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Catholic Church in Illinois challenges law giving accusers more time to sue

Dec 3, 2003

The Catholic Church in Illinois, which includes the Archdiocese of Chicago, is challenging a new state law that grants more... Read more

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California High Court holds decision on Catholic Church and contraceptive law

Dec 3, 2003

The California Supreme Court has made no immediate decision in the appeal of the local Catholic Church to be exempted... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge Congress to approve bill banning human patents

Dec 2, 2003

A bill banning the patenting of human organisms must be approved by the Senate to prevent the commodifying and marketing... Read more

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Catholic challenge to contraception law is rejected in New York

Dec 2, 2003

A New York court ruled that a law, requiring employers to include contraceptives in drug prescription plans, does not intrude... Read more

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Dialogue Between Catholic Church and Reformed Churches continues in the U.S.

Dec 1, 2003

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced last week that the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the... Read more

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Bishops of Massachusetts call Catholics to campaign against same-sex marriage

Nov 30, 2003

Catholic bishops in Massachusetts are urging the faithful to mobilize against the recent Supreme Judicial Court's ruling that will allow... Read more

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California court to decide if Catholic employer can be exempt from contraceptive law

Nov 30, 2003

The California Supreme Court is set to hear a case Tuesday and decide if Catholic Charities, a Church-based outreach program,... Read more

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Wichita bishop sees challenge in new diocese appointment

Nov 30, 2003

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Wichita has mixed emotions as he prepares to take over the much larger and troubled Diocese... Read more

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Banning Catholic views from public schools akin to Nazism: federal judge

Nov 27, 2003

An attorney from the Thomas More Law Center is optimistic that a ruling, expected  around Dec. 1, will be favorable... Read more

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Broadcaster refuses to pay fine after radio hosts dared listeners to have sex in cathedral

Nov 27, 2003

The broadcasting company that aired a live description of two people having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral refused to pay... Read more

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Gibson film ‘faithful to Bible’s teaching’: Billy Graham

Nov 27, 2003

Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ", is “faithful to the Bible's teaching that we are all responsible for... Read more

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Catholic organization promotes justice “in every cup of coffee” 

Nov 26, 2003

Catholic Relief Services has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of unfair coffee-trade practices and promote the consumption of... Read more

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Same-sex ruling undermines democracy: Cardinal George

Nov 24, 2003

According to the Archbishop of Chicago, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision to allow same-sex marriage could cause people... Read more

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Catholic college asks pro-pornography board member to step down

Nov 24, 2003

A commercial that features Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, surrounded by beautiful women, led to the resignation of a Thomas Aquinas... Read more

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Watchdog organization accuses CBS's 60 Minutes of promoting hardcore pornography

Nov 24, 2003

CBS TV's 60 Minutes, like most of the U.S. secular media, seems to have placed “its money and hopes on... Read more

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Catholic fund-raising keeps on track, research finds

Nov 23, 2003

In spite of some studies that predicted Roman Catholics would dramatically reduce donations to the Catholic Church, surveys show that... Read more

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Philadelphia Catholics in awe before relic of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 23, 2003

A half-inch piece of cactus cloth in a small glass case has been drawing crowds and creating a sense of... Read more

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Catholic school program in Pittsburgh a model for special education nationwide

Nov 23, 2003

A nationally recognized school program, hailed as a model for inclusive, “Christ-centered” Catholic education, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this... Read more

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Lay dissident group remains banned from Boston Archdiocese

Nov 20, 2003

Despite a "positive" first meeting with Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, new Voice of the Faithful chapters are still banned from... Read more

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U.S. Congress approves Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul

Nov 20, 2003

A resolution in the Senate to award Pope John Paul II the Presidential Medal of Freedom passed without a single... Read more