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Pope appoints Tobin as new bishop for Rhode Island

Mar 30, 2005

The Vatican has announced that the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio will succeed... Read more

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Press misrepresents Catholic teaching on end-of-life issues: ethicists

Mar 30, 2005

Two prominent Catholic ethicists say the media portrayals of Church teaching on end-of-life issues, surrounding the Terri Schiavo case, are... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput, Catholic groups, urging Colorado governor to veto emergency contraception bill

Mar 30, 2005

Catholic groups across Colorado are lobbying Governor Bill Owens to take a stand against a new bill requiring hospitals to... Read more

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U.S. bishops back resolution that honors nun murdered in Brazil

Mar 30, 2005

The chairman of the bishops’ International Policy Committee has commended a congressional resolution honoring the work of American Sr. Dorothy... Read more

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Archdiocese of Detroit defends parish decision to deny membership to openly lesbian couple

Mar 30, 2005

In a statement issued by Communications Director Ned McGrath, the Archdiocese of Detroit, has defended the actions of Fr. Michael... Read more

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Pro-life group pledges to lobby for legislation to prevent another Terri Schiavo situation

Mar 30, 2005

Priests of Life is discussing plans with other pro-life groups to lobby for legislation that would prevent another situation, similar... Read more

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Bishops ask survivors of clergy sexual abuse to help develop prevention program

Mar 30, 2005

The U.S. bishops have launched a new survey in an effort to reach out to survivors of clergy sexual abuse... Read more

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Cardinal Martino, pro-lifers on Terri’s death

Mar 30, 2005

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, said Thursday shortly before learning of the... Read more

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Glimmer of hope for Schiavo, Appeals Court considers new petition to reinsert feeding tube

Mar 29, 2005

With time running out for the family of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, who today enters her 13th day without food and... Read more

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Pro-life coalition urges Gov. Bush to intervene in Terri Schiavo case

Mar 29, 2005

The nation's top pro-life organizations are urging Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to exercise his executive authority and intervene to save... Read more

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Catholic League speaks out against Madonna's latest stunt

Mar 29, 2005

Madonna's latest antic scandalized Catholics and drew a forceful reaction from the New York-based Catholic League. The pop star dressed... Read more

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TV news report exposes cult leader who claims to have Marian apparitions

Mar 29, 2005

A Costa Rican cult, which continues to have Catholic followers in San Antonio, has been exposed as fraudulent and the... Read more

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First Catholic College in Arizona to start in 2006

Mar 29, 2005

The board of a proposed Catholic college in Arizona has announced that it is ready to start fundraising, reported the... Read more

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Catholic League connects ideology supporting Terri's death with Nazism

Mar 28, 2005

While Terri Schiavo struggles in her last days of life in a Florida hospice, some commentators in the press have... Read more

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Fargo Bishop says Jesus' words 'I thirst' echo struggle to save Terri Schiavo

Mar 28, 2005

As the Christian world focused its attention on the passion and crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, Bishop Samuel Aquila... Read more

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3000 expected for Life Teen anniversary

Mar 28, 2005

On Memorial Day weekend this year, nearly 3000 teens and supporters will gather in Anaheim, California to celebrate the twentieth... Read more

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Catholic teachers honored in Chicago with cash award

Mar 28, 2005

The staff of a Catholic grade school were recognized for excellence in teaching with the 2005 Cardinal’s Award for Teacher... Read more

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Terri finally receives last rites and Communion, supporters to bring fight to DC

Mar 27, 2005

Terri Schiavo was given last rites and Easter communion after an initial opposition from her stranded  husband Michael, while supporters... Read more

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New South Dakota law acknowledges that abortion ends a ‘whole, unique human life’

Mar 27, 2005

Last week, South Dakota lawmakers created a roadblock for the abortion industry. A new state law now requires women seeking... Read more

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Terri denied communion, Family ends battle in courts

Mar 26, 2005

In the most dramatic turn in the fight for Terri Schiavo's life, her parents asked supporters to return home to... Read more