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Augustine Institute to open in Denver

Feb 23, 2005

For years, Tim Gray has been dreaming of a theological institute in Denver that would blend solid theology with practical... Read more

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Colorado couple teaching young children to fall in love with prayer

Feb 23, 2005

It’s teaching three-year olds to pray the rosary. Two-year olds are surprising their parents by reciting the sign of the... Read more

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Court rejects challenge to Roe v. Wade

Feb 22, 2005

The Supreme Court rejected yesterday a challenge to its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized... Read more

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Christian doctors urge Supreme Court to rule against assisted suicide

Feb 22, 2005

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the nation’s only assisted suicide law gives it the opportunity to protect patients, preserve... Read more

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Taxpayer groups challenge state funding for stem-cell research

Feb 22, 2005

Two taxpayer groups filed a petition yesterday in the California Supreme Court, requesting that organizations set up to organize and... Read more

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Documentary proves vitality of human life in the womb

Feb 22, 2005

A new documentary takes viewers into the mysterious world of pregnancy and demonstrates the fragility of the human life within... Read more

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Priests question pro-abortion theology classes

Feb 21, 2005

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights' recent move to begin "Theology and Reproductive Rights" classes in Protestant seminaries is not... Read more

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New bishop for West Virginia hopes to unify regions

Feb 21, 2005

West Virginia's 76,000 Catholics will have a new bishop today. Bishop-elect Michael J. Bransfield succeeds retiring Bishop Bernard W. Schmitt. Read more

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Catholic playwright’s new play about possible clergy sex abuse to hit Broadway

Feb 21, 2005

A new play about a nun, who has suspicions that a priest could be molesting a boy, will hit Broadway... Read more

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UN Adopts Pro-Life Declaration Against Human Cloning

Feb 20, 2005

After three years of apparent deadlock, the United Nations adopted a declaration Feb. 18 condemning human cloning, reported the Catholic... Read more

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Exhibit on Pope’s relationship with Jews set to open on Pope’s 85th birthday

Feb 20, 2005

A major new exhibit on Pope John Paul II and his relationship with the Jewish people is set to open... Read more

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Effective marriage conference returns to Omaha

Feb 20, 2005

Being and staying married in today’s culture is difficult. However, a marriage conference that has helped countless couples live successful,... Read more

UN may announce human cloning decision today

Feb 17, 2005

A United Nations committee meeting in special session this week could announce as early as today an agreement on human... Read more

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Former “Jane Roe” heading the charge to overturn abortion law

Feb 17, 2005

In the next few days, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take a new case by Norma... Read more

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US women’s group applauds acquittal in hate crime case

Feb 17, 2005

Concerned Women for America (CWA) expressed relief yesterday when a judge dismissed all counts against four men in a state... Read more

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Performance of graphic feminist play upsets archbishop

Feb 17, 2005

Loyola University students staged the "The Vagina Monologues" this week, drawing public rebuke from Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.  Read more

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New course on ‘theology and reproductive choice’ launched in Protestant seminaries

Feb 17, 2005

A new course on sexual ethics, contraception and other “reproductive issues” is now available to Protestant seminaries in the United... Read more

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First Archbishop of Galveston-Houston Archdiocese installed

Feb 17, 2005

Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza was installed Wednesday as the first Archbishop of the newly formed Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston before a... Read more

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Florida coalition campaigns to include marriage definition in Constitution

Feb 17, 2005

A coalition of conservative and Christian groups launched a petition Feb. 14 for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to... Read more

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Online petition supports pre-nuptial agreement for Catholic couples to abide by canon law

Feb 16, 2005

A woman, who has made it her mission to reform Catholic marriage and civil divorce, has launched an online petition,... Read more