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Seattle Archbishop says pro-abortion politicians must refrain from Communion

Jul 19, 2004

Catholic politicians, who defend pro-abortion policies should refrain from receiving Communion, although ministers should not make the decision of denying... Read more

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Cardinal McCarrick urges court to halt executions for crimes committed by juveniles

Jul 19, 2004

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick has called on the United States Supreme Court to halt the execution of persons for crimes committed... Read more

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Kerry’s statement on life at conception poses contradiction with political decisions, analysts say

Jul 18, 2004

Democratic Senator John Kerry's recent remark that ''life begins at conception" poses a contradiction with his political decisions, say ethicists... Read more

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California's Catholic bishops support court challenge to abuse claims law

Jul 18, 2004

California's Roman Catholic bishops announced their support July 16 for a case in a San Diego federal court, which asserts... Read more

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U.S. bishops call for action, aid in war-torn Sudan

Jul 18, 2004

The U.S. bishops are calling on Americans to urge their government to press the United Nations Security Council to pass... Read more

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USCCB President says failure to vote on Federal Marriage Amendment is “shameful”

Jul 15, 2004

Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued on Thursday a statement expressing... Read more

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Vote on amendment is beginning, not end of battle, say Knights of Columbus

Jul 15, 2004

The Knights of Columbus issued a statement vowing that they “will fight as long as it takes” to protect institution... Read more

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Florida priest found innocent of sexual abuse charges

Jul 15, 2004

Two years after being accused of sexual abuse, Fr. Chris Eggleton, OP, has been declared innocent of all charges by... Read more

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U.S. archdiocese in bankruptcy court asks permission to pay workers

Jul 15, 2004

The Archdiocese of Portland has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to pay its 112 employees, reported The Oregonian. Read more

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Pro-Life Walkers regret denial to speak at Philadelphia parishes

Jul 15, 2004

A group of pro-life youth, walking through the Eastern United States in the American Life League's Summer Crusade for Life,... Read more

Battle for marriage ‘has just begun’ says family group after Senate blocks amendment

Jul 14, 2004

The vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment in the Senate shows just how little regard senators have for the will... Read more

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Bishop Kicanas denies ‘conspiracy’ in announcing possible bankruptcy

Jul 14, 2004

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson defended his diocese’s decision to consider filing for bankruptcy in the Yuma Sun yesterday... Read more

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Vietnamese Catholic refugees arrive in U.S. diocese

Jul 14, 2004

Thanks to Catholic Charities, about 3,600 Christian refugees from Hmong, Vietnam, will be resettled in Wisconsin. Almost 300 of these... Read more

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U.S. bishops join other religious leaders to support marriage amendment

Jul 13, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops joined other religious leaders yesterday in voicing their support for the Federal Marriage... Read more

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Archbishop Burke to release Pastoral Letter stressing priority of abortion issue

Jul 13, 2004

The St. Louis Review, the newspaper of  the Archdiocese of St. Louis, revealed this week that  Archbishop Raymond L. Burke... Read more

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Marriage amendment necessary to stop ‘despotic judges’, says Catholic League

Jul 13, 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue said the Federal Marriage Amendment is necessary “because those who support homosexual marriage have already... Read more

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Archbishop Burke and pro-abortion Congressman make no comment after meeting

Jul 13, 2004

Archbishop Raymond Burke and Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay offered no comment after their private meeting yesterday, during which they... Read more

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Tucson Diocese prepares parishioners for bankruptcy

Jul 12, 2004

Parishioners in the Diocese of Tucson were told for the first time of the possibility of their diocese filing for... Read more

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Card. Ratzinger supports US Bishops’ document on Communion, no comment on Interim report

Jul 12, 2004

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)  announced yesterday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick has received a letter  from... Read more

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Pro-abortion Congressman to meet Archbishop Burke, suggests Church lose non-profit status

Jul 11, 2004

Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis is scheduled to meet with local Congressman William Lacy Clay today, reported the Associated... Read more