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Catholic schools need to teach about Catholic heroes, says Archbishop O’Malley

Apr 13, 2004

Catholic schools must teach students about Catholic heroes, especially in the current social climate, characterized by sexual immorality and an... Read more

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National Shrine begins effort to complete ceiling mosaic

Apr 13, 2004

After more than 35 years, the National Shrine will embellish in colorful mosaic a third dome in the Great Upper... Read more

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Pro-abortion politicians should not receive Communion, says pro-life priest group

Apr 12, 2004

Priests for Life issued a statement yesterday on whether pro-abortion politicians should receive the Eucharist after Democratic presidential candidate John... Read more

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Preach on reconciliation and faith and public life: Bishop Aquila

Apr 12, 2004

Priests must preach on the sacrament of reconciliation and the need to reconcile faith and public life in order to... Read more

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Catholics, Evangelicals hold joint public celebrations for Holy Week

Apr 12, 2004

Hundreds of Catholics and Evangelicals joined together in song and prayer in a first-time public display of faith and devotion... Read more

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Cardinal McCarrick says Kerry taking communion is “an issue”

Apr 11, 2004

While Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received Holy Communion to mark Easter at the Paulist Center in Boston, Cardinal Theodore... Read more

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“The Passion” soars back to the top, Cardinal expresses support

Apr 11, 2004

Mel Gibson’s  “The Passion of the Christ” rose back to the top of the box-office during Holy Week, while Cardinal... Read more

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TV religious coverage up in 10 years

Apr 11, 2004

Television coverage of religious issues nearly tripled compared with a decade ago but it is still often hostile to orthodox... Read more

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Human rights group petitions for release of Hmong Christian prisoners in Vietnam

Apr 6, 2004

Freedom House has petitioned the Government of Vietnam for the immediate release of 10 Hmong Christians as well as other... Read more

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Major league baseball players use ‘Passion’ as outreach

Apr 5, 2004

Spring training has been more a little more than just playing ball for some major league baseball teams. Convinced that... Read more

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New bishop brings hope to diocese shaken by scandal

Apr 4, 2004

The faithful of the Diocese of Springfield looked with great hope to the installation of Bishop Timothy McDonnell yesterday, who... Read more

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One thousand march against same-sex marriage

Apr 4, 2004

The federal government should ban same-sex unions, said almost 1,000 Catholics, who gathered at a rally Saturday in support of... Read more

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My son died in peace thanks to ‘The Passion of the Christ’

Apr 4, 2004

Ivan Jose Baez was 24 years old.  He lived the last two decades full of anguish and resentment at the... Read more

Bishops applaud President for Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Apr 1, 2004

The U.S. bishops applaud President George Bush for signing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act into law yesterday. Also known... Read more

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Cardinal Keeler calls for full ban on cloning, embryonic research

Apr 1, 2004

The ban, suggested by President's Council on Bioethics, of certain reproductive technologies are laudable but not enough, and should be... Read more

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Open invitation to National Prayer Breakfast

Mar 31, 2004

Catholics will host a national prayer breakfast at the end of the month “to thank God for the blessings bestowed... Read more

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More than 150,000 people to join U.S. Catholic Church on Holy Saturday

Mar 30, 2004

More than 150,000 Americans will join the Catholic Church Holy Saturday, April 10, through the Rite of Christian Initiation of... Read more

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Gay “Marriage” ban passed but “civil unions” approved in Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2004

Massachusetts legislators took a significant step on Monday toward banning gay “marriage,” but at the cost of legalizing “civil unions,”... Read more

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Man confesses burglary after viewing “The Passion of the Christ” with his mother

Mar 29, 2004

The Arizona Tribune reported on Monday that a repentant burglar turned himself in Sunday in Mesa after watching Mel Gibson’s... Read more

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Christian alternative to Girl Scouts growing in U.S.

Mar 29, 2004

The Christian-based American Heritage Girls seems to be growing across the U.S. as an alternative to the Girl Scouts, which... Read more