategy.”

Jan 5, 2006

Catholic Priest and president of Human Life International,Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, advised Democrats to refrain from “Catholic bashing” of Supreme... Read more

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United States Bishops launch New Media Campaign Focusing on Solutions to Poverty

Jan 5, 2006

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) this month launched a new national awareness campaign that calls attention to the... Read more